Exploring the Adirondacks
With so many opportunities for adventure while staying at Lake George Escape, it can be hard to narrow down what to do! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite off-site activities to share with you. Remember to make your 2018 reservations for Lake George Escape today!
Wineries, Cideries, and Breweries…
…oh my! The Adirondacks have become home to a number of wineries, cideries, breweries, and distilleries! Many of these are locally owned and operated, offering tastings of their special brews and adjoining restaurants to help you pair their libations with local flavors. Adirondack Pub & Brewery in Lake George brews more than 25, all-natural, non-pasteurized craft ales. The Adirondack Pub & Brewery is a short 15 minute drive from the Lake George Escape campground. Venture out a little bit further from Lake George Escape to Lake Placid and do a tasting at Swedish Hill Winery. This tasting room and store provide a lovely atmosphere for visitors to sample a variety of award-winning wines from the Finger Lakes region. The Swedish Hill Winery is just under an hour drive from the Lake George Escape Campground.
Hiking in the Adirondacks
After the snow melts, the rivers and waterfalls are fuller, making waterfall hiking in the spring extra spectacular. Shelving Rock Falls is a short and easy hike with a big payoff – a rumbling, bumbling waterfall! If it’s warm, be sure to bring or wear a bathing suit! The trailhead for the hike on Shelving Rock Falls can be reached via NY 149-E from the Lake George Escape campground. A couple of other easy hikes in this region include the Sleeping Beauty Trail and the Stewart’s Ledge Trail. The trailhead to Sleeping Beauty is about 50-minutes from Lake George Escape; Stewart’s Ledge Trail trailhead is about 30 minutes from Lake George Escape.
One of the best ways to experience the beautiful landscapes of the Adirondacks is to fill up your gas tank and hit the road! The Adirondacks are crisscrossed by the New York State Scenic Byways. Route N9 will take you and your passengers along the western shore of Lake George, or drive to the top of Prospect Mountain for unprecedented views from above! Lake to Locks Passage along Lake Champlain is an award-winning drive through this historical region and can also be seen via bike, foot, or train! It features the interconnected waterway consisting of the Upper Hudson River/Champlain Canal, Lake George, Lake Champlain, and the Richelieu River/Chambly Canal.
If you are in the Lake George area, it would be difficult to miss the steamboats traversing the lake. These historical boats offer tours of the area and also host special events throughout the season. The Lake George Steamboat Company has been carrying passengers in their boats since 1817! Or, take a more intimate tour of the water with a pontoon boat tour. There are a number of companies in the area, like Lake George Boat tours, that offer a variety of pontoon boat tour experiences.