The Adirondacks are best known for their forests, rivers, lakes, and abundant outdoor recreation. But there is more to the region than pristine nature, and all our Adirondack towns offer something different for travelers. Whether you are looking to embrace the arts, learn about local history, or find fun activities for the kids, there is something for everyone nearby! Choose Lake George, NY, as your base camp and discover all the charming villages less than an hour from Surfside on the Lake.
Seven miles south of Lake George, you will find Queensbury, known for its amusement parks, golf courses, and skiing. The most popular attraction is Six Flags Great Escape theme park, offering roller coasters, water rides, kids’ rides, entertainment, and dining. This Adirondack town is also home to year-round fun at West Mountain, ranging from skiing to mountain biking in the summer.
Glens Falls is just ten miles from Lake George, known for its thriving arts and culture scene. Discover art and theater at local museums like The Hyde Collection, World Awareness Children’s Museum, Chapman Museum, and Charles R Wood Theater.
Half an hour from Lake George is the historic town of Saratoga Springs. Learn about the healing history of the region at Saratoga Spa State Park, or plan your trip around the summer races at the Saratoga Race Course.
North Creek has something for every season, including New York’s largest ski resort, Gore Mountain. And during the summer and fall, the resort transforms into an excellent area for hiking, mountain biking, and disc golf. Summer offers unique recreational opportunities like rail biking, whitewater rafting, and gem mining.
Lake Luzerne is your destination for summer outdoor fun, just 20 minutes from Lake George. This is where you will find the Adirondack Adventure Center, with activities such as lazy river tubing, whitewater rafting, and treetop courses.
Ticonderoga is the furthest destination on our list, just under an hour from Lake George. History buffs will love visiting Fort Ticonderoga, an 18th-century fort known for its exhibitions, daily programs, reenactments, and gardens. You will also find the most accurate reproduction of the Star Trek Set in the world here if you are looking for a truly unique experience!
Adirondack Hotels in Lake George
These are just a few of the Adirondack towns you can visit while staying in Lake George. After exploring nearby attractions and activities, return to your room at Surfside on the Lake. Plan your getaway to the Adirondack region today!