Skip to main content

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While logging is still thriving in the area today, many of the older industries are no longer active in Lake Luzerne.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 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.

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.

large group near each other on a lazy river trip
Adirondack Adventure Center - ADK Tubing & Rafting Adventures
Lake Luzerne, NY
Looking for a great way to beat the heat with your family and friends? Adirondack Adventure Center provides guided lazy river tubi... [+More]
people moving around on wooden platforms on a treetop course
Adirondack Adventure Center: ADK Treetop Adventures
Lake Luzerne, NY
Ride the zip lines, cross the wooden platforms, and have fun! ADK Treetop Adventures at the Adirondack Adventure Center in Lake Lu... [+More]
exterior of Sacandaga Lodge
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 pri... [+More]
artistic painting of a rustic lodge and cabins in the woods
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 propert... [+More]
exterior of Adirondack Beach House
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 lov... [+More]
sunlight coming through trees
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 l... [+More]
Front of large victorian house
Rockwell Falls Inn (Formerly Lamplight Inn)
Lake Luzerne, NY
Rockwell Falls Inn is nicknamed the "Jewel of the Adirondacks," and it's located just south of Lake George Village in Lake Luzerne... [+More]
Tubby Tubes Logo over river tubing pic
Tubby Tubes Lazy River Tubing
Lake Luzerne, NY
Tubby Tubes River Co., Lake Luzerne, is the Lake George Area original and #1 lazy river tubing company. Float on the crisp, clean ... [+More]
outdoor pool
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 fa... [+More]
kid jumping into a pool outside of a lodge
Huttopia Adirondacks
Lake Luzerne, NY
Located only 10 min from Lake George Village, Huttopia Adirondacks in Lake Luzerne is a ready-to-camp destination featuring custom... [+More]
cowboy on a horse with lasso
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 th... [+More]
logo for mountain view ranch
Mountain View Rocking B Ranch
Lake Luzerne, NY
Enjoy horseback riding year round in the beautiful Adirondacks at Mountain View Rocking B Ranch! Our popular sunset dinner rides a... [+More]
kayaks and boats by dock area
River Ridin'
Lake Luzerne, NY
River Ridin' in Lake Luzerne provides boat and jet ski rentals, kayaks, pedal boats, tubes, and more on the Hudson River. Enjoy wa... [+More]
Double H Ranch logo
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 dealin... [+More]
Hudson Grove Beach
Lake Luzerne, NY
Hudson Grove Beach on Lake Luzerne is free and open to the public.... [+More]
Luzerne Public Beach
Lake Luzerne, NY
Luzerne Public Beach is now open June through Labor Day.... [+More]
kayaks on beach
Luzerne State Campground at Fourth Lake
Lake Luzerne, NY
Luzerne Campground at Fourth Lake features a day-use area with a beach, an equestrian area, boat rentals, and campsites.... [+More]
dining room table with chairs around it and plates on top
Luzerne Overlook
Lake Luzerne, NY
Located just 15 minutes from Lake George Village, Luzerne Overlook is a beautiful five-bedroom, three-bath vacation home that can ... [+More]
Wayside Beach
Lake Luzerne, NY
Wayside Beach is now open.... [+More]
The museum building (from webpage)
Frances G Kinnear Museum of Local History: Home of the Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society
Lake Luzerne, NY
The mission of the Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society, as stated in it's Constitution, is "to discover, preserve and share the... [+More]
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 yo... [+More]
Adirondack Golf
Lake Luzerne, NY
An entertaining mini-golf and ice cream parlor in the beautiful Adirondack lake region of New York State.... [+More]
Waterhouse Restaurant
Lake Luzerne, NY
The menu at the Waterhouse Restaurant features lite fare and salads, plus seafood, steaks, chicken dishes, and pizza. Diners can a... [+More]
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, and Concolor Fir. Pre-cut... [+More]
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 Proce... [+More]
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... [+More]