Visit Lake George

Good morning!  I'm just back from a lovely week at Lake George, NY.


It was my first time there, and I've got to say it was pretty nice!!  The lake views, the clear water, the tasty eats, and the unique landscape made for a nice little getaway.

Where else do the mountains come right down to the lakeshore?


Many of the hotels and motels have pools you can use, but you can also go ahead and get your vitamin D from one of the small public beaches.  Eric and I spent a bit of time dipping our feet in the lake at the "Million Dollar Beach" (supposedly so-named because it too $1 million in sand to make it), watching dogs frolic in and fear the water's small waves.



If you go, be sure to take a steamboat tour up and down the lake.   They have a variety of tours of varying lengths (one hour to three hours).  We did the "Paradise Bay Cruise" that took us from the southern tip to about halfway up the 32-mile long lake, passing some of the beautiful houses along the shore and weaving in and out of the islands and bays--highly recommended! Learn more here.


Paradise Bay


To stay active, we hiked up to Prospect Mountain's 2,030-foot summit and soaked in the sun and the 100-mile views.   It was definitely a workout!

 



After our hike, we got lunch (below) and hit the pool to read and unwind.

Eats?  I tried to snap photos when I remembered (inconsistently...), so here's a few dishes from where we ate, in chronological order:

Adirondack Pub & Brewery {Easy, casual - great lunch for when we just arrived}

The Boardwalk {Has restaurant seating downstairs but a casual deck for good food and a great view of the lake}

The White Lion {Breakfast}



The Saltwater Cowboy {Small little seafood shop in the Village - Nice and refreshing after our hike}

Grab a fork and it's sans wheat.


Nina's Sweet Shoppe {Exactly as it sounds}


Sushi Yoshi {Really awesome menu, delicious food, cool seating. Also have hibachi--need a reservation for that}


Le Roux  {#1 Restaurant in Lake George - definitely a classier (though still casual attire is okay) establishment. Very nice ambiance, oustanding food. I photographed our appetizers but forgot to snap the entrees (salmon for me, burger for him). All was delicious!}


 


And after spending our last morning at a water park, we ate lunch at Panera on the ride home :)



The Adirondack Winery has a fun "Tasting Room," where you can sip and sample seven different wines of your choice for only $5!  Pretty good deal, and includes the souvenir glass you get to keep.  The wines we tried weren't outstanding (there was only one I really wanted to have more of), but everyone's tastes are different!  Either way, it is a fun, short activity for those of age to participate.


Thursday nights in the summer, they have fireworks!  Lake George Village really filled up that evening.  {This is when my ice cream took place. Highly recommended pairing.}



There are many family-friendly activities, too, like miniature golf, Fort William Henry, Adirondack Outlet Mall, boat rentals, and parasailing.  LakeGeorge.com has endless activities listed if you're looking to visit!  That's where I began my research and it had plenty of information and links that helped us plan our trip.


 


That sums up our lovely, relaxing getaway in Lake George!


 Have you been to Lake George?  Other lakes to check out?
What lake activities do you enjoy or recommend?

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