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Photo Courtesy of  Lake George Steamboat Company

Lake George, New York Day Trip Itinerary 

Whether your plans call for a family adventure or an urban escape we invite you to experience the Southeastern Adirondacks and Lake George that provides the perfect backdrop to creating long cherished memories.


Lake George, nicknamed the Queen of American Lakes, is a long, narrow oligotrophic lake located at the southeast base of the Adirondack Mountains. The lake extends about 32.2 miles on a north-south axis, has depths over 250’.

The Hyde Collection: Glens Falls, NY. 518.792.1761. One of the Northeast’s exceptional small art museums with distinguished collections of European and American art. The core collection includes works by such artists as Botticelli, El Greco, Rembrandt, Rubens, Degas, Seurat, Picasso, Renoir and much more. “Magnificent!”

Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway: Lake George, NY. 518.668.5198. One of the most spectacular views in the Adirondacks! The spectacular 100-mile view from the 2,030' summit of Prospect Mountain can be accessed by driving the 5.5-mile winding road.

Fort William Henry Museum: Lake George, NY. 518.668.5471. In 1755 Fort William Henry was constructed to command the southernmost end of Lake George. This British outpost served to protect the colonies farther south. 

Lake George Scenic Drive: Thirty-mile drive offers beautiful lake views and a cultural throwback to the great family motels of the 40s, 50s! Follow Route 9 north from the southernmost point of the lake to about Hague, New York.

Lake George Steamboat Cruises: Lake George, NY. 518.668.5777. Offers lake cruises on three different ships. Their first steamship started plying the waters in 1817 and travelled to the other end of the lake in about 8 hours, today in less than 3 hours.

Bolton Landing: Discover this quaint town that’s home to a unique and diverse assortment of businesses, restaurants, shops, and attractions. The hamlet features an extremely walkable "Main Street".

Black Bass Antiques: Bolton Landing, NY. 518.644.2389. Classic Adirondack antiques not found anywhere else. This may be our favorite antique gallery in the entire northeast! We purchased the coolest museum quality Abercrombie & Fitch canoe seat ten years ago that we enjoy every day!   

Natural Stone Bridge and Caves: Pottersville, NY.  518.494.2283. Natural Stone Bridge and Caves is an Adirondack treasure. Visit the largest marble cave entrance in the east and cross over the natural stone bridge itself!    

Dining on Lake George

The Sagamore Resort on Lake George: Bolton Landing, New York, 518.644.9400 – look no further… this is our absolute favorite summertime place to have cocktails and dinner, and we always arrive precisely at 5:00 pm to get the best table on the veranda—the views of Lake George and the Adirondacks are beyond spectacular!  This landmark hotel & resort with a prestigious history that dates back to the 1880s is secluded on a private 70-acre island just over an hour from Pond Mountain Inn. Along with an inspiring setting in the heart of the Adirondacks, the award-winning dining is alone worth the drive! 

The Sagamore Creates the Perfect Outdoor Ambience—See Our Photo & Blog!

The Inn at Erlowest Restaurant: Lake George, New York, 518.668.5928 – Erlowest, is fine dining at its best, having entertained many influential people during its history. Today, the Queen Anne-style castle on Millionaire’s Row offers inspired cuisine inside intimate dining rooms and outside on their Fireplace Patio and Courtyard Terrace overlooking Lake George. The Library Bar gives visitors a charming spot to unwind and relax. 

The Boathouse Restaurant: Lake George, New York, 800.853.1632 - Lake George’s best waterfront restaurant to meet, dine and drink casually. Family owned since 1985, the restaurant is very welcoming. Capture the best of summer from their outside decks watching boaters pull in and cruise the lake. Inside be inspired by the 19th century architecture of George Foster Peabody’s former boathouse.

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