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Explore Our 48-Hour Snowy Winter Itinerary For Your Lake George Vacation

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When there are flakes in the sky and a chill in the air, Lake George transforms into a winter wonderland for snowsports enthusiasts! Check out this snowy winter itinerary for Lake George that will help you make the most of a 48-hour weekend getaway.

We'll send you out into the snow - and then bring you back inside by the fire to get warm.

Friday Evening: Check Into Your Cozy Lodging Option

fire in fireplace in cabin

For this itinerary, we're giving you a couple different options for lodging that are on opposite sides of the lake, but close to all the snowy action, so you can choose what speaks to you.

Pictured above is the Eagle's Nest cabin at Trout House Village Resort, an Adirondack-y, off-the-beaten-path resort on the northern end of Lake George in Hague. This snug, authentic cabin features a cobblestone wood fireplace, jet tub, and a full kitchen for when you want to stay snowed in instead of going out to eat.

Another awesome lodging option to consider if you'd prefer to be on the southern end of the lake closer to the Village is the Quarters at Lake George. They're on the western side of the lake, just a two-minute drive from the Village, and this lakefront lodging option offers a variety of units to choose from.

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Saturday Morning & Afternoon: Downhill Skiing at Gore Mountain

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Gore Mountain in North Creek is a prime downhill skiing resort in the Adirondacks. When it snows, this is the place to go. In October of 2020, SKI Magazine highlighted Gore as having the most skiable terrain out of all the ski areas in New York (which, by the way, has more ski areas than any other state).

You'll find everything from family-friendly ski and snowboard terrain to glade skiing to cross-country skiing at Gore's Nordic Center.

If you're planning to head back to Trout House after your ski adventure, make sure to grab something to eat at one of Gore's on-site dining options. Or, if you're returning to Lake George, then we have a fantastic dining option for you below.

Saturday Night: A Fireside Dinner Just Outside the Village

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For dinner, we recommend taking a trip to The Log Jam Restaurant in Lake George, which is located near the Lake George Outlets. What looks like a charming Adirondack cabin on the outside opens up into a rustic restaurant that's perfect for escaping the cold during winter.

This popular American restaurant provides superb food in a warm and comfortable atmosphere, and there are three massive stone fireplaces that you'll definitely want to grab a table near. On the dinner menu, you'll find a great selection of char-broiled steaks and ribs, seafood, sandwiches, and more that will fill you up after a day of skiing.

Browse the menu »

Saturday Night (Post-Dinner): Experience Lake George Winter's Dream

lights at winter's dream

You just enjoyed dinner at The Log Jam, and now, it's time to check out a top winter attraction in the Village. Head to the Fort William Henry Historic Fortress to experience Lake George Winter's Dream and complete your day.

This attraction is a very interactive and vivid display of lights, sounds, music, and effects. The experience itself can become immersive as the lights surround you and envelope you in what may feel like a dream. Cutting edge technology made this attraction possible which will fully engage your senses and emotions.

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Sunday Morning: Breakfast at Caffe Vero

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For those of you staying at Trout House, you may want to cook your own breakfast on Sunday morning - after all, part of the advantage of opting for a cabin with a full kitchen is to stay in and have lazy, cozy meals by the fire.

If you opted for the Quarters at Lake George or another nearby lodging option, make the short drive down to Caffe Vero in the Village to start your day with a hearty meal done right.

They open at 6:30am. Choose from pancakes, French toast, cinnamon-raisin French toast, omelettes, specialty omelettes (try the meat lovers!), or of course, one of their famous breakfast sandwiches.

Peruse their breakfast menu >>

Sunday Morning & Afternoon: Snowshoeing at a Prime Adirondack Attraction

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On the last day of your getaway, you're going to head to an Adirondack attraction easily accessible from the Lake George region, and it's about 40 minutes from both Trout House and the Quarters at Lake George. Have you guessed yet? It's Natural Stone Bridge & Caves in Pottersville!

Natural Stone Bridge & Caves opens in mid-December when there is enough snow for the snowshoe trails. In the colder months, you can see a sparkling Stone Bridge and frozen ice flows along Trout Brook, and there are 14.5 additional miles of trails to explore by snowshoe.

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Sunday Evening: Branch Out From the Village & Dine in Bolton Landing

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You dined out in Lake George Village on Saturday night. On Sunday evening, round out your snowy weekend with another restaurant that offers fireside dining and outstanding food, but this time is in Bolton Landing: Frederick's Restaurant.

The menu offers something for everyone with entrees like chicken marsala, buffalo chicken mac and cheese, and fish and chips; they also have a lighter fare section with sandwiches, wraps, and quesadillas, and there are several soup options to warm you up after your second day out in the snow.

Check out Frederick's expansive menu »

From adventures in the snow to meals by the fire, there are so many ways to enjoy a mini getaway to Lake George in the winter!

What if there's no snow? No problem - there's an itinerary for that too »

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