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Lake Luzerne: A Great Day Trip From Lake George NY

Located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Lake Luzerne is an ideal destination for any traveler looking for a little peace and quiet, with a little bit of good-ol' fashioned action thrown in the mix. Known as the "Gateway to the Adirondacks," Lake Luzerne is positioned close to Saratoga Springs and Lake George, and is an easy getaway for travelers.

Lake Luzerne also features a great array of local businesses and attractions that cater to visitors and locals alike.

A Brief History Of Lake Luzerne

Lake Luzerne's history pre-dates the French and Indian War when American Indians - including Mohawk, Abenaki and Iroquois - lived off the rich land. The American Indians called Lake Luzerne "Ti-o-sa-ron-da", which means "the meeting of the waters," because here, the Sacandaga Lake meets the Hudson River and forms a large bay.

Originally part of the Town of Queensbury, the area that would become the Town of Lake Luzerne was incorporated in April 1792. Lumbering was the town's first industry, but leather tanning, paper production, and manufacturing would play integral roles in its history, too.

While logging is still thriving in the area today, many of the older industries are no longer active in Lake Luzerne. What remains in the town, though, is a great array of opportunities for outdoor adventure, combined with a quaint, historic ambience.

Top Things To Do In Lake Luzerne

In Lake Luzerne, there is tons of outdoor fun for everyone! Fishing, camping, and tubing are some of the are major attractions, along with horseback riding and snowmobiling. There are also three public beaches - Hudson Grove Beach, Luzerne Heights Public Beach, and Wayside Beach - where you can swim and relax in the sun.

Do you consider yourself an adventure seeker? For a wet and wild adventure, go river rafting on the Hudson River! The Hudson River Gorge is rated one of the top 10 whitewater rafting runs in America.

Put on your western boots and spend a night at the Painted Pony Rodeo, the oldest weekly rodeo in the country! Watch tough cowboys rope long horned steers, graceful cowgirls barrel race, and funny rodeo clowns tame the ferocious bulls.

Lake Luzerne Businesses & Attractions

The directory below features many of the businesses and attractions you can find in Lake Luzerne, including things to do, places to stay, and restaurants to try.

