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Lake George Travel Guide

Lake George is a wonderful vacation getaway complete with many surprises. The nice lakeside town is nicknamed the Queen of American Lakes due to its over 30-mile-long water stretch. Located in New York state, just at the southeast base of the Adirondack Mountains, Lake George village has lots of things to do, including water sports, great restaurants, museums and shops, two great forts; Fort Ticonderoga, Fort William Henry, and Lake George dog beach. If you're traveling with family and friends, make sure to visit the Adirondack winery.

There are plenty of vacation homes in Lake George to stay at and explore the beautiful area.

Things to Do in Lake George

The lake itself is a great activity and there are plenty of water sports to enjoy, such as paddle boarding, windsurfing, jetskiing, and boating. The most visited part is the Million Dollar Beach -- an area as rich as its name and great fun for children and adults. There are cruises on offer here to take visitors around the lake and discuss the area's history and nature. Elsewhere, Shelving Rock Falls and Prospect Mountain are top pics for nature-lovers and hikers. Alternatively, if you consider yourself a history buff, the Patriot of Lake George Museum awaits you.

There are also great shopping options, such as the Lake George Plaza Outlet Center and the Adirondack Outlet Mall. Not to mention, the Magic Forest Park is a must-visit for a wholesome day out with a group of all ages. Saratoga Springs is another popular place to visit, only 27 miles south of Lake George, these natural mineral springs are accessible to the public, and due to the variety of minerals in the region, are all different.

Lake George hosts a range of events throughout the year, with horse races being a common draw for visitors.

Best Places to Stay in Lake George

Best areas to stay are near the lake, so you can fully enjoy a holiday right at the water. Lake George vacation rentals are very popular and families prefer beach cabin rental over distant hotels.

Lake George offers a wide range of places to stay, including log cabins, pet-friendly apartments, and house rentals and beach houses with full kitchen so travelers can save money by cooking their own meals. Lake George vacation rentals offer many great places by the lake as well, so you do not have worry about walking far to the water every day.

Best Time to Visit Lake George

The best time to visit Lake George is between May and September, when the average weather is above 70 degrees, with a lot of sunshine but also some rain as well. Between October and April the weather is very cold with an average of 35 degrees, rain and even some snow. Summer months are ideal to enjoy the lake to the fullest.

Food in Lake George

At Lake George you can find an impressive selection of cuisine. From boutique bistros with gourmet food to Italian and Chinese dishes to steakhouses and dessert cafes.

Seafood and barfood is also very popular, most visitors enjoy having a relaxing dinner while taking in the beautiful blue views of the lake. There are also some local breakfast places offering a full mela to start the day, with pancakes, eggs and lots of bacon.

Price and Availability in Lake George

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Lake George is in July, while the cheapest month is in October. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Lake George is in the high season in August. Lake George has its low season in March, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Lake George tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Thursday. Vacation homes in Lake George tend to be busiest on Fridays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The Weather in Lake George

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Lake George. The warmest months in Lake George are June and May, when temperatures reach 93 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -25 ˚F. The wettest month in Lake George is August with 5.55 inches of rain, while the driest month is May with 1.25 inches of rain.

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