Lake George, New York is the place to be this summer!
The countdown is on! We are 1 month away from the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival- June 29th and 30th, 2019!
This event might be the main reason you are visiting Lake George, NY, but there are virtually unlimited activities, attractions and other great things to do in the area to make your visit memorable. Recently, USA Today ranked Lake George as the “best weekend getaway in New York State.” From outdoor recreational activities with family to hanging out by the Lake with your besties, Lake George has it all. But don’t wait to set up your lodging accommodations…rooms sell out fast! Read on for tips and suggestions on how to make your weekend in Lake George amazing.
If you haven’t purchased festival tickets yet and you’re wondering what is included in each type of Tasting Ticket, check out these two blog posts about what’s included in a General Admission and VIP Tasting Ticket.
Step 1- buy your festival tickets. Step 2- reserve your lodging accommodations.
If you’ve purchased your ADK Wine and Food Festival tickets already, your next step is to reserve your lodging for the weekend. As we officially kick off the summer in Lake George with our festival, it is very important to book your room early, as all lodging options sell out quickly. There are certainly lots of lodging options to choose from including hotels, motels, inns, and even camping options. If you’re looking for a great lodging experience, there are a few excellent establishments in the area that are conveniently located within a few miles of the festival, including the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls, the Lodges at Cresthaven in Lake George, Stony Creek Ranch Resort in Stony Creek, the Sleep Inn and the Holiday Inn and Suites in Queensbury. There are also great camping options as well with the Lake George Escape Campground, featuring tent camping, Adirondack styled cabin rentals and spacious RV camping with electricity and water hookups!
Craft Brews and Local Wines
Just like the festival, the Lake George region has something for everyone.
If you’re looking for local craft beer, hard cider, and delicious comfort food, be sure to check out the Adirondack Pub and Brewery! The pub is kid-friendly, but if this is a weekend getaway for you and your bestie(s), we recommend you order a flight of brews and try them all! And did you know that the ADK Brewery also has tours of their brew-making facility? It’s amazing. If beer isn’t your thing, visit the Adirondack Winery Tasting Room for a wine tasting of some incredible award-winning local wines. Then we’d recommend you walk off that buzz with a nice walk down to the water and take a sunset cruise with the Lake George Steamboat Company. You’ll get a whole different perspective on the village and the Adirondack mountains.
Fun for Kids of ALL ages!
If you have kiddos with you, Lake George is definitely kid-friendly. At the Festival Commons, there is an incredible natural playground, skate park, and a kids tent just outside the festival grounds with crafts and fun. Also, if your little one(s) are 15 years of age and under, they get into the festival FREE and can sample all the artisan foods and non-alcoholic beverages from vendors at the festival.
Lake George region has plenty of other attractions to keep them entertained as well, and one of our favorites is the Fun Spot. Laser tag, go-karts, mini golf, arcade, and even a Ninja Challenge obstacle course. That should wear them out. 🙂
An Adirondack Dining Experience
If you’re looking for an Adirondack style dining experience, the Log Jam is your spot. Great local restaurant option for families, or for an adults-only night out. Their menu features sizzling steaks, seafood, and amazing SALAD BAR! Some of our other favorite restaurants include the Boathouse Restaurant (incredible lake views and easy boat docking for après lake drinks and dining!), Park 26 and Fenimore’s Neighborhood Pub at the Queensbury Hotel and plenty of other dining options around the Lake George area.
FESTIVAL IS 1 MONTH AWAY!
We are less than 4 months away from the 5th annual Adirondack Wine and Food Festival and as spring quickly approaches, Lake George comes alive and visitors from around the world are starting to make reservations for lodging, attractions, and activities. If you want to make sure you make the best out of your visit, plan ahead. There are plenty of opportunities to make a fun trip to LG memorable, but rest assured…everything books up as we get closer to summer.