Top 5 Peculiar Things To Do in Lake George

January 18th, 2018 - Filed under Day Trips Near Lake George, Fun in Lake George, Newsletters
The Pember Library and Museum

Photo Courtesy of The Pember Library and Museum

When most people think of Lake George, NY, they think of a big lake, lots of summertime watersports, and camping. What they may not know is the Lake George region has a number of strange but very fun activities for tourists and locals to explore. Let’s take a look at some of these weird but very fun things to do in the Lake George region.

  1. Pember Museum

1 Hour drive from Lake George Escape

The Pember Museum is a taxidermist’s dream! Filled with taxidermied animals and insects that have been preserved for educational purposes, this fascinating museum provides programs, exhibits, activities, lectures, field trips, hikes, and more! Visitors from New York, Vermont, and all over the United States can learn about the museum’s 7,000+ objects in its collections. For more information about visiting The Pember Museum, visit

  1. Gooney Golf Course, Rt. 9

If you’ve ever driven down Route 9, you may have noticed a strange but intriguing sight: figures of cartoonish animals and characters greeting visitors of the Gooney Golf Course. Gooney Golf has been in business for over 30 years and has mini-golf courses suitable for kids and adults of all ages. You’ll putt-putt your way through whimsical courses that feature prehistoric animals, like the Tyrannosaurus rex, and characters from your favorite fairy tales, like the Mad Hatter. Whimsical statues of characters from beloved children’s rhymes will greet you at every hole! For more information about the Gooney Golf Course, visit

Goony Golf Course

Photo Courtesy of Goony Golf Course

  1. Magic Forest Amusement Park

This amusement park isn’t your typical park with huge roller coasters and massive crowds. The Magic Forest is a kiddie theme park with rides and shows from a park that looks like you’ve been transported back in time to the 1960s. The Magic Forest is a time capsule of nostalgic rides for kids, and shows for the whole family. There are lots of well-shaded spots for those hot summer days, and kid-friendly food so your little ones won’t have trouble finding snacks! For more information, visit

  1. Lake George Mystery Spot

Head to the Lake George Visitor Center, in the heart of the Village of Lake George, and go stand behind the center on the spot where two metal rods cross each other. Stand here while facing the lake and start shouting to hear your own voice echoing back to you! Weird, huh?

  1. Moose Tooth Grill

Moose Tooth Grill isn’t just your average run-of-the-mill restaurant. Sure, it has tasty pub food and a menu that caters to all sorts of diets and restrictions, but as soon as you walk in the door of this place, you’ll definitely spot the strangeness. With mechanical animals in every nook and cranny, plus interludes that feature the sounds and lights of a tropical rainstorm, Moose Tooth Grill is a special place that definitely provides a one of a kind experience. Don’t forget to try their homemade root beer, too! For more information and to peep the menu, visit

Moose Tooth Grill

Moose Tooth Grill

Remember to book your stay for the 2018 season at Lake George Escape and visit some of the wackiest and most peculiar attractions in the region!