Lake Luzerne, NY Listings
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Adirondack Adventure Center - ADK Tubing Adventures
Lake Luzerne, NY
Looking for a great way to beat the heat with your family and friends? ADK Tubing Adventures at the Adirondack Adventure Center provides guided lazy river tubing and rafting trips for all ages near Lake George.
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Adirondack Adventure Center: ADK Treetop Adventures
Lake Luzerne, NY
ADK Treetop Adventures at the Adirondack Adventure Center in Lake Luzerne features a state-of-the-art adventure course through a beautiful forest canopy in the Southeastern Adirondacks. Ride the zip lines, cross the wooden platforms, and have fun!
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Adirondack Beach House
Lake Luzerne, NY
Explore the Adirondack Beach House for affordable, waterfront lodging and fun for the whole family in Lake Luzerne, NY. Gather loved ones and enjoy our multi-family house with a private beach, kayaks, and more.
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The Lamplight Inn Bed & Breakfast
Lake Luzerne, NY
Well established B&B Inn. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. On 9N, Village of Lake Luzerne between Lake George and Saratoga. Jacuzzi"s & fireplaces. Memorable breakfast.Free wifi, central air. Flat screen TV's. Wine and beer. Active area.
Welcome! You'll feel right at home at the Luzerne Court Motel.
Luzerne Court Motel
Lake Luzerne, NY
Luzerne Court Motel offers pet-friendly and affordable accommodations located just 9 miles south of Lake George. The motel is a family-friendly destination featuring a pool, campfires. amazing hospitality, and more.
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Sacandaga Lodge
Lake Luzerne, NY
Accommodating up to 16 individuals, the Sacandaga Lodge in Lake Luzerne, NY is perfect for large family getaways. Relax on the private beach, paddle on boats, and rewind to simpler times. Explore our affordable vacation rental!
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The Elms Waterfront Cottages & Lodge
Lake Luzerne, NY
Make Elms Waterfront Cottages & Lodge in Lake Luzerne, NY your family getaway fun spot! Featuring multiple comfortably furnished lodging options, guests can enjoy a private beach, water-based activities, mountain sunsets, and so much more.
Tubby Tubes Company - Lazy River Tubing & Downhill Tubing
Tubby Tubes Company - Lazy River Tubing & Downhill Tubing
Lake Luzerne, NY
Tubby Tubes is the original and #1 lazy river tubing & downhill tubing company in NY. Little kids and "big kids" love Tubby Tubes! Friendly, experienced guides and staff. Be a "Tubby Tuber"! 5 minutes from Lake George.
Bennett's Horseback Riding
Bennett's Horseback Riding
Lake Luzerne, NY
Enjoy horseback riding year round in the beautiful Adirondacks at Bennett's Riding Stable! Our popular sunset dinner rides and trail rides allow you to enjoy a horseback ride to the top of Beech Mountain in Lake Luzerne, NY.
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Lake Vanare Cabins & Lodge
Lake Luzerne, NY
Welcome to Lake Vanare Cabins & Lodge! Located on beautiful Lake Vanare just minutes from Lake George, NY, this waterfront property offers privacy in a wooded, southeastern Adirondack setting. There are cozy cabins, a sandy beach, and more!
Lake Vanare Snowmobile Tours
Lake Vanare Snowmobile Tours
Lake Luzerne, NY
Lake Vanare Snowmobile Tours offers guided tours through the beautiful Adirondacks just 5 miles from Lake George exit 21 on Route 9N South.
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Painted Pony Championship Rodeo
Lake Luzerne, NY
Painted Pony Championship Rodeo is an authentic Western Rodeo in Lake Luzerne, NY that provides fun for the whole family. Enjoy their BBQ, watch the rodeo, and have a memorable time!
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River Ridin'
Lake Luzerne, NY
Ready for a fun-filled adventure out on the water in the Lake George area? Take a trip to River Ridin' in nearby Lake Luzerne! The local watersports outfitter offers everything from kayak and jet ski rentals to paddling trips down the Hudson River.
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Ruggiero's Public Horseback Riding at the Painted Pony Ranch
Lake Luzerne, NY
Since 1953,the Painted Pony Ranch has been Lake George's premier Ranch. With over 50 years of experience, you will be in good hands on Ruggiero's Horseback Riding's 1/2 or 1 hr guided trail ride. Voted "Best Of Lake George" 2016 and 2017
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Adirondack Folk School
Lake Luzerne, NY
The Adirondack Folk School is a nonprofit organization that teaches the arts, crafts, and heritage of the Adirondacks, promoting creativity, self-reliance, sustainability, and cultural preservation.
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Double H Ranch
Lake Luzerne, NY
The mission of the Double H Ranch is to provide specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses.
Hudson Grove Beach
Lake Luzerne, NY
Hudson Grove Beach on Lake Luzerne is free and open to the public.
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Lake George Dinner Horse Back Rides
Begin with a guided ride that winds its way through wooded trails and brings you to the top of Beech Mountain where you will dine to a spectacular view overlooking the Adirondack Mountains, Lake George and Lake Vanare.
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Lakeside Cottage Rentals
Lake Luzerne, NY
Lakeside Cottage Rentals, located in Lake Luzurne on Lake Vanare offer private waterfront cottages for your family vacation.
Luzerne Heights Public Beach
Lake Luzerne, NY
Luzerne Heights Public Beach is a free public beach on Lake Luzerne.
The Long Horn Restaurant & Pub features a cozy bar you're sure to love.
The Long Horn Restaurant & Pub
Lake Luzerne, NY
The Long Horn Restaurant & Pub in Lake Luzerne, NY is a rustic restaurant both locals and vacationers call home. Serving up all your favorite pub foods and draft beers, the Long Horn offers a great dining experience just minutes from Lake George.
Wayside Beach
Lake Luzerne, NY
Visit Wayside Beach from late June through Labor Day each summer. Admission is free.
Adirondack Golf
Lake Luzerne, NY
An entertaining mini-golf and ice cream parlor in the beautiful Adirondack lake region of New York State.
Adirondack Rabbit Ranch
Lake Luzerne, NY
Locally raised rabbit meat and duck eggs available for pickup, local delivery and shipping. The ranch has a NYS licensed 5-A Processing Facility onsite so they know their products entire journey from the very beginning until the moment you buy it.
Frances G Kinnear Museum of Local History
Lake Luzerne, NY
Visit the Frances G Kinnear Museum of Local History to see historic artifacts and exhibits about the history of the Hadley-Luzerne area.
Luzerne State Campground at Fourth Lake
Lake Luzerne, NY
Luzerne Campground features a day-use beach, as well as a place to launch non-motorized boats.
Main Street Park
Lake Luzerne, NY
River Bend Christmas Tree Farm
Lake Luzerne, NY
Cut your own tree at Riverbend Tree Farm in Lake Luzerne. They offer Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Cannan Fir, Concolor Fir, and Scot Pine. They only accept cash as payment so come prepared.
Tubby Tubes Co. Outdoor Fun Park
Lake Luzerne, NY
Try snow tubing at one of Tubby Tubes Co. Outdoor Fun Park's fun slides during the winter season! The park features snow tubing runs with lift service, or, you can walk to the top of the hill.
UpRiver Cafe
Lake Luzerne, NY
UpRiver Cafe directly overlooks the beautiful Hudson River. This quaint Lake Luzerne establishment is a true staple of the Adirondack culture and provides it's customers with an exceptional and unique dining experience.
Villa Marina Inn
Lake Luzerne, NY
A family owned, four season Inn located moments from Lake George. Visit the Adirondacks during any season and enjoy what this beautiful area has to offer. Our Inn is pet friendly!