The Lake
george area

Lake George, rich in natural beauty and history, is home to a summertime population of about 50,000. In addition to the pristine lake itself, the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, clean air, and wonderful downtown area combine to make the ideal setting for a memorable summer.

A bustling resort destination, Lake George offers many attractions to entertain its guests such as art galleries, museums, cruise ships, beaches, shopping, boating, hiking, and a superb selection of lodging and restaurants. No wonder “Trip Advisor” named the Lake George Region No. 3 in their “Top 10 Great Places to Discover in the U.S!”

“Lake George is without comparison,
the most beautiful water I ever saw…”
-Thomas Jefferson


WiawakaLogo A historic women only retreat on the shores of Lake George. • 518-668-9690
Blue-Moon-Large-300x87 Quiet accommodations, comfortable rooms, and a great pool. Close to the Village proper. • 518-668-2709
Adirondack Sunrise

Family friendly cabins close to the village center.  518-668-2153


Official Wine Sponsor

Lake George’s own local winery and tasting room located right in the Village. • 518-668-WINE

IMG_4905 Offering daily lunch, dinner, and fireworks cruises on scenic Lake George.
Sembrich-studioTwo great museums! One right in the Village and one 10 miles north in Bolton Landing. The Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum
Lake George Historical Association and Museum

While there are many great restaurants in Lake George,
we recommend the following who support the Festival!

Adirondack Pub and Brewery
The Boathouse Restaurant
The Boardwalk Restaurant
Pizza Jerks
Smokey Joe’s Bar & Grill
Prospect Mountain Diner


Lake george FACTS

LG from air

  • Lake George was once nicknamed “the playground of the rich and famous.”
  • Marcella Sembrich, Samuel Barber, Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Pitcairn, Spencer Trask, and the Roosevelt and Whitney families all frequently visited Lake George.
  • Lake George is 32 miles in length
  • The lake is around 200 feet deep at its deepest point
  • With 183 islands, there is no navigable inlet or outlet
  • The water flows north into Canada via Lake Champlain
  • The average summertime water temperature is 70F
  • The highest of the surrounding mountains is Black Mountain at 2,665 feet.
  • Pure enough to drink, the shoreline residents pump their drinking water directly from the lake!

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