Hotel at a Glance: Best Western of Lake George
The Best Western of Lake George is part of a rustic setting in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The hotel’s central location puts it close to some of the area’s top attractions, including the House of Frankenstein Wax Museum and Tubby Tubes Outdoor Fun Park.
- Start the day right: free breakfast buffet with waffle bar, cereal, pastries, and fruit
- Soak your hiking legs in the hotel’s heated indoor pool and hot tub.
- Get comfy: Guest rooms feature premium wood furnishings and flat-screen TVs; some have cathedral ceilings.
- Reading material: The Last of The Mohicans, a book later turned into an award-winning movie, is about the area’s French and Indian War battles.<p>
Lake George, New York: Outdoor Adventure and Historic Forts in the Adirondacks
Frommer’s calls Lake George “the beating heart of the southeastern Adirondacks” for its outdoor activities and family-friendly tourist attractions. It’s surrounded by boreal forests and mountain peaks, which draw hikers, bikers, and skiers, depending on the season. One of the best ways to see the landscape is aboard a steamship that cruises past the islands of the Narrows and large historic mansions. The hiking trails along Prospect Mountain and Black Mountain also reward visitors with views of the rocky summits.
Because of its location on the lake’s southern shore, the eponymous town of Lake George and the surrounding area were inhabited before European settlers arrived. The region later played a part in the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812. The Fort William Henry Museum, a reconstruction of the 1755 fort from the French and Indian War, features model barracks, musket-firing demonstrations, and artifacts recovered from the original site.<p>