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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.

Journey Through the Land of Giants at Lake George Expedition Park

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Just a short drive south of Lake George Village, step back in time to the land of dinosaurs at Lake George Expedition Park. This fun and exciting park features Dino Roar Valley, complete with life-sized dinosaurs along a nature trail. Kids can dig for hidden fossils, step in dinosaur tracks, and more.

The park also includes Magic Forest that has unique rides like the Tilt-A-Whirl and Ferris Wheel. There are rides for both younger and older kids, making this a perfect place to go with the whole family.

Play a Round of Miniature Golf

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Lake George is the land of mini-golf! Kids (and parents, too!) "have a ball" exploring the game 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 treat after a rewarding round of mini-golf.

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Spend a Day at The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor

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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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Cruise Around the Lake

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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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Have a Picnic in the Park

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Plan a summer picnic at a local park or picnic island with the kids. Many have scenic views, grills to barbecue, playgrounds, and more. Pappy's Playground in Charles R. Wood Park is a unique spot to try. On Thursdays in the summer visit Shepard Park in the evening for free live entertainment.

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 Bikeway in Lake George. There are also places you can rent a bike.

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Make an Enormous Sandcastle

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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 Park Beach.

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Get a History Lesson at a Museum

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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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Race to the Finish Line

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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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Hunt for Gems in the Adirondacks 

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Make the 35-minute drive to North Creek and visit the Gore Mountain Gem & Mineral Shop, which offers mine tours daily from July through Labor Day. Kids can search for their own garnet treasures while learning about the history of the region - the business is located at one of the largest garnet sites on the planet!

Bonus: Schedule Adventures for the Older Kids

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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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