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.

Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob

Round the Lake Challenge

Explore the Lake George Area and become a Round-the-Laker! The Round the Lake Challenge is an outdoor recreation challenge designed by the Lake George Land Conservancy to, "educate about the Lake George watershed’s natural, historical and cultural resources by encouraging first-hand experiences."

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.

Stony Creek District 4 Schoolhouse Museum

Stony Creek District 4 Schoolhouse Museum

Learn about the history of Stony Creek at the District 4 Schoolhouse Museum! The Stony Creek District 4 Schoolhouse Museum celebrates the history of school life and industry in a historic home in Stony Creek. This one room, two-story schoolhouse has photos, maps, and other artifacts celebrating the history of Stony Creek.

Grave at Fort William Henry

Haunted History Trail of New York State

Experience the spookiest locations in the Lake George Area! The Haunted History Trail of New York State offers ghost hunts, guided tours, and ghostly getaways across the state. The Lake George Area is home to four mysterious locations and one guided tour company that can help you find some ghastly. Haunted locations in the Lake George Area:

Swede Mountain Trail

Panoramic mountain views from an Adirondack Fire Tower

Discover Warrensburg

Discover Warrensburg ~ Museum of Local History

Explore the history of an Adirondack town at the Discover Warrensburg museum! Discover Warrensburg tells the story of this 18th century frontier town awash in wealth opportunities from logging and river-powered industries, to its transformation as a 21st century town surrounded by natural recreation opportunities in the forest, on the mountains and on the rivers.

Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Center (LARAC)

Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Center (LARAC)

Experience the Glens Falls art scene at LARAC! The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Center was founded in 1972 by a coalition of arts-minded residents. Its mission is to enrich the quality of life in Warren, Washington, and Northern Saratoga Counties by supporting arts and culture.

Lake George Recreation Park

Lake George Recreation Park

Get outside and have some fun at the Lake George Recreation Park! There's a ton to do at the Lake George Recreation Park! Enjoy baseball, softball, and soccer fields by reservation. There are also basketball courts and a dog park available for use.

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.    

Hague Town Beach Park

Hague Town Beach Park

Swim in Lake George at Hague Town Beach Park! Swim in Lake George, lounge on the beach, or play on the playground at this public park! Guests to the park can also use the public boat launch for a small fee. Enjoy picnic areas and restrooms.

Bolton Historical Museum

Bolton Historical Museum

Learn about the past of Bolton Landing at the Bolton Historical Museum! The Bolton Historical Museum is dedicated to teaching and preserving the history of Bolton Landing, Lake George, and the surrounding area. Visitors are invited to observe the museum's collection of artifacts, memorabilia and exhibits.

Brdleys Lookout

Bradley's Lookout Trail

Hike the preserve trail to a panoramic view of Lake George! The Pinnacle Preserve now includes a new trail to Bradley Lookout, a moderate hike with lake and mountain views. Both trails start as one from the new large parking area on Edgecomb Pond Road. Shortly after starting the trail splits- the red trail leads the Pinnacle overlook, while the blue trail leads to Bradley's Lookout.