Many call the Lake George Region the crown jewel of the 6-million acre Adirondack Park. Referred to as the “Queen of American Lakes,” Lake George itself is a 32-mile water body dotted with about 180 islands.
New York State created the Adirondack Park in 1892. Today it is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous U.S. The Adirondacks are greater than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier and Grand Canyon National Parks combined. About half of the land is protected to remain “forever wild” forest preserve. The rest is private land.
With 200+ attractions and 9,000+ rooms, there is no shortage of things to do and places to stay all year in the Lake George Region!
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- Every year Lake George ranks high on travel website lists of “clearest” or “most beautiful” bodies of water in the U.S. The environmental protection efforts have helped to keep it that way. Lake George is leading the way with effective environmental protection programs. It was the first in the Eastern U.S. to have a mandatory boat inspection program to prevent the spread of invasive species that can damage water quality.
- From fly to ice fishing, there are many options year-round for anglers. Lake George has a “two-story” fishery with both warm water fish — e.g. perch, bass, and sunfish— as well as cold-water fish — e.g. lake trout and salmon. There are 36 fish species — 11 are major game fish— in the Lake George watershed. Salmon in particular has rebounded after a new strain of salmon was introduced to the lake five years ago and catch rates have increased in Lake George. More than 30,000 salmon were stocked this past year.
- Lake George is a family friendly destination with amusement parks, zip lines, museums, a trampoline park and more. Lodging options range from luxury resorts to island campgrounds.
- Lake George Village has an impressive lineup of FREE entertainment every summer with free events such as concerts, magic shows and craft fairs in Shepard Park. Lake George is also home to FREE Thursday night fireworks shows during the summer! There are many hiking and biking trails as well that don’t cost anything to use.
- Every weekend in February Lake George celebrates Winter Carnival with a variety of events from outhouse racing to snowmobiling and chili cook-offs.
That’s just a sampling! If you’d like more information about the Lake George Region or need photos for a story, please use the form below or contact:
Amanda May Metzger
The mission of Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB, Inc. is to drive tourism to the Lake George region year-round while fostering a vibrant business community.
Below are resolutions passed by the LGRCC-CVB Board of Directors regarding stances on proposed legislation.