Check out New Year’s Eve dinners, choose between a Frostbite Cruise or First Day Hike on New Year’s Day, and read up on Lake George news to know, including major renovations at a Village hotel.
New Year’s Happenings & More Lake George Area Events
From dinner specials to live music, there’s plenty happening for New Year’s Eve and beyond this year! Also, last call for Holiday Festival of Lights.
Here’s what’s happening:
- New Year’s Eve at Bistro LeRoux: December 31
- New Year’s Eve at The Inn at Erlowest: December 31
- New Year’s Eve at Fort William Henry: December 31
- New Year’s Eve at The Queensbury Hotel: December 31
- New Year’s Eve at the Holiday Inn Resort: December 31
- New Year’s Eve at 10 McGillis: December 31
- New Year’s Eve at The Docksider: December 31
- New Year’s Eve & Day at Mario’s: December 31 & January 1
- New Year’s Eve & Day at the Lake George Beach Club: December 31 & January 1
- Holiday Festival of Lights: through December 31
- First Day Hike at Prospect Mountain: January 1
- New Year’s Day Frostbite Cruise: January 1
- Lake George Winterfest: through March 11
Please note: The New Year’s Day Polar Plunge is cancelled.
Major Hotel Renovations & More Lake George News Around Town
2 Historic Hotels in the Lake George Region Are About to Get Major Revamps
The Lake George Chamber of Commerce & CVB reports that two historic hotels in the area – Fort William Henry Hotel in the Village and The Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls – are each undergoing serious renovations in the upcoming years.
Upgrades for Fort William Henry include 36 annex room updates, 64 standard and grand hotel room updates, a new kitchen for large groups, an expanded three-season porch, and conference center renovations. The Queensbury Hotel is looking at a ballroom expansion and a state-of-the-art kitchen.
The Queensbury Hotel revamps are expected to be completed during 2022, whereas Fort William Henry’s upgrades will span from 2022 to 2024.
Lake Luzerne Lodging Property Sold to Queens-Based Buyer
Whispering Pines Cottages in Lake Luzerne has been sold by Adirondack Waterfront Properties LLC and a business partner to Riverside Cottage Lake George LLC of Queens, reports the Albany Business Review. The investor group paid $950,000.
The property consists of 14 buildings, including several cabins and a main house, in addition to a boathouse, an old schoolhouse, and 380 feet of riverfront.
Major Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Comes to a Close
Construction of a new $24 million wastewater treatment plant that will serve the Village and the Town is nearly complete, according to Adirondack Explorer. The plant is expected to enhance the water quality of the lake, and continue to push forward the Village’s efforts to reduce nutrient pollution.
The Village to Dissolve Into the Town? It’s Possible!
Speaking of the Village and the Town of Lake George, according to The Post Star, the Lake George Village Board is considering a third study that looks at dissolving the Village into the Town. Board members recently voted to apply for a state grant that would cover half the cost of the $50,000 study; the other half would be split between the Village and Town.
Boardwalk Restaurant & Marina Holds Photo Contest
The Boardwalk Restaurant & Marina recently announced a holiday photo contest that is running from now through January 10. Submit up to three of your favorite photos of Lake George before the deadline for a chance to win gift certificates to the restaurant.
You can read the details here.
- Adirondack Explorer: Lake George completing $24 million wastewater treatment plant
- Albany Business Review: Whispering Pines Cottages acquired by New York City investors
- Lake George Chamber of Commerce & CVB: 2 Historic Hotels in the Lake George Area undergoing Large Renovations
- The Post Star: Lake George trustees to seek grant to pay for village dissolution study