Located in the Adirondack Region of New York State, Lake George is a popular destination for families to visit regardless of the time of year. In the summer, there’s plenty to do on the lake and in the town of the same name. This includes boating, kayaking, waterskiing, and of course, swimming. In the spring, vacationers can take a hike and explore the area around the lake. Fall is ideal for fishing and taking in the foliage while winter is opportune for winter sports on the lake.

Read on to learn more about why Lake George and one of the most beautiful lakes in New York is perfect for a year-round vacation.

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Get more information about visiting from the website for Lake George.

Have you ever been here? What are some of your favorite lakes in New York?

During your stay, consider taking a road trip or two to explore the surrounding areas! For starters, you can check out the cultural scene in nearby Saratoga Springs.

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Scenic New York

What are the most scenic towns in New York?

While Lake George is extremely beautiful, that’s not all there is here in the Empire State. Check out these other scenic towns in New York:

  • Hudson: Located in Columbia County, this city is popular for its plentiful antiquing opportunities. There are also many places to eat and shop for other wares. Oh, and the Catskill Mountain scenery is top-notch. Consider checking out both the house and the grounds at Olana. It is one of my favorite historic homes in the state.
  • New Paltz: This college town is located in Ulster County. Aside from its eateries and historic places like Huguenot Street, it is an outdoor lover’s paradise! From Lake Minnewaska to the Mohonk Preserve to the Walkill Valley Rail Trail, you might find it difficult to choose just where to explore.
  • Saugerties: Head to this gorgeous Ulster County town to take in the shopping and eateries throughout as well as the vibrant cultural scene (seems like there is almost always something going on at the Village Green). And it’s a great spot to take in nature, whether that is at Esopus Creek or Opus 40.

 

What are the most beautiful lakes in New York?

Here are some more of the most beautiful lakes in New York:

  • Lake Champlain: This lake in Clinton County is 435 square miles. And getting on it is pretty convenient as there are several spots located in both New York and Vermont that surround it. When you’re not taking in the waters, you can hike, picnic, bike, and more within its vicinity.
  • Skaneateles Lake: One of the eleven lakes in the Finger Lakes region, this one is located in Onondaga, Cortland, and Cayuga Counties. It is known as one of the cleanest lakes in the state. The 13.75-square-mile lake is a great spot for swimming and fishing as well as sailing.

 

How many state parks are in New York?

There are 180 state parks in New York. Here are my top ones:

  • Letchworth State Park: This 14,427-acre park is home to the “Grand Canyon of the East”, a beautiful sight you must see. There are also some great waterfalls, like the 107-foot Middle Falls as well as 66 miles of hiking trails. Other activities here include kayaking, rafting, and hot air balloon rides.
  • Niagara Falls State Park: Named after the set of three waterfalls that call the 435-acre area home, there is much to do and see here. Just some of my recommendations include Cave of the Winds, the Aquarium of Niagara, and of course, the Maid of the Mist.
  • Rockefeller State Park Preserve: Located in Pleasantville, this park was formerly the home of William Rockefeller. Today, you’ll find 40 miles of trail as well as opportunities to bike and horseback ride scattered throughout its 1,770 acres.