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Top 10 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!

Browse Lake George miniature golf courses »

2. Spend A Day At The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom

the comet and wave pool at the great escape

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

minne ha ha steamboat paddle wheel

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!

Find cruises on Lake George »

4. Have A Picnic & Enjoy Music In The Park

shepard park and amphitheater with lake in background

Have a summer picnic at Shepard Park with the kids on a night when live entertainment is scheduled, and encourage the kids to dance, sing, and clap! Throughout the summer, you can find concerts and entertainment nearly every night of the week in Shepard Park.

See this summer's entertainment schedule »

5. Go For A Bike Ride

bike trail and bridge

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

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6. Make An Enormous Sandcastle

beach on lake george

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.

See where the beaches are »

7. Get A History Lesson

kids at a fort william henry presentation

Enlist your child in the Kings Army at the Fort William Henry Museum, and experience the French and Indian War firsthand. It's an interactive and creative way to get them interested and involved in history.

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8. Race To The Finish

people driving 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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10. Splash Around At Water Slide World

NOTE: Water Slide World is temporarily closed for the duration of the 2018 summer season

wave pool at water slide world

Water Slide World is a kid's paradise with one of the greatest varieties of waterslides in the country! Check out two Tasmanian Twister Slides, two Lava Flow Mountain Slides, two Calypso Cascade Slides, two Carribean Cannonball Slides, two Pirates' Plunge Slides, a Blue Bomber Slide, a Blue Tornado Slide, the Amazon Adventure River Ride, the Hurricane Harbor Wave Pool, the Fantasy Island Activity Pool with water volleyball, and sand volleyball - you certainly won't be without choices! And, parents will love that this family-owned park offers tubes and lifejackets with the price of admission. Bonus: you can bring your own lunch with you.

Discover why Water Slide World is the perfect kid adventure »

For even more kid friendly fun, check out our kids' vacation itinerary »

Two riders in a multi-colored parasail
A hotel pool overlooking Lake George
A hotel room overlooking Lake George