Mountains of Winter Fun in Lake George

When the snow falls, this favorite warm-weather vacation spot is transformed into a one-stop destination for thrilling activities that are sure to cure the winter blues.


– It’s no mystery why bears hibernate all winter—it’s cold out there! This doesn’t, however, have to be people’s fate, too. While some prefer to jet off to warmer climates, more and more vacationers are discovering the abundance of wintery fun to be had in the Lake George Area in New York's Adirondacks.

When the snow falls, this favorite warm-weather vacation spot is transformed into a one-stop destination for thrilling activities that are sure to cure the winter blues. A little—or a lot—of snow is no obstacle when it comes to hitting the trails for an afternoon of hiking and climbing. Try snowshoeing through the rolling terrain of Chestertown, North Creek and Friends Lake or visit Prospect Mountain in Lake George, the Tongue Mountain Range in Bolton Landing or the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Region in Stony Creek, and take advantage of hundreds of miles of state-maintained hiking trails that traverse Warren County. From beginners to experts, maps, guidebooks and rentals make it easy for anyone to tackle the area’s miles of dedicated snowshoe trails and stay active in the cold months.

Downhill skiers looking for a new thrill can experience the real Warren County through the eyes of a back-country skier. They can venture out on their own, or join a guided trip through the beautiful white powder. Fifty miles of trails throughout Lake George, and Hague open the real outdoors to winter tourists—and are a real workout that also keeps the body warm.

And for a different kind of fun, visitors can try a year-round adventure course in Bolton Landing. Perfect for daredevils, the high ropes course puts the brave and not-so-brave above the snow and into the sky, testing strength and nerves, and adding fun and excitement to a winter vacation.

Others may prefer a more relaxing outing where they can reel in the catch of the day while they’re at it. They grab a pole, trade in a boat for a comfortable chair and a warm blanket, hire one of the area’s many ice fishing guides and venture out for a quiet day of ice fishing on one of Warren County’s frozen lakes. From northern pike, lake trout and landlocked salmon in mid-January to jack perch after mid-February, the Lake George area is flowing with tasty fun.

The season’s most sought-after winter activities are right here in Warren County. Visitors willing to let the crisp air and fresh powder get the best of them soon discover that, when it comes to enjoying winter in the Lake George area, the more snow, the better!

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The Lake George Area in New York’s Adirondacks is an easy-to-reach, affordable, year-round vacation destination for the whole family. There is a wide range of lodging, camping and dining options, with easy access off I-87. Many properties, attractions and dining establishments provide comps for writers with media credentials who are interested in visiting and writing about the area. If you would like to visit the Lake George Area in New York's Adirondacks for a familiarization (FAM) tour please contact me at 518-462-0318. For more information about all the area has to offer, visit

or contact the Warren County Tourism Department at 800-365-1050 ext. 5100.