Things to Do

You and your family will receive a warm welcome to the Lake George-Adirondack region. With its abundant outdoor offerings, from hiking to boating to shopping, the region is a popular destination for families and couples in all four seasons. Steeped in history, with unparalleled views of the majestic Adirondacks, the area is known for excellent restaurants, unique shops and family attractions. Lake George runs along the historic natural path between the Hudson and St. Lawrence Rivers, on the direct land route between Albany, New York and Montreal, Canada. From a morning stroll by the water to watching the sun rise atop an Adirondack peak, the Lake George area has activities that will delight you and your family! Make the most of your visit by taking in the sights and sounds of the region, including:

Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course:Explore nature through a combination of outrageous obstacles and challenges including zip lines, suspended rope bridges, “Tarzan swings,” nets, and ladders. The adult course offers 3 or more hours of sheer excitement traveling from tree to tree, while the kid’s course takes about 60 to 90 minutes to complete.

Adirondack Museum:This is an open air museum in Blue Mountain Lake dedicated to preserving and telling the story of the Adirondack region.

Adirondack Tubing Adventures:Looking to chill on the water at more tranquil speeds? Head to this spot for Guided Lazy River Tubing and Lazy River Rafting. The peaceful, pristine waters are just 2 to 4-feet deep, so they’ll be warmed by the sun and perfectly suited to floating fun.

Airway Meadows Golf: An award-winning spot named "Course of the Year" by the New York Golf Course Owner's Association. Located minutes from Lake George in the Town of Gansevoort, Airway Meadows is known for their supreme turf conditions and friendly staff.

Crown Point State Historic Site:Explores the ruins of the 18th-century fortifications and tour the visitor center which includes exhibits and audio-visual orientation program.  Take time to cross the street to visit the historic Crown Point Pier and Champlain Memorial Lighthouse.

Goony Golf:This has been a popular place for families to challenge one another in mini-putt for more than 30 years. With clever, funny holes including the “Mad Hatter,” “Humpty Dumpty” and “Cinderella’s Carriage,” these top turf greens have some of the most entertaining mini golfing adventures in the Adirondack area.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum:Discover the history of Lake Champlain at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Located just 45 minutes from Fort Ticonderoga in Vergennes, Vermont, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum offers exhibitions, special events, and summer programs, as well as reconstructed ships including the Philadelphia II and Lois McClure. 

Lake George Carriage Rides: Available from mid-May to mid-October, offering horse and carriage tours of the Lake George Beach area and Battlefield Park. Take in stunning Adirondack and Lake George views.

Lake George Steamboat Company:Kids and adults alike will love getting on the water in an old-fashioned steamboat. Head down to the pier to the Lake George Steamboat Company, where you’ll enjoy a variety of outings on the three large ships, The Minne-Ha-Ha, an authentic Paddlewheeler, The Mohican, and the lake's largest cruise ship, The Lac du Saint Sacrament. From one-hour jaunts to the only complete tour of the historic, wonderfully scenic Lake George region, the crew is ready to welcome your family aboard for a memorable trip.

Mount Independence State Historic Site:Explore this rich archeological site to learn the other half of Ticonderoga's story in 1776-1777. Begin your visit at the Visitor Center which houses exhibits and an orientation area before you embark on your adventure across the trail system connecting the historic site's many archeological features. Be sure to take in the stunning views of Fort Ticonderoga across Lake Champlain.  Fort Ticonderoga owns the Northern portion of Mount Independence and partners with Vermont State Historic Sites in the preservation of this remarkable site.

Saratoga National Park:Discover the crucial American victory in 1777 during your visit to the Battlefield, Schuyler House, and Saratoga Monument.  Begin your visit at the Visitor Center to see exhibits and have a full orientation before you embark on your adventure. Located 1 1/2 hours from Ticonderoga and worth the trip to learn about this important part of the region's epic revolutionary history.

Shepard’s Park:Located on Canada Street in Lake George Village is the place for free music concerts and fireworks during the summer months. Nearly every night during the summer, bring the family to enjoy free entertainment in the park's amphitheater. Following a Community Band Concert at 8:00 p.m., fireworks shower sparkles over the lake at 9:30 every Thursday night.

Snug Harbor Marina:Located in Ticonderoga at the northern end of Lake George offers daily and weekly boat rentals. Launch your Lake George experience with a daily or weekly boat rental which will carry you to an unforgettable experience. Whether camping on a Lake George Island site, or simply enjoying a relaxing afternoon on the lake, a boat rental from Snug Harbor will make for a magical time for your whole family.

The Great Escape:This Six Flags Theme Park offers a full day of family thrills. Located just a short drive from Lake George Village, the amusement park has everything from tame carousels to some of the most jaw-dropping roller coasters around. The theme park boasts more than 135 rides, games, shows and attractions. Experience the rush of g-force on the all-new Extreme Supernova, an intense ride that lifts riders up 50-feet then spins them head over heels. Bring your swimsuit and head to Splashwater Kingdom for dizzying water slides or the more tranquil Lazy River rafting. 

Ticonderoga Bicentennial Park: Located in the historic heart of downtown Ticonderoga, Bicentennial Park has a large playground, picnic areas, fishing access, and breath-taking waterfalls. Canoes and kayaks launch from Bicentennial Falls on the LaChute River in route to Lake Champlain.

Ticonderoga Country Club: A unique 18-hole golf course located in the historic Lord Howe Valley on the north end of Lake George in the heart of the Adirondack Park, near the site where Robert Rogers and his rangers fought the Battle on Snowshoes in 1758. The course is open to the public.

Ticonderoga Heritage Museum: Located in Ticonderoga's beautiful Bicentennial Park tells the story of Ticonderoga’s industrial history including paper mills, graphite mining, and pencils. Housed in the "1888 building," the museum is the last remaining structure of the Ticonderoga Pulp and Paper Company, once located in the area of the park. The museum hosts creative children's programs and presents historically rich exhibits. Open seasonally.

Ticonderoga Historical Society located in the Hancock House: In historic Ticonderoga features the Harmon Art Gallery, 3 floors of exhibitions highlighting centuries of area, state, and national history. Research in their library or join in one of their many programs offered throughout the year!

Trekonderoga: Located in the historic town of Ticonderoga,Trekonderoga is a convention run by fans that focuses on Star Trek, but also offers wider events such as costumed characters, pop-icon vehicles, like the Tardis and B-Movie Blues mobile, and vendors selling wider pop culture items. 

Visit the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce for additional area business information.