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Top 10 Reasons To Vacation In Lake George

Discover why so many choose to vacation in Lake George! This spring and summer, you can bet Lake George will be buzzing with excitement.

1 - Adventure

Lake George Adventure
Spring and summer are full of action in Lake George! Enjoy whitewater rafting, hot air ballooning, boating, waterskiing, tubing, parasailing, Six Flags Great Escape Theme Park, Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark, Adirondack Exreme Adventure Course and many other attractions. Discover activities you've never done before and activities you already know you love. It's all here!
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2 - Scenic Beauty

Lake George Steamboats
Sit back and soak it all in. With sparkling, pristine blue waters crowned by magnificent Adirondack mountains, Lake George is one of the most beautiful places on Earth... even Thomas Jefferson thought so!
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3 - Great Beaches

Lake George Beach
Take a dip in the refreshing waters of Lake George, or just relax and sink your toes in the sand! Lake George features 3 great beaches, and the surrounding region has over a dozen beaches and pools to offer, providing many great options for water lovers!
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4 - Golf

Lake George Golf
Featuring world class 18-hole golf courses, and having been dubbed the mini golf capital of New York State, Lake George is great for golf lovers of all ages!
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5 - Fun for Kids

Fun Spot Go Cart
Lake George NY offers nonstop fun for families! Whether you are looking for things to do for kids in Lake George or the best attractions for teens, you will find more than you can possibly do all in one trip. But that's just another reason to come again next time!
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6 - Islands

Lake George Islands
Have you ever wanted to camp out on a private island? Or maybe just picnic on one? Lake George is unique in that it offers an array of scenic islands, which you can reserve for island camping or just for day use. It's an experience all its own!
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7 - Shopping

Lake George Shopping
Hit the outlets to find some great deals or find unique gifts and vacation keepsakes at various souvenir and tourist shops. Even if you don't end up buying much, walking through the village shops is a fun way to spend the afternoon. And don't forget to stop for a wine tasting!
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8 - Hiking

Lake George Hiking
For those who love the outdoors, Lake George offers ample opportunity for hiking on the surrounding Adirondack Mountain hiking trails, one of the most popular being Prospect Mountain. Spot wildlife along the way, enjoy the scenery and views from the top that will take your breath away. And don't forget the camera!
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9 - Fireworks!

Lake George Fireworks
Every week during the peak summer months, fireworks light up the sky in Lake George. On Thursday nights, spectators gather at various places throughout the village to see the sparks fly over the Queen of American Lakes!
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10 - One-Of-A-Kind Events

Lake George Americade
Where else can you find fun, family-friendly and unique events, like the Lake George Elvis Festival, AmericadeLake George Jazz Weekend and the Adirondack Balloon Festival? And that's not to mention the free weekly concerts all summer long and fireworks over the lake every Thursday PLUS many other awesome events each month!
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Need a place to stay? Browse a directory of Lake George lodging options here, featuring photos, reviews, contact info and more.

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.

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