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The Four Seasons of Lake George

Updated: Aug 17, 2023

With its pristine lakes, sandy shorelines, sun-warmed docks and water sports, the Lake George Region is a popular summer destination, but it’s also an amazing place to visit year-round. After Labor Day, you’ll find fewer crowds and spectacular fall foliage followed by snow-covered mountains and a spring in full bloom. No matter the season, there’s always something to see and do in beautiful Lake George.

Summer in Lake George

Summer, of course, is when Lake George shines the brightest. In fact, two months is hardly enough time do everything there is to do. Enjoy paddling and swimming, parasailing, boat cruises and fishing, hiking, biking and horseback riding, fireworks and free concerts nearly every night of the week. Plus, tons of events and festivals, including Americade bike week, Lake George Arts & Crafts Festival, the Adirondack Wine & Food festival and so much more.

Fall in Lake George

ou’ll also find orchards for apple picking, pumpkins and delectable cider donuts nearby. Enjoy Jazz at the Lake, the weekend after Labor Day, and the Adirondack Hot Air Balloon Festival, held

later in September at the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury NY. For spooky fall fun, check out Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Escape.

Winter in Lake George

Discover downhill and cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, tubing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and more when you visit Lake George during the winter months. Visit the Ice Castles at Wood Park in Lake George, and enjoy activities and events every weekend in February as part of Lake George Winter Carnival. Unlike many summer vacation destinations, several shops, restaurants and bars remain open year-round, and some even offer cozy fireplaces and views of the snowy mountains.

Spring in Lake George

The rivers around Lake George are highest in spring, making it the perfect time for whitewater rafting, while the milder temperatures are great for a bike ride along the Warren County Bikeway or Champlain Canalway Trail. Trout fishing is also popular this time of year, when the water temperatures are colder. After a day of exploring, enjoy a local craft beverage, without the crowds, at the Adirondack Winery, Bolton Landing Brewing Company, Battle Hill Brewing Company, Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery or Lake George Distilling Company.

When Will YOU Visit Lake George?

Although many of the resorts and hotels in the area are seasonal, our Lake George vacation home rentals are available year-round, and many offer deep discounts in the off-season. Whether you’re looking for a summer lakeside retreat, a sunny spring cottage, a cozy ski chalet, or a mountaintop lodge overlooking the fall foliage, you’ll find it all at Northern Living NY. Select from more than 50 luxury properties, or contact us and allow our concierge professionals to personally pair you with the perfect home for your Lake George vacation.

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