Lake George, New York is a charming small town located about 200 miles north of New York City that sits, as you might imagine, on Lake George. The lake is quite long and narrow, at 32s miles in length. The town of Lake George is beautiful, sitting in the Adirondack Mountains and surrounded by lush trees and wildlife. For seniors, there's plenty to do in this small tourist gem.
Top 5 Activities for Seniors in Lake George
1. Adirondack Winery
The Adirondack Winery in downtown Lake George is easily one of the most popular attractions for adults and seniors in the area. It’s a great winery that offers a wide variety and unique selections of wine and cheese and can be a very enjoyable evening or afternoon tasting the different collections they have to offer. They also offer great wine clubs and discounts.
2. Visit Fort William Henry
Lake George is home to the famous and historic Fort William Henry. Built in 1755, Fort William Henry served as a British outpost on the southern end of the lake in the French and Indian War was being fought in North America. The fort served to protect colonies to the south and fought against the French Fort Carillo on the northern end of the lake. Here at the Fort William Museum and Restoration, history comes alive where you can see reenactments and talk with and learn from soldiers in the war, played by actors. There’s plenty of history to be learned and observed here and it’s a very interesting and fun attraction in Lake George.
3. Go golfing
There’s plenty of great, fun golf to played in Lake George and if you’re looking for some fun out on the links, Top of the World Golf Course and Queensbury Country Club are great courses to play. There are also plenty of courses just outside Lake George as well.
4. Take a Boat Tour
Lake George offers some great boat tours of the lake and if you’re looking to be on the lake and explore, they’re a lot of fun. There are seven different boat tours you can take. The most popular is Lake George Steamboat Company that offers cruises on three different large ships including the Mohican, which has been in service since 1908. The cruises can take you the entire length of Lake George or showcase the islands on the lake. There are also dinner and brunch cruises you can take as well which offer a great experience on the lake.
5. Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
Lake George, New York offers beautiful hot air balloon rides above the Adirondacks for stunning views and a lot of fun up in the air. If you’re not afraid of heights, definitely take advantage of the opportunity to ride in a hot air balloon in this beautiful region of New York. This is a once in a lifetime experience and if you’re looking to do something really unique and fun while visiting Lake George, take a balloon ride with Adirondack Balloon Flights and soar over Lake George, the Adirondacks and the Saratoga Springs regions.
This article was written by Cameron Lafontaine.