With 6.1 million acres, countless lakes and ponds, and hundreds of miles of hiking trails, wild rivers, and 46 mountain peaks over 4000 feet high – It is no wonder the Lake George and The Adirondacks offer some of the best Adventure activities in the East. Adrenalin junkies to first time family groups will all find exciting outdoor adventure not far from Lake George and the Georgian Resort.
Tube a lazy river with the family or plunge down adventure class whitewater rapids. Whitewater recreation is found on two rivers near Lake George – The Sacandaga River near Lake Luzerne, and The Upper Hudson River near Indian Lake and North Creek. The Upper Hudson has some of the best adventure class whitewater in The East! Check out the Georgian Resort Adventure Page for a list of outfitters and trips.
Canoe and Kayak
Canoe and Kayak adventures are also close at hand on Lake George and the nearby lower Hudson River. Guests can rent kayaks and pedal boats right on the Georgian beach ($20 first hour, then $10/hr. after that). Also check out Lake George Kayak Company for rental and trip information including the latest adventure craze – stand-up paddle boarding. For canoe and kayak trips on the lower Hudson River – fast moving flat water – with a shuttle ride back contact Beaver Brook Outfitters.
Lake George and The Adirondacks are famous for world class hiking adventures. The mountains that ring Lake George offer spectacular summit views. Choose from Buck Mt. or Black Mt on The east shore of the Lake, or nearby Crane Mt (The most interesting climb in The Southern Adirondacks – ladders, a summit pond and caves!). For great trip info visit the Georgian website for Hiking Adventures near Lake George or The Adirondack Mountain Club for maps, photos and route descriptions.
More fun than you ever thought! And fun for all ages – small children to 80 year olds have fun on these courses. Adirondack Extreme is in Bolton Landing about 20 minutes from the Georgian. It is a good idea to make reservations. Adirondack Extreme 35 Westwood Forest Lane, Bolton Landing, NY 12814 Phone: 518-494-7200
A new Zip Line is in operation at Whitewater Challengers in North River – about 35 minutes from the Georgian near Gore Mt. and North Creek. Whitewater Challengers also runs whitewater Rafting Trips on the Upper Hudson River. Give them a call at 518-251-3746
Wanna get up in the world? There are a surprising number of great ways to get up in the air – some right over Lake George! Start with Parasailing – being towed behind a speedboat – with a parachute – rising high over the water. What a view of the lake, the village and the surrounding mountains.Try Parasailing Adventures – a short walk from the Georgian near Shoreline Cruises.
The Adirondack Balloon Festival is in the Fall – but you can enjoy the SunKiss Balloon Festival July 6, 7, & 8. The Festival is at The Warren County Airport about 20 minutes from the Georgian.
Maybe just as high – but you come down on your own – Yikes – OK they give you a parachute. Check out Sky Dive Saratoga – about 40 minutes from the Georgian toward Saratoga Springs.
Help I’m Falling!
Check out the Video of The Alpine Freefalls at The Great Escape – yeah that’s adventure enough for anyone! Discount tickets are available for Georgian Guests at the front desk ($36/person).