Many happen to disregard Upstate New York as a notable part of the state to venture out into, and in turn have not experienced the true beauties behind it. Within the Upstate lies the admirable long mountainous stretch known as the Adirondacks, within it: Lake George.
32 miles long and 3 miles wide, Lake George is often referred to as the Queen of the American lakes. Offering countless on-water activities, from jet-skiing to long-line fishing in the early mornings, Lake George proves to be a popular destination amongst those in pursuit of an action filled recreational experience and those who just want to unwind with their family–it proves to be best of both worlds. If you didn’t bring a boat, the countless bordering marina’s have got you covered; for a great price too.
Take it a step further by hopping aboard an original steamboat and set out on a full sightseeing tour of the lake. For the ones more daring, try out parasailing as well as many other extreme watersports offered by the many services alongside the lake. Referring back to fishing, with many different species of fish from salmon to trout and perch as well as others, Lake George is the perfect spot to satiate your fishing desires. One may find copious amounts of fishing guides as well as fishing related stores like worm shops and fishing line outlets. A few miles north lies Bolton Landing, a quieter and more nonchalant town that provides a rustic feel yet still remains within the vicinity of many shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife.
Even outside of the lake, the mountains offer miles upon miles of hiking and biking trails around. Go atop Prospect Mountain and gander at the best views around. The Lake George village alone offers a lot of fun activities for all, from amusement and water parks to museums and historic sites. Be sure to catch all the arts and crafts zones, along with concerts and many dining and shopping experiences. Accomplishing everything is a challenge in itself, but the reward is endless.