You don’t need to spend a fortune to enjoy a vacation in the Lake George Area. From exploring nature preserves to watching fireworks shows, there is plenty to do that is easy on the wallet.

Vacations don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg in the Lake George Area. There are free activities and free events in every town across the region. Families will love the free concerts held weekly during the summer season. There’s always a fireworks show blasting off as well, especially during the summer. Free activities for kids abound in the Lake George Area such as a family-friendly ride on the Warren County Bikeway or swimming at the region’s beautiful beaches. Free activities for couples are all over the area, including hiking Adirondack trails and taking scenic driving tours through the Lake George Area’s quaint towns. Vacationing on a budget is easy in the Lake George Area.

First Wilderness Heritage Corridor Letterboxing Trail

The First Wilderness Heritage Corridor unites communities along the Upper Hudson River in celebrating their shared history along the earliest route into the Adirondack Mountains. Letterboxing is a fun treasure hunt activity, incorporating orienteering art, and puzzle solving.

North Country Arts

North Country Arts

Tour North Country Arts' two Glens Falls galleries! North Country Arts is a non-profit cultural organization aiming to promote the arts in the Lake George Area. Their galleries include many talented and well-known artists and artisans.

Freedom Park

The perfect park for children with a variety of physical abilities! Freedom Park is a barrier-free playground, making it accessible to those with disabilities. The playground has swings, slides, a sand table, and climbing structures. There are picnic tables and a portable restroom at the park. No pets please.    

West End Park

Basketball, youth baseball field, playground, picnic tables and shelter. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Mountain Biking

Gurney Lane Mountain Bike Park

Gurney Lane has over 13 miles of mountain bike trails! The park features 11.2km of single track trails and 9.7km of double track trails traversing 152-acres.

Mill Creek Recreation Area

Picnic, fish, day use area on Mill Creek.

Lake George Mystery Spot

Lake George Mystery Spot

Does your voice return louder than you let it go at the Lake George Mystery Spot? The Lake George Mystery Spot, located behind the Visitor Center in the heart of Lake George Village, is one of the stranger locations in the Lake George Area. When you stand on the X in the center of the location and speak, the words will be silent to others but return to your ears louder than you would expect.

Lake George Skate Plaza

Streetscape-style park with grind, taco and banks. Helmets required for all skaters 12 and under and they must be accompanied by an adult. Skateboards and inline skates only. Pets, bicycles, and BMX-style bikes are prohibited.

The Ruplin Gallery

The Ruplin Gallery

See local art at the Ruplin Gallery! The Ruplin Gallery, named for Ferdinand Ruplin, Professor Emeritus of languages at Stony Brook University, showcases the works of local artists and North Warren Central School students. The Ruplin Gallery is located in the Town of Chester Public Library.

SUNY Adirondack Visual Arts Gallery

SUNY Adirondack Visual Arts Gallery

Experience some amazing art at the SUNY Adirondack Visual Arts Gallery! The SUNY Adirondack Visual Arts Gallery, located in Dearlove Hall since 1984, features changing exhibitions, lectures, receptions, readings, and concerts.

Horicon Historical Museum

Adirondack pioneer home life is presented in a 19th century, 9-room restored farmhouse filled with local history. The collection includes artifacts of antique clothing, furniture, china, quilts and old photographs; horse-drawn farm equipment, old tools, boats. The 1890's farm house offers history buffs much to explore.

An Architectural Heritage Tour of Warrensburg New York

The historic district features 428 historic properties and is the largest district north of Saratoga. This is a self guided walking tour. A free booklet is available from Warrensburg Beautification, 518-466-5497; Discover Warrensburg, 3754 Main Street, 518-232-7349 and the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, 3839 Main Street, 518-623-2161.