Lake George, NY
Nicknamed the Queen of American Lakes
Located at the southeast base of the Adirondack Mountains, Lake George, NY is a unique and beautiful place to visit, live and work. There are year round activities on and around the lake so there’s something that appeals to everyone.
Discover all There is to Love about Lake George When the Weather is Cold.
Polar Plunge – Every year, hundreds gather on the frosty shores of Lake George, NY for a daring New Year’s Day swim, known as the Polar Plunge. The annual Lake George, NY Polar Plunge has been a popular tradition for years, occuring on the “First Day” in Lake George. Over a thousand people typically turn up in their swimming trunks and bikinis for the event, shivering and dancing around to stay warm before the countdown to the big plunge. Then all at once, they rush into the bone-chilling waters for a New Year’s polar bear swim!
Winter Carnival – Lake George, NY Village offers a month-long celebration of winter during this annual family-friendly event at Shepard Park! The Winter Carnival takes place each weekend throughout February, so mark your calendar and take part in the fun. Relish the warmth of tasty samples during the chowder, chili, BBQ and chicken wings cook-off. Enjoy the always hilarious and fun outhouse races – a crowd pleasing favorite! – as well as dog sled, ATV, snowmobile races and more.
Downhill Skiing – Lake George, NY is in a great location near several wonderful ski resorts. Between winter’s often abundant snowfall averages, and excellent snowmaking abilities, most ski centers are able to provide skiing from late November through mid-April!
Snow Tubing – Tubing is a winter must! Glide down one of Lake George’s area tubing hills by yourself or linked together as a group.
Ice Skating – Enjoy both indoor and outdoor skating in the Lake George, NY region.
Snowmobiling – Dying to get out there on your sled? Lake George, NY offers dozens of trails, sledding on the lake, and access to the Adirondack network.
Ice Fishing – By the time Lake George has a few inches of ice on it, you’ll see lots of people out on the lake ice fishing!
Ice Bars – Ice bars are one of the hottest trends in winter entertainment! Lake George and the Adirondacks feature a number of these unique attractions for a limited time each winter.
Warm Weather Activities
An Wealth of Warm Weather Activities Abound in Lake George
Get Out on the Lake – Rent a boat, charter a fishing boat or a yacht, or hop on one of the many Lake George cruise ships. It’s the only way to truly to experience the lake!
Experience the Village – Cotton candy, mini-golf, arcades, ice-cream, pizza and T-shirt shops… not to mention great Lake George restaurants overlooking the lake. All ages will have fun experiencing the action in Lake George Village!
Get Active – Thrills are easy to find in Lake George, whether you fancy a hot air balloon flight, rafting the rapids or speeding on a raceway… or perhaps you would like to hike a peak, jump off the cliffs into the lake, ‘zip’ through the woods or challenge a loved one to a race down the bikepath… make it thrilling!
Chill on a Sandy Beach – With so many fabulous beaches on Lake George, whether you come to lay out with a good book, build a castle or play beach volleyball, enjoy the breathtaking views from the sand, and take in the beauty of the Adirondack mountains surrounding this majestic lake.
Shop – Whether it’s the call of the outlet malls, the quaint shops of Bolton Landing or perhaps souvenir shopping in the village, it’s never truly a visit to Lake George until you’ve bought something completely frivolous!
Explore the Area – You’re 30 minutes from Saratoga Springs, 15 minutes from Bolton Landing, 30 minutes from Washington County’s famous farms and less than an hour to the High Peaks, Lake Placid and Old Forge. Find what piques your fancy. It’s all nearby!
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