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Top 9 Things to Do in Lake George With Your Kids

Whether you live in Lake George or are planning a vacation with kids, discover these great ideas for family fun in the area. From theme parks and water parks to go-karts and beaches, you'll find endless family-friendly activities in Lake George!

1. Play a Round of Miniature Golf

mini golf course

Lake George is the land of mini-golf! Kids (and parents, too!) "have a ball" exploring the sport of miniature golf, working around various obstacles, fun characters and displays, water features, sand traps, and more. With so many courses to choose from, you'll have no trouble finding a great place to go mini-golfing. Bonus: many offer snack bars and ice cream cones so you can get a great treat after a rewarding round of mini-golf!

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2. Spend a Day at The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor

toddler on merry-go-round

Editor's Note 08/04/20 3:50pm: Great Escape is temporarily closed.

A trip to this theme and water park never gets old. Spend some time on the roller coasters, cool off on the water rides, or take a break and watch the shows. There is endless fun at the Great Escape, and adults love this one as much as the kids.

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3. Cruise Around the Lake

woman with two girls in front of crusie shipPhoto credit: SaratogaPhotographer.com

This is a one-of-a-kind Lake George adventure, and you can choose from historic tours, moonlight tours, fireworks cruises, and the famous Minne-Ha-Ha. It's exciting for kids and offers fantastic lake views - a picture perfect setting!

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4. Have a Picnic in the Park

benches and signs in park

Have a summer picnic at Shepard Park with the kids! You'll love the scenic views of the lake that you get from the park, too.

In typical summers, you can stay into the evening to enjoy free live entertainment nearly every night of the week. The entertainment has been canceled for summer 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic, but we look forward to welcoming it back in 2021.

5. Go for a Walk or Bike Ride

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Bring your bikes along on your Lake George vacation to explore nature and the historic sites on the Warren County Bike Trail in Lake George.

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6. Make an Enormous Sandcastle

view of beach from the water

Visit one of the Lake George beaches, start building a sandcastle, and don't stop! Encourage the kids to be creative by adding sculptures and artwork to the castle. The best beach for kids in Lake George is Usher's Park Beach.

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7. Get a History Lesson

kids dressed up as soldiersNote: Photo taken prior to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines.

The Fort William Henry Museum allows kids to experience the French and Indian War firsthand in an interactive and creative way. Visit their website to check out upcoming events and schedule a tour.

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8. Race to the Finish

people driving go karts

Editor's Note 08/04/20 3:50pm: The Fun Spot only has Adventure Golf open at this time, and Adventure Family Fun Center only has Go Karts.

Feeling fast and furious? Race with your kids on go-karts! You'll have a blast laughing and passing each other at one of the numerous go-kart tracks in the Lake George region. The Fun Spot and Adventure Family Fun Center in Queensbury both have wonderful outdoor go-kart tracks close to Lake George.

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9. Schedule Adventures for the Older Kids

two teens parasailing on lake george

Need fun ideas for teens or older kids? Try whitewater rafting down the Hudson, hot air ballooning or hiking! Want more suggestions? You can parasail, hit the jet skis, or rent a boat and try waterskiing!

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