We would suggest any time – but with a little Summer vacation planner – perusing events and area attractions and activities, you’ll be able to fit more into your vacation. So, here’s your Lake George Summer Planning guide…
The Weather Weather plays a huge role in anyone’s Summer vacation. Mostly, make your reservations and just have a contingency plan for some rainy day activities. But, many of the best weather sites have very useful radar and forecast models to fine tune your Summer Vacation plan, say when the rain will start or stop, when the front will come through, etc. It is especially useful if you plan on renting a boat or making reservation for horseback riding or other outdoor fun. Here’s the best Lake George weather websites: The Weather Channel | Weather Underground | Accuweather Current conditions – check out the Steamboat Company’s live webcam.
Lake George Events and Music Lake George is flush with exciting events, concerts, kids activities, workshops, and more. Plan your vacation around a favorite event and it will make your vacation a special memory. Right down the street from the Georgian is Shepard Park, maybe a 5 minute walk. It is a delightful Village Park with picnic facilities, swimming and a spectacular outdoor bandstand – home to many concerts and events this Summer. The Lake George Arts Project Summer Concert Series – on Wednesdays 7:30 is a winner every week this Summer beginning July 2nd (rain or shine). Big Fez and the Surfmatics (Pictured above, Aug 13). Complete Schedule. On Mondays 7PM enjoy Magical Music Mondays in Shepard Park! Musical performance by Rich Ortiz and magician Jimmy Brown. Bounce house for kids, great family entertainment – all free!
More Music – the Lake George Music Festival – August 14-21
Entertainment here at the Georgian on The Patio – Thursdays and Saturdays.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) – World Class Entertainment, just down the road. SPAC Complete Schedule.
More Events – Lake George Chamber of Commerce | Warren County Tourism | The Lake George Guide | Lake George.com Many of these sites have a filter or category so you can hone in on your favorite activity or event.
Lake George Fireworks! – Every Thursday during the Summer except add Friday, July 4th and Saturday, July 5th, 9:30PM. See them from the Georgian Patio!
The Big Attractions Lake Cruises – everyone loves the Lake! Both Lake George Steamboat Company and Shoreline Cruises offer cruises for varying lengths on Lake George. They also have a complete schedule of specialty cruises, luncheon or dinner cruises, fireworks cruises, music and special events cruises. See their schedules here LG Steamboat | Shoreline Cruises
Six Flags Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom – If you have kids they will want to go here! All Day Fun! Best bet for ticket pricing is to order online or if you are planning even one return visit to Lake George – a season pass (great deal). See Great Escape Pricing here. Plan your visit here.
More for Kids! Kids love the outdoors, and here’s a few ideas to keep them entertained and offer them some great education as well. The Floating Classroom – a great on the lake cruise with The Lake George Association. Leaving from Lake George Village Dock (5 min. walk from the Georgian), on Wednesdays in July and August, from 10 am -12 pm or 1 pm – 3 pm. Reservations are required. $15 adults and $9 for children under 18. Call 518-668-3558 for reservations or make them online here! Up Yonda Farm – 10 miles from Lake George just outside Bolton Landing – great kids programs all Summer long! 8AM-4PM | website
More great Kids Attractions: Natural Stone Bridge and Caves | Garnet Mine Tours | The Fun Spot | The Wild Center ( a bit of a drive, but well worth it)
So it’s Raining! Many attractions and activities do go rain or shine, so check with the operator for suggestions. As an example whitewater rafting and tubing trips do go rain or shine (no thunderstorms) – and what the heck – you’re going to get wet anyway! The Lake George area has many indoor arcades, games and fun! The Fun Spot, just past The Great Escape has plenty of indoor games and kids fun. More Indoor Attractions: The Hyde Collection (art museum) | The Chapman Museum (great exhibit “At The Lake) | The Adirondack Museum | The Wild Center ( a bit of a drive, but well worth it). | World Awareness Children’s Museum, Glens Falls, NY
Eating! Lake George has it all – ice cream shops, candy stores, subs, delis, pizza, and full service restaurants – all a short walk from the Georgian on Canada Street. Eat overlooking Lake George – Farmhouse Restaurant at Top of The World (also great golf). Eat on the lake – both Lake George Steamboat Co. and Shoreline Cruises have luncheon and dinner cruises, pizza cruises and more! Best of all – eat lakeside right at The Georgian with Lunch on The Patio at the Cabana Bar (menu) and our new Breakfast Buffet (menu) ($11.99, Kids $6.99, Under 4 free!) at Giovanna’s On The Lake and join us for Dinner at Giovanna’s. Starting Monday, June 23, 5-6PM, New! Early Bird Dinner Menu $13.95! Kids (kids menu) $3.99!
Much more Information! is available right here on the Georgian website:
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