Hotel at a Glance: Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark
No matter how blustery it gets outside, it's always a balmy 80 degrees inside Six Flags Great Escape Lodge's indoor water park. A lazy river circumnavigates the 38,000-square-foot park, passing by water slides, an adults-only hot tub, and a multi-level treehouse with interactive water sprayers along the way. There's even a white-water rafting simulator that sends riders zipping across foaming rapids on a bright yellow raft. Guests of Six Flags Great Escape Lodge get unlimited access to the water park.
- Spacious suites large enough for families, with semi-separate seating areas and kitchenettes; larger suites have separate bedrooms
- Onsite dining options: Johnny Rockets, a sports bar with 22 flat screen TVs, a water park snack bar, a tavern serving breakfast and light dinner fare, and a coffee shop
- Good for kids: daily activities with costumed characters and a 45-game arcade
- For Mom and Dad: There's an onsite spa offering massages, aromatherapy, and a beauty bar.
- Pick up souvenirs at Northwoods Traders.
Queensbury, New York: Picturesque Gateway to the Adirondacks
Queensbury is a gateway to New York's Adirondack Park, a sprawling swath of land characterized by boreal forests and lofty mountain peaks. But you don't have to leave town to find beautiful scenery. The town is sandwiched between two picturesque bodies of water: Lake George to the north and the Hudson River to the south. There are numerous smaller lakes and public parks to be found in Queensbury, too, as well as West Mountain Ski Resort. The resort is home to a handful of beginner, intermediate, and advanced runs, plus a tubing park.
In spring, when the weather warms up, the Warren County Bikeway is worth exploring. The path runs from Lake George in the north to Glen Falls, right through the center of Queensbury.