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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!

Water Slide World

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.

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Miniature Golf

Lake George Golf
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 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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The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom

Lake George Great Escape
A trip to this theme park and water park never grows old. Spend some time on the roller coasters, petting the animals, hitting the water rides, or watching the shows. There is endless fun at the Great Escape, and adults love this one as much as the kids.

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Ride a Steamboat!

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

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Picnic & Music In the Park

Shepard Park Lake George
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.

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Go For A Bike Ride

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

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Make the Biggest Sandcastle

Lake George Beach
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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Get A History Lesson

Fort William Henry Reenactors
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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Race To The Finish

girl driving a go-kart
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 in Queensbury has a wonderful outdoor go-kart track close to Lake George.

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Adventures For Older Kids

people in a hot air balloon
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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Visiting Lake George with kids? See our kids' vacation itinerary »

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