Lake Georgia Attractions

Lake Georgia Attractions
Lake George sits in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and holds the title "Queen of American Lakes" because of its natural beauty. A deep oasis amidst the lofty Adirondacks, this deep-water lake offers views beyond compare. Lake George is steeped in American history and retains most of its natural landscape because of conservation efforts that have left this part of northern New York largely undeveloped. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, cruising on the lake, theme parks, hiking trails and historical museums and landmarks.

Lake George Shoreline Cruises

Shoreline Cruises offers a variety of excursions on Lake George, including lunch and dinner cruises, sightseeing cruises, fireworks cruises and the winter special frostbite cruise. For the more adventurous do-it-yourself visitor, boat rental is an option, with a number of choices available, from a four-passenger, 16-foot Cape Craft to an eight-passenger, 19-foot Triumph. Boat rentals are available during the summer season only, usually from early May through Labor Day.

Extreme sports enthusiasts might want to try parasailing 300 feet over Lake George. No previous experience is required on these guided rides, and prices start at around $75 per person. Parasailing is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and offered during the summer season beginning in May and ending on Labor Day.

2 Kurosaka Lane
Lake George, NY 12845
(518) 668-4644
lakegeorgeshoreline.com/home/index.asp?lg=1&r=0&pid=1

Lake George Submerged Heritage Preserves

The Submerged Heritage Preserves offer a look at Lake George history that can only be seen by certified divers. The Preserves feature three wreckage sites, "The Sunken Fleet of 1758," "The Forward" and the "Land Tortoise," which provides a glimpse of a shipwrecked vessel resting at the bottom of Lake George since 1758.

Participants must be certified to dive the Preserves sites, which are open daily from the second Saturday in June until Labor Day. Diving at the Preserves is free. This is a deep, cold-water dive, where depths range from 105 to 107 feet and water temperature is between 35 and 45 F. All divers must register at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation booth at Lake George Beach, and a diver certification card is required.

Lake George Beach
Lake George, NY 12845
(518) 668-3352
dec.ny.gov/lands/315.html

The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom

The Great Escape features theme-park fun for the whole family, with rides for thrill seekers, tiny tots and even Mom and Dad. Besides the rides, the Splashwater Kingdom area of the park offers a variety of water slides, water-play areas and a wave pool, all open to guests and included with park admission.

The Great Escape is part of the Six Flags family of theme parks. It operates seasonally, usually opening in the first week of May and closing shortly after Labor Day. The park offers a special seasonal schedule from late November through the end of December.

Route 9, P.O. Box 511
Lake George, NY 12845
(518) 792-3500
sixflags.com/greatEscape/index.aspx

Article Written By Lisa Jay

Lisa Jay began writing professionally in 2002. She has written for "Focus" magazine and "The Orlando Sentinel" as well as travel websites in the Central Florida area. She served as executive editor of "The Valencia Source." Jay earned an Associate of Arts in journalism from Valencia Community College. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in writing at Columbia University.

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