Winter Activities in the Lake George Region

2018 Lake George Polar Plunge

2018 Lake George Polar Plunge

Lake George Escape may be closed for the season but there are still plenty of winter activities for you to enjoy in the Lake George region! Typically, the Lake George region gets around 67 inches of snow every year. That’s about 67 reasons to enjoy winter activities in Lake George, but we’ve paired this list down to our favorites… Check them out and remember to book your stay at Lake George Escape for the 2018 season!

Enjoy a frosty cocktail at the Glacier Ice Bar Lounge at the Sagamore Hotel
Enjoy sipping on cocktails at the Sagamore Hotel at their annual Glacier Ice Bar! This 18,000 pound, crystal-clear ice bar is a fun way to enjoy a drink with friends on a winter day. Warm up at the fireplace at the Caldwell Lounge, also at the Sagamore Hotel. The Glacier Ice Bar will be open to the public on the weekends of January 19 and 26.

Ice Fishing
Ice fishing is a popular winter activity and Lake George’s very own Million Dollar Beach is one of the most popular spots for ice fishing. Bring out your ATV or snowmobile to get access to lots of fishable waters. Typically, fishers find smelt and landlocked salmon in these waters. There is also a huge parking lot! Hearthstone Campground is another popular location for ice fishing. Many people fish just off the shore here for yellow perch and some wander further out for the lake trout. (NOTE: All bait must be certified, and fishermen must possess a signed bait slip no older than 10 days). Get important safety information about ice fishing by visiting:

New Year’s Day Polar Plunge
Join in on a Lake George tradition on New Year’s day at Shepard Park Beach where you and 1,000+ Lake George participants are expected to take the coldest plunge of all – the Polar Plunge into Lake George! Arrive at 1pm to Shepard Park Beach in your swimsuit and dance and jump around as everyone counts down to the “big plunge,” the moment when everyone jumps into the bone-chilling waters for a polar bear swim! Registration is FREE and don’t forget to bring very warm clothes and towels for post-plunge. Oh yeah, and a camera! For more information about the polar plunge at Lake George, visit

Visit to make a reservation for your stay at Lake George Escape in 2018!