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Experience a Classic Adirondack Getaway Along the Shores of Lake George

posted by Teresa Farrell at 2018-07-01 21:35:00

The Adirondacks  have plenty to offer summertime visitors, whether you’re looking for a bustling center of entertainment and attractions or a quieter getaway to enjoy nature. But if you’re looking for the best of both worlds, a visit to the Lake George/Bolton Landing  area may be just the ticket.

Located just a few miles north of Lake George Village, Bolton Landing offers a quieter, more rustic feel while keeping you close to shopping, dining, attractions  and nightlife. And both towns offer the endless appeal of beaches, boating and nature along Lake George itself.

At 32 miles long and three miles wide, Lake George is often referred to as the “Queen of American Lakes,” and is large enough to play host to a wide variety of on-water recreational pursuits. Both towns are home to public beaches relax, soak up some sun, or spend some time splashing around with the kids.

Boating is, naturally, a huge draw on the lake, but if you don’t have your own boat, there are plenty of marinas  that will be happy to rent you one. Or, for an iconic Lake George experience that harkens back to the olden days, board a classic steamboat  for a guided sightseeing cruise that’s become a staple for visitors each summer. And if you’re looking to get your adrenaline pumping, you can even up to go parasailing over the lake.

Maybe you want to go fishing —and if so, you’ve come to the right place, because Lake George is home to salmon, trout, bass, perch and other popular species that anglers delight in, and the guides in the area are second to none when it comes to finding the perfect spot to cast a line. In fact, if getting back to nature is what you’re after, you’ve come to the right place.

Thanks to this area’s Adirondack location, there are miles upon miles of hiking  and biking  trails to choose from nearby. If hiking isn’t your thing, you can drive to the top of Prospect Mountain  to get a look at a beautiful view without having to lace up a single boot. Horseback riding and bird watching are also popular activities in this area. And while there are plenty of different lodging options, ranging from classic Adirondack resorts to motels and cottages to waterfront accommodations and vacation rentals, one of the area’s most popular options remains: the classic Adirondack camping  trip.

If you prefer more entertainment and attractions, don’t miss out on the dozens of things to see and do in the area, many of which can be found in Lake George Village. Amusement parks  and water parks, museums  and historic sites, adventure courses, arts and crafts shows, concert series, and tons of shopping and dining opportunities are just a small portion of what’s available here, so whatever your idea of the ideal Adirondack vacation includes, you’re sure to find plenty to enjoy in this area. In fact, your biggest challenge may be finding enough time to experience it all!

Photo Credits:

View from Prospect Mountain credit Chris Morgan
Welcome to Lake George Village credit Eduardo Mueses
Dock with mountains in distance credit Jim Duell
Aerial View Lake George credit Leonardo Dasilva
Sagamore Hotel credit Ron Cogswell

posted at: 2018-07-01 21:35:00, last updated: 2018-10-28 15:35:22

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