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Top 10 Things You Must Do In Lake George

Discover Lake George like never before! Whether you are vacationing alone with your sweetheart or with the entire family, it's easy to plan an adventure for every day of your vacation.

Below, you will find out about popular attractions in Lake George as well as little-known, hidden gems of the area. Discover the many things to do, and where you can find them with this helpful guide.

1 - Get Out On The Lake

back of young girl on boat
Rent a boat, charter a fishing boat or a yacht, or hop on one of the many Lake George cruise ships. It's the only way to truly to experience the lake!

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2 - Hit The Village

Americade in Lake George Village
Cotton candy, mini-golf, arcades, ice-cream, pizza and T-shirt shops... not to mention great Lake George restaurants overlooking the lake. All ages will have fun experiencing the action in Lake George Village!

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3 - Seek Out Heart Pounding Adventure

man on jetski
Thrills are easy to find in Lake George, whether you fancy a hot air balloon flight, rafting the rapids or speeding on a raceway... or perhaps you would like to hike a peak, jump off the cliffs into the lake, 'zip' through the woods or challenge a loved one to a race down the bikepath… make it thrilling!

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4 - Amuse Yourself

Lake George Amusement Park
Whether you choose the famous Six Flags theme park, Water Safari or one of the many other attractions in Lake George, indulge yourself in the thrill of a good ride!

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5 - Build That Castle

dock with mountains in background
With so many fabulous beaches on Lake George, whether you come to lay out with a good book, build a castle or play beach volleyball, enjoy the breathtaking views from the sand, and take in the beauty of the Adirondack mountains surrounding this majestic lake.

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6 - Shop

Lake George Shopping
Whether it’s the call of the outlet malls, the quaint shops of Bolton Landing or perhaps souvenir shopping in the village, it's never truly a visit to Lake George until you've bought something completely frivolous!

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7 - Explore The Area

sign that says Welcome to the Lake George Region
You're 30 minutes from Saratoga Springs, 15 minutes from Bolton Landing, 30 minutes from Washington County’s famous farms and less than an hour to the High Peaks, Lake Placid and Old Forge. Find what piques your fancy. It's all nearby!

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8 - Pamper Yourself

red tee flag on golf course
Take time to relax with a good book, treat yourself to a massage / pedicure, enjoy world class golf, go horseback riding... just because "you're worth it!"

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9 - Experience The Local Culture

historical reenactment with soldiers and Indians
From museums to historic forts, free concerts and fireworks, theatre and butterfly farms, there are plenty of ways to broaden your mind and renew the spirit in Lake George!

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10 - Connect

colorful fireworks
Leave your iPhone and tablet in the room! Lake George is about connecting with your loved ones... holding hands, snuggling close at Thursday night fireworks, taking a million photos so the memories of the warmth, the connection, the closeness will never fade.

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Looking for more fun in Lake George? Check out our list of Top 10 Things To Do With Your Kids In Lake George and our Things To Do Section for more ideas and activities you can enjoy this season.

Boat charter on the water
Two riders in a multi-colored parasail
A hotel's dock space on Lake George