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Check Out the Top Lake George News, Business Updates, and More

Are you wondering what's new in Lake George NY and the surrounding region? From new business openings to major events, announcements, and more, our team has you covered. Check out some of the latest Lake George news updates below!

Six Flags Great Escape Lodge Announces Hurricane Grill & Wings

assortment of buffalo wings

Six Flags Great Escape Lodge in Lake George is excited to introduce Hurricane Grill & Wings this summer, offering a diverse menu featuring jumbo, fresh wings with over 35 signature sauces. This new restaurant promises a lively atmosphere for families and friends, offering classic comfort starters, fish tacos, steak, burgers, and more.

The addition reflects the resort's commitment to enhancing guest experiences, alongside recent renovations and new attractions this summer.

Stay tuned as the menu will be released soon!

Job opportunities are available, starting at or above $15 per hour. Apply at sixflagsjobs.com.

Bolton Gets a New Year-Round Diner with Classic Fare

 the outside of Sunshine Diner building with sign for parking

Longtime Bolton Landing residents will notice a change in the middle of town. Bolton’s Beans, the seasonal railroad car diner, has been replaced by The Sunshine Diner, offering a nostalgic return to traditional diner food.

Courtney Sprague, the new owner, is a Bolton resident who has dreamt of opening a restaurant for years. After working in the medical field for 14 years, the pandemic prompted a career change and Sprague saw a need for a classic diner serving comfort food. 

"Everybody wanted your hash, your eggs, your omelets, and a lot of places didn't carry your traditional diner food anymore," Sprague told The Post-Star.

The Sunshine Diner opened its doors on May 10th and has already been met with positive feedback. It will be open year-round, providing a place for locals and visitors alike to enjoy a cup of coffee and a delicious meal.

Source: Post-Star

Lemonade Parlor Opens at Million Dollar Beach

Million Dollar Beach has some changes coming this summer: the Lemonade Parlor will be running their concession stand. This is the Lemonade Parlor's second location in Lake George.

The menu at Million Dollar Beach will feature burgers, wings, fries, chicken tenders, quesadillas, soft serve ice cream, and of course lemonade! The Lemonade Parlor's hours will be the same as the Million Dollar Beach hours, 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. each day. 

Go on over to Million Dollar Beach to enjoy a fun beach day with yummy snacks from the Lemonade Parlor!

Hell's Kitchen Alum Opened Restaurant in Warrensburg

Season 21 Hell's Kitchen Alum Billy Trudsoe opened a new restaurant: Lizzie Keays Kitchen & Cocktails in Warrensburg! The restaurant opened on June 19th. This is his first restaurant in which he is both owner and chef.

Trudsoe studied at SUNY Adirondack and has 25 years of chef experience. He has worked at multiple Lake George restaurants, including The Algonquin, Iva and Audie’s Country Diner, Malone Golf Club, and The Garrison.

There will be no dress code for Lizzie Keays, regardless of the upscale appeal. After opening day, the restaurant will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. You can make a reservation on the Open Table website.  

Trudsoe is very excited to see his dream finally come true, and he says it is the peak of his career. Come out and experience that dream alongside Trudsoe and enjoy dinner at Lizzie Keays Kitchen & Cocktails! 

Source: News 10 ABC

Extreme Heights Cidery Releases Two New Flavors That Are Perfect for Summer

 Aerial view of two bottles of Extreme Heights new cider flavors aesthetically placed on a table surrounded by fruit.

Extreme Heights Cidery, the hard-cider spin-off of Adirondack Winery, has released two new cider flavors that pair perfectly with your favorite summer activities. With names that are inspired by two different Adirondack high peaks, these drinks are sure to make a great time out of a summer hike, a lake day, or simply just soaking up summer weather.

Owner Sasha Purdy says, "We are excited about the two new additions to our Extreme Heights Cidery lineup and giving our customers more variety to choose from. These two flavors are going to be the go-to drink this summer."

