Even though summer is the most popular time to vacation in Lake George, there is something special about our mountain town come winter. The snow falls on the Adirondacks, ushering in exhilarating skiing and the annual winter carnival full of fun for the family. Lake George is an excellent destination for a family winter vacation with outdoor and indoor activities everyone will love. Stay close to the action with Surfside on the Lake, one of the few hotels in Lake George village. Embark on a memorable winter vacation with these family-friendly activities.
Outdoor Activities for a Family Winter Vacation
It’s time to get outside and embrace winter in Lake George with the family. If your family is already familiar with skiing, head to Gore Mountain and shred the slopes of New York’s biggest mountain. For beginners, we recommend driving to West Mountain for skiable terrain suitable for all abilities. They also offer snow tubing for an easy and exciting day in the snow! For an affordable day outside, head to the Gurney Lane Recreation Area for free ice skating, sledding, and cross-country skiing.
The Lake George Winter Carnival is one of our favorite family-friendly festivals throughout the year. Every February, we celebrate winter all month-long with activities and events. Children’s arts and crafts are held daily at Shepard Park, as well as pony rides and s’mores in the park. This winter also brings ice castles where the kiddos can explore crawl tunnels, ice slides, and ice mazes.
Kid-Friendly Indoor Activities
When the weather gets too chilly to stay outside, head inside for family fun at Lake George Lanes & Games. Spend an afternoon bowling together, and then let the adventure continue with laser tag, arcade games, and an indoor playground.
Make the short drive to Queensbury for various indoor attractions for your family winter vacation. Splash into fun at the Six Flags Indoor Water Park with water slides, raft rides, and boogie surfing. The Sky Zone Trampoline Park is an excellent place for young and older kids to enjoy. Older kids and adults can challenge each other to ultimate dodgeball or race the Ninja warrior course. Children 6 and under can play in the Little Leapers area created for parents and little ones to enjoy together.
Family Owned Hotel in Lake George
Visit us in Lake George for a fun and action-packed family winter vacation- when you stay at our family-owned and operated hotel, Surfside on the Lake, children 12 and under stay for free!
Choose between our spacious rooms that can accommodate three to seven people, depending on the size of your family. Many of our suites offer kitchenettes for your convenience with amenities like electric cooktops and refrigerators. Join us in the Adirondacks and discover your new favorite family winter vacation destination.