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7 Reasons to Love Lake Luzerne: Things to Do & Lodging

Right next door to Lake George is a small town known as Lake Luzerne where you'll discover plenty of new adventures to experience on your trip. Here are seven fantastic reasons why you'll love Lake Luzerne, from fun things to do to unique lodging.

1) The Lake

a small island on a lake

Just like Lake George, the Town of Lake Luzerne contains a lake of the same name. While not as vast as the waters of Lake George, Lake Luzerne is nevertheless a great option for swimming, kayaking, fishing, and more! You can easily spend 1-2 hours leisurely paddling your way around the peaceful lake and its waterways.

There are two public beaches on Lake Luzerne, Luzerne Heights Public Beach and Wayside Beach. Each beach has its own parking lot and a shoreline where you can relax, sunbathe, or watch the kids swim and play in the sand.

2) Horseback Riding Opportunities

horses at a stable

Mountain View Rocking B Ranch

Enjoy horseback riding in the beautiful Adirondacks at Mountain View Rocking B Ranch. The local riding stable offers a traditional horseback ride through the woods and special rides to the top of Beech Mountain.

You'll love the view of Lake Vanare and the surrounding region from the summit. Mountain View Rocking B Ranch offers junior rides, hourly trail rides, "good mornin'" breakfast rides, sunset dinner rides, and mountain rides. They can accommodate younger riders and first-timers as well.

3) Activities on the Hudson River

kids and adult woman lazy river tubing

Tubby Tubes River Company

Want to spend time on the water with minimal effort required by you? Go lazy river tubing with the Tubby Tubes River Company.

Great for ages 2 and older, Tubby Tubes offers guided lazy river trips on the Lower Hudson, located in the picturesque Southern Adirondacks of Lake Luzerne.

couple on a jet ski

River Ridin'

Build your own adventure in Lake Luzerne and check out the wide variety of rentals at River Ridin'. Head out on a jet ski, paddleboat, or one of their many other watercraft rental options.

Adirondack Adventure Center, mentioned in the next section, also offers tubing and rafting adventures.

4) Treetop & Zipline Adventures

kids on treetop course with kayaks as part of a bridge

Adirondack Adventure Center - ADK Treetop Adventures

How would you like to jump, climb, and zipline through the treetops here in the Southern Adirondacks?

At Adirondack Adventure Center's state-of-the-art adventure course, you can get a little extreme and traverse pogo posts, wooden platforms, horizontal tires, and more - all in the treetops. See the world and forest floor from above and have an exciting time in Lake Luzerne.

5) A True Western-Style Rodeo

cowboy in a rodeo event

Painted Pony Championship Rodeo

Did you know the oldest weekly rodeo in the entire U.S. can be found right in Lake Luzerne? Located on Howe Road in the northern part of town, the Painted Pony Championship Rodeo hosts the region's only western-style rodeo on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout summer. Try their Texas-style BBQ buffet!

6) Great Local Eats

view of a wooden bar area

The Long Horn Restaurant & Pub

Recognized as a local hotspot, the Long Horn Restaurant & Pub is Lake Luzerne's premier place for all your favorite pub foods, a wide selection of beers, weekly specials, and live music events. They offer fireside dining and have a spacious patio. 

Fisheads Roadhouse 

Take the family to Fisheads Roadhouse, open seasonally. Their fare consists of Cajun and Americana inspired comfort food. Keep an eye on their social media as the menu changes weekly. 

Rocco's ll Pizzeria

There is nothing better than ending the day with a pizza pie and some wings. Rocco's has multiple locations, serving some of the best pizza in Lake Luzerne & Corinth.

If pizza or wings don't interest you, they offer a variety of other food options like sandwiches, burgers, subs, Italian entrees, and much more.

Bon's Ice Cream

Bon's Ice Cream is a popular place for a quick snack or treat. Serving up premium soft and hard ice cream, shakes, flurries, hot dogs, and more, Bon's Ice Cream has it all. They even own the first fully handicap-accessible miniature golf course in the country.

7) Unique Lodging Options From Cabins to Glamping

Stay close to Lake George while being able to explore this unique corner of the Adirondacks at the same time, when you opt for one of these lodging properties:

watercraft rentals at dock on the left, cottage on right

Elms Waterfront Cottages

For waterfront lodging on the shores of the Hudson River check out Elms Waterfront Cottages, where they offer several different accommodation options: cottages, a lodge, suites, and a beach house. All are comfortably furnished and pet-friendly.

Bonus to staying at Elms Waterfront: Overnight guests get 10% off watercraft rentals at Rivin' Ridin, based right at the lodging property. They offer rentals for kayaks, rowboats, pedalboats, standup paddleboards (SUP), a pontoon boat, a jet ski (includes training), and even an aqua trike.

Luzerne Court Motel

The family-friendly, pet-friendly Luzerne Court Motel features standard double rooms, king rooms, and larger suites for families. Make use of barbecue facilities, firewood for campfires, and a pool.

cabin on the left, treehouse with rock climbing wall on the right

Lake Vanare Cabins & Lodge

Ultra clean, rustic-style cabins, a private beach, and a well maintained property await at Lake Vanare Cabins & Lodge. There are also a rustic suites inside the main lodge available to rent year-round. Enjoy a kids play area, canoes, rowboats, and more amenities on site.

collage of huttopia adirondacks with cabins, people cooking, eating, swimming

Huttopia Adirondacks

Reconnect with nature while enjoying upscale accommodations at Huttopia Adirondacks. If you've ever been curious about "glamping" this is the place to do it! Choose from custom-built canvas and wood tents that have everything you need.

Guests love their wide variety of amenities and activities on site, like a cafe/bistro, heated pool, playground, foosball, and scheduled activities like outdoor yoga and live music.

Luzerne Overlook

Luzerne Overlook is a 5-bedroom, 3-bath vacation rental that can comfortably sleep up to 12. Bring a group of friends or extended family, and have room to spread out in the spacious home, with a wood-burning stone fireplace, outdoor deck with everything you need to grill, and a private dock with two kayaks, a paddleboard, and canoe to use.

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