A Weekend in Lake George, NY

The past couple of summers, my husband and I have done a long weekend trip up to Lake George, NY, which is only about a 4-hour drive from NYC.  Both years we’ve done activities like tubing and hiking, visits to cultural sites, as well as some lazy lounging time by the lake.  We also enjoy visiting the various breweries, distilleries, and wineries in the area and finding good food to eat!

For more details, check out my post for tips on spending a Weekend in Lake George!

And for ideas for day trips from the Lake George area, check out:


Day 1

9:00 am Leave NYC

12:30 pm Stop for lunch/beer tasting in Glen Falls at Davidson Brothers Brewing or Cooper’s Cave Ale Company

2:00 pm Continue on toward hotel; drive up Prospect Mountain

4:30 pm Check in to the hotel, relax at the lake or pool

6:30 pm Take a stroll around Bolton Landing and scope out restaurants and shops.  Maybe stop in for a beer tasting and snacks at the Bolton Landing Brewing Company

7:30 pm Dinner at the Diamond Point Grill 

9:00 pm Go play some mini-golf, walk around Lake George Village or Bolton Landing, sit out by the lake or just turn in early!

Day 2

9:00 am Breakfast at your hotel or in town.  Try the Silo or the Lone Bull Pancake House

10:00 am Choose your own adventure!  Take a day trip to Ticonderoga, go to Ausable Chasm for a hike in the wilderness, or hit the river for some tubing.  If it’s raining, maybe head to the outlet malls, and if it’s a beautiful day, spend it at Great Escape!

6:30 pm Dinner at the Garrison or the Boardwalk Restaurant in Lake George Village

8:00 pm Play some mini-golf and ride some go-karts at Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf

9:30 pm Top off the night with dessert at Martha’s Dandee Creme

Day 3

11:00 am Sleep in and have breakfast at Bolton Beans

1:00 pm Explore the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves or Shelving Rock Falls or take a lunch cruise on the lake

4:00 pm Lake or pool time with lots of relaxing

7:00 pm Dinner at Tavern on the Lake at Blue Water Manor

8:30 pm Head into Lake George Village to hang out for the evening, go to the drive-in, play some mini-golf or shoot some pool at a local bar, or turn in early the night!

Day 4

10:00 am Check out of your hotel

10:30 am Head to Saratoga for breakfast at Sweet Mimi’s or the Bread Basket Bakery

12:00 pm Wander around Broadway in Saratoga, have some coffee, pop into some shops

1:00 pm Start your drive back to NYC!

Things to Do

The Great Outdoors, Town Activities, and Day Trips

Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries

Mini Golf