Lake George Activities & Events!
The Lake George region of the Adirondacks offers a wide variety of attractions, many of which are close to Surfside. There is everything from hiking/ biking trails and outdoor extreme ropes courses for the Adventure traveler, to Fort Ticonderoga and Fort William Henry for the History buff. Surfside offers a unique and exclusive discount program for our guests who want to visit these attractions! Visit the “Guest Saving” tab to help you better plan your trip or stop by our front desk and see a full listing of participants. Discounted Six Flags Great Escape/ Splashwater Kingdom and Painted Pony Rodeo and BBQ and other tickets are sold at the front desk for your convenience. Our friendly front desk staff will be glad to give you tips and information to make your visit to Lake George one that you will remember for a lifetime!
The Adventure Traveler
If you seek adventure, then Lake George is the right place for you! There are many attractions specifically geared towards those who have a daring, fearless, or even competitive side. Here are attractions you don’t want to miss while visiting!
Adirondack Extreme, Adirondack Skydive, Six Flags Great Escape, Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, Chic’s Marina Waverunner Rentals, Tubby Tubes, Leaf Air, Parasail Joe’s, Sacandaga Outdoor Center, Waterski and Wakeboard School, and more!
The History Buff
If you’re looking to learn about History, you have come to the right place. In September of 1 755, The Battle of Lake George took place. This was the height of the French and Indian War. There are two forts still standing and ready for you to visit! In addition, there is a great wealth of history from the Depression Era with Millionaire’s Row. Just outside of the Lake George area has even more History to be learned! Here are some places you should visit to learn more about the history of the area.
Fort William Henry, Fort Ticonderoga, Saratoga Casino and Racetrack, LG History Tours, The Yaddo Gardens, Grant Cottage State Historic Site, and more!
The Sight Seer
If you like to relax and enjoy natural beauty, then you have chosen the perfect place to visit. Lake George, also called the Queen of American Lakes, is one the cleanest and most enjoyable places to visit year round. From great summer water activities, to breathtaking fall foliage, to snow topped mountains and a frozen lake in the winter, there is always a reason to step back and take it all in. Lake George certainly gets an “A” for beauty, and you definitely don’t want to miss out. Visit these sites and make sure to take your camera!
Prospect Mountain Highway, Lake George Steamboat Company (A Summer and Fall Must), Ruggerio’s Horseback Riding (Great for Fall Foliage), Gore Mountain (Year Round), Shoreline Cruises, Chic’s Marina (U-Drive boats), Million Dollar Beach, or even Visit our Rooftop Cabana Bar for some sights and Sangria!
Other Things To Do
If you don’t fall into one of the previous categories, don’t worry! There is still quite a bit to do here! The area tries to cater to all sorts of travelers including foodies, families, adult travelers and even young ones! We have great daytime activities and also great Night Life for those who like to party after the party! The area also features a very large Outlet Mall for those who can’t ever pass up a good deal! Here are other places to visit during your stay!
Lake George Outlets, Fun Spot, World Awareness Children’s Museum, Up Yonda Farm, Lake George Kayak Co., Adventure Racing, Mini Golf courses, specialty shops and locally made products, farmer’s markets, and more!
Annual & Special Events
- 17th Annual Elvis Festival
- 37th Annual Americade
- Lake George Music Festival
- Adirondack Nationals Car Show
- Hemmings Car Show
- Annual Jazz Fest Weekend
- ADK Balloon Festival
- Garage Sale Weekend
- OktoberFest Columbus Weekend
- Adirondack Pub & Brew Oktoberfest