Lake George Attractions

Lake George Attractions
Less than four hours north of the hustle and bustle of New York City is Lake George, New York, a small-town community with big-time attractions. Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Lake George is a mass of wooded areas and regional waters that are largely untouched due to conservation. Yet, when the roughly 1,000-resident population explodes to more than 15,000 visitors in the summer, it's clear Lake George has plenty of attractions for guests of all ages. Of course, you won't be able to miss Adirondack State Park, but a few other items to your list of things to do as well.

Adirondack Winery & Tasting Room

Unlike many wineries, the Adirondack Winery is a micro-winery. That means it obtains its grapes from quality suppliers and then produces a variety of wines. Its wine labels are custom-made, and feature scenes from Lake George and the surrounding area. Take part in daily wine tastings, and then head to the gift shop to grab your favorite wines, related tools and accessories and gourmet cheeses and chocolates.

Adirondack Winery & Tasting Room
285 Canada St.
Lake George, NY 12845
(518) 668-WINE
www.adirondackwinery.com

Lake George Historical Association Museum

For more than 100 years, this museum has been dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Lake George region. Your museum tour starts in an original court room, where prisoners were held (in jail cells in the basement), tried and convicted until about 45 years ago. Other items on display include an anchor, which reportedly resembles one from the U.S.S. Constitution, mortar bomb found in Lake George and a replica of "Georgie," the Lake George monster.

Lake George Historical Association Museum
Lake George, NY 12845
(518) 668-5044
www.lakegeorgehistorical.org

Dr. Morbid's Haunted House & the House of Frankenstein Wax Museum

Open from late spring through the end of October, this haunted house definitely is one of Lake George's creepiest attractions. If you dare, check out the twisted methods Dr. Willie L. Morbid, owner of Morbid Mansion, used to make his wax statues. For more blood-curdling thrills, visit the House of Frankenstein Wax Museum a minute down the road. The wax figures here may be dead, but they tend to roam around.

Dr. Morbid's Haunted House
115 Canada St.
Lake George, NY 12845
(518) 668-3077
www.drmorbid.com

House of Frankenstein Wax Museum
213 Canada St.
Lake George, NY 12845
(518) 668-3377
www.frankensteinwaxmuseum.com

Lake George Dinner Theatre

For more than 40 years, the Lake George Dinner Theatre has been combining food and entertainment, with an equally spectacular view of the mountains and Queen of American Lakes. The theater always presents a comedy, which can be enjoyed at lunch or dinnertime. Stick around after the shows on Tuesdays and Fridays to meet the cast and ask questions.

Lake George Dinner Theatre
Holiday Inn Lake George
Lake George, NY 12845
(518) 306-4404
www.lakegeorgedinnertheatre.com

Lake George Steamboat Company

Among this company's three-ship fleet is the Minne-Ha-Ha, an authentic Paddlewheel boat, and the Lac du Saint Sacrement, the lake's largest cruise ship. A variety of scenic and historic cruises are offered on both Lake George and the Queen of American Lakes. There are pizza and pasta cruises for families, moonlight cruises for couples and fireworks cruises for everyone.

Lake George Steamboat Company
57 Beach Road
Lake George, NY 12845
(518) 668-5777
www.lakegeorgesteamboat.com

The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom

From May through September, find more than 100 ways to stay cool, from the Lumberjack Splash Wave Pool to Capt'n Hook's Adventure River to Noah's Sprayground. When the weather turns cold, the park is transformed into a winter wonderland for Holiday in the Park. Enjoy the family ice-skating rink, a visit to Santa's workshop and a daily tree-lighting ceremony.

The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom
Route 9
Lake George, NY 12845
(518) 792-3500
www.sixflags.com/greatescape

Article Written By Denise Skwarcan

Denise Skwarcan is the managing editor of a national sports magazine and a freelance writer living in northern Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree, and has been published both in print and online. Her specialties include sports, animals and travel.

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