Hotel at a Glance: Wingate by Wyndham of Lake George
The southern tip of Lake George is just half a mile from this family-friendly hotel, making it a great headquarters for exploring the lakefront and all the southern Adirondacks has to offer. Recharge in the morning with the inn’s complimentary hot breakfast buffet, and enjoy a day of hiking, shopping, skiing, or any of plentiful year-round activities.
- Optional holiday shopping add-on: A limo will escort you to the famous Lake George Outlets for a bit of shopping; wrap your gifts in our exclusive wrapping room—we’ll provide all the paper, ribbons and supplies you’ll need, and complimentary refreshments.
- Indoor heated pool and hot tub stays open year-round, so you can take a relaxing dip no matter what the weather is like outside.
- Break a sweat in the hotel’s fitness center, where you can work out on an exercise bike, treadmill, and elliptical.
- Enjoy the Lake George Winter Carnival every weekend in February—chili, chowder, and wing cook-offs, snowmobile, ATV and motorcycle races on the Lake, outhouse races, and much more.
- Visit West and Gore Mountains The Warren County Snowmobile Trail System is right down driveway. Snowshoe or cross country ski through wooded trails or right on the frozen lake.
Lake George, New York: Outdoor Adventure near the Adirondacks’ Mile-Long Lake
Lake George is not without its admirers—Frommer’s calls it “the beating heart of the southeastern Adirondacks,” while local lore has it that Thomas Jefferson proclaimed it “the most beautiful water I ever saw.” More than 200 years after Jefferson’s declaration, the 32-mile-long lake is still a popular spot for sailing, swimming, and hiking in upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountains. For hiking, consider following the trail that leads to Shelving Rock Falls, a 50-foot cascade rushing down a series of boulders.
There are two great ways to see the beauty that Jefferson raved about. The first is to take a shuttle or hike 2 miles to the top of Prospect Mountain, which towers over Lake George at 2,030 feet. On a clear day, you can see 100 miles in any direction. The second option is to buy a ticket aboard a Lake George steamship, which cruises past the islands of the Narrows as well as several historic mansions, and run a special New Year’s Eve dinner cruise accompanied by fireworks.