All five cider flavors, including the two new ones, can be sampled and purchased at both of their locations in Lake George and Queensbury. Stop in and get your summer started!

Creative Jam, a New Art Studio, Is Open in Lake George

The outside of the Creative Jam Art Studio
Picture Credit - Creative Jam 

Are you ready to unleash your inner artist? Creative Jam, a unique art studio in Lake George, offers a welcoming space for creative expression.

Whether or not you consider yourself an artist, Creative Jam is perfect for everyone, regardless of skill level or hobby.

Do you enjoy any of these activities?

  • Paint (paper, rocks, books, toys, wood, clothing - anything that will stand still)
  • Draw, doodle, create anime, manga or comics, do CAD work, graphic design or architecture
  • Knit, crochet, sew, cross-stitch, embroider, do applique, tatting, crewelwork, felting, macrame
  • Make jewelry or beadwork pieces
  • Quill, create popup cards/books, make origami, scrapbook, papercut, Chinese paper folding
  • Create mixed-media, collage, or otherwise use paste, a glue gun or tape to make stuff
  • And more

If so, then come on down to Creative Jam at 6 State Route 149, Lake George, NY. For more information on purchasing a membership, check out their website.

Source: Creative Jam Website

Adirondack Winery Launches New Patio and Cocktail Edition Wines

seating area outside of adirondack winery entrance with umbrellas, tables, chairs, and flowers

Adirondack Winery is excited to announce the opening of its new sidewalk café at the Lake George Tasting Room on Canada Street and the launch of its new “Cocktail Edition” wines, just in time for the summer season.

In a press release, owner Sasha Pardy shared, “Adding an outdoor seating area to our Lake George Tasting Room is something our customers have asked us to do for a very long time. Now our customers can enjoy our wine, our famous wine slushies, and the fresh air with a glimpse of the lake across the street.”

The seasonal patio, open May through October, features eco-friendly Polywood Adirondack Chairs and offers guests the chance to enjoy wine tastings, cheese and snack platters, and beverages like Extreme Heights Ciders and New York-made beers in biodegradable cups.

In addition, the first release in their new Cocktail Edition wine lineup is “Escape,” a Pina Colada-infused semi-sweet white wine with tropical flavors of pineapple, coconut, and banana. “This wine captures the essence of a summer vacation,” Pardy stated, noting the picturesque label featuring Lake George.

Source: Adirondack Winery

New Lake George Wednesday Markets This Summer

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Adirondack Pub & Brewery and High Peaks Distilling are launching the Lake George Wednesday Market in response to the cancellation of Shepard Park's usual farmers' markets.

The market will run every Wednesday from June 19 to August 2 at High Peaks Distilling's parking lot, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., including a happy hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will feature vendors, food trucks, entertainment, and pony rides.

Local producers can showcase their goods for free by filling out a Google form to secure a vendor space. Free parking is also available for all vendors and attendees.

John Carr, the organizer, invites everyone to support local businesses and enjoy a day of community fun. Contact Bonnie Decook at info.adkbrewery@gmail.com for more information.

Source: News10

Northern Traders Market Opens in Hadley

northern traders market building

Discover the vibrant Northern Traders Market in Hadley, where the community can gather to enjoy fresh, locally sourced plants, produce, and products from various vendors. Each vendor undergoes a rigorous selection process to ensure shoppers receives only the highest quality goods.

Next to the market, a stunning greenhouse offers hanging baskets, assorted pots, annuals, vegetable plants, and perennials. Adjacent to the greenhouse, the gift shop features a selection of local maple syrup, honey, jams, handmade soaps and lotions, candles, garden decor, antiques, and more.

If you're looking to get a bite to eat after shopping, check out The Grill at Northern Traders Market. Their menu includes burgers with Wagyu beef, hot dogs with several toppings, hot sandwiches, smoked brisket, and other delicious options.

Spend a warm summer day at the Northern Traders Market, located at 363 Rt 9n, Hadley, New York 12835!

Sources: Facebook, Northern Traders Market Website

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