Welcome to Lake George


In the winter, Lake George freezes over and most of the towns surrounding it go into hibernation. Other than skiing up in North Creek you won't find many winter activities and most restaurants and hotels stay closed until early summer.


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Lake George activities

$43 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lake George Lunch Cruise

You may board your Lake George cruise up to one hour prior to departure to get an early start on the buffet lunch in the dining room (see sample menu below). The experienced waitstaff keeps the buffet full and makes sure that the food, cooked on board, is always fresh from the galley. Enjoy provided nonalcoholic beverages, or purchase a drink from the full bar.During the 2-hour cruise, a keyboardist entertains you with a varied musical repertoire and takes requests of your favorite songs. Listen to live narration from the captain about passing sights, which include the remains of the stately mansions on Millionaire's Row and islands like Diamond Island, Dome Island and the Canoe Islands, where you can spot the Lake George Club. When you arrive at Bolton Bay, enjoy views of Bolton Landing and the Sagamore Resort, seen from the best vantage point on the water.After reaching the mouth of the Narrows, turn around for the leisurely return to the starting point, and look for nesting eagles on Speaker Heck Island.Sample menu: Three hot main courses (chicken, fish and vegetarian) Green and assorted salads Soup of the day Sliced meats, cheeses and breads for sandwiches Dessert

$55 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lake George Steamboat Dinner Cruise

Board at 5:30PMSail from 6:30-8:45PMDepart and return at 57 Beach Road, Lake George, NYEnjoy a 2.25 hour Dinner Cruise on Lake George aboard the Lac du Saint Sacrement. Prepared fresh daily, choose from 3 hot entrees: Chicken, Fish or Vegetarian, a Carving Station and our newly expanded salad bar. After dining, relax in your seat, dance to the music of entertainer Danny Lombardo or head topside to enjoy the fresh air on the outer decks. Cruise by beautiful mountain wilderness areas on the crystal clear waters of Lake George while enjoying the Adirondack Sunset. The Saint’s Dining Room is climate controlled for your comfort. Sunday evenings the Carving Station offers Prime Rib Monday evenings the Carving Station offers St. Louis Ribs Available on your Cruise: Dinner Buffet, Live Entertainment, Snack Bar, Cocktail Bar, Gift Shop, Stroller Parking, Wheelchair Lift

$29.50 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lake George Scenic Power Boat Private Tour

This 1 to 4 hour private sightseeing tour creates a truly memorable experience for everyone aboard. Passengers can choose a wide variety of pick-up locations around Lake George by boat, and the tour begins after a chat with your captain. Your tour will be customized to your interests whether you choose to sit back for a leisurely ride with your family, would like to gain a historical perspective of the lake or have a quiet romantic cruise. Your captain can also advise you on excellent places to dine, take you to a private place to swim and sun or even cliff jump! The options are endless and your captain is happy to accommodate!

$26 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lake George Steamboat Cruise: Islands of the Narrows

Boarding begins at 2pm. Departure is 2:30pm. Return at 5pm. Board and return at our Steel Pier on 57 Beach Road, Lake George, NY 12845 The Islands of the Narrows Cruise is one of our most popular afternoon cruises. The MV Mohican II was put into service in 1908. She is currently the oldest passenger vessel operating on Lake George and is on the National Register of Historic places. Sail into the islands of the "Narrows" and view a majority of the lake's 183 Islands. 154 are state owned and 29 are privately owned. You will see untouched wilderness along the lake's shores. Snack bar, beverages and a full cocktail bar are available at a la carte pricing. Enjoy full Captain's narration with points of interest and history as you sail along the beautiful waters of Lake George.

$82.50 Private & Custom Tours

Lake George Scenic Power Boat Private Tour with Lunch and Optional Tubing

This 6 hour private sightseeing tour creates a truly memorable experience for everyone aboard. Passengers can choose a wide variety of pick-up locations around Lake George by boat, and the tour begins after a chat with your captain. Your tour will be customized to your interests whether you choose to sit back for a leisurely ride with your family, would like to gain a historical perspective of the lake or have a quiet romantic cruise. This tour includes lunch plus upgrade your ride to include a one hour stop for tubing. The options are endless and your captain is happy to accommodate. This all-inclusive day on the lake will be unforgettable!Sample lunch may include:Roasted veggie, chicken or eggplant parmesean sandwichOrzo salad or pastaHummus with pita bread*Please indicate in the special requirements section any dietary restrictions at checkout

$200 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Lake George Music Festival Pass

What makes this festival transformative isn’t just that it attracts so many world-class performers and composers, but also that its organizers make it a priority to cultivate an invigorating spirit of cooperation and camaraderie among the musicians, local residents, and summertime visitors.Every August, emerging young professionals and celebrated artists from around the world retreat to Lake George, NY for the Lake George Music Festival. For two weeks, our roster presents traditional and experimental concerts, open rehearsals, public receptions, and informational talks—all held at an inviting and ever evolving range of venues throughout the community—from church to outdoor amphitheater, from art gallery to auditorium, from hotel rooftop to steamboat on the lake. Programs are tantalizingly diverse and span solo piano and chamber music to large orchestral works. There are fresh interpretations of the classics—from Bach to Brahms, Mozart to Mahler. There are pieces by twentieth century experimentalists such as Xenakis and Reich. And, there are performances—even premiere performances—of contemporary works, many written by the festival’s own composers-in-residence. In addition, the “Sounds of Our Time” series pairs the festival’s symphony orchestra with cutting edge artists in such popular genres as indie rock and electronic dance music (EDM). Ensembles-in-residence, be they focused on percussion or art song, further expand the range of musical offerings. Your Festival Pass includes guaranteed admission to all performances and festival events plus preferred seating. See itinerary section for more details.