New visitors to the Lake George area are amazed
by the number of golf courses
available to them. Within a fifteen mile radius
of Lake George there are over fifteen public golf
courses and amazingly 111 holes. If you like the
challenge of long narrow fairways, tricky doglegs
and bunkeredgreens then try The Sagamore,
Hiland Park, Kingswood
or Brookhaven golf courses. The
Queensbury Country Club, Tee
Bird and Cronins golf
courses offer a slightly more forgiving yet challenging
round of play. The Top Of The World course offers
9 more holes with spectacular mountain top views
of Lake George. Bay Meadows is a good course for
golfers of all ages. Beginners and young adults
will enjoy the very relaxed pitch and putt fairways
of The Sunnyside Par Three golf
course. Green Mansions Moteland
1,000 Acres Ranch offer their own golf courses.
The commonality between all of these courses is
their splendid views of the Adirondacks. All of
these courses are well maintained with plentiful
trees which provide ample shade for those hot
summer days. It is recommended that you make your
tee time reservations in advance.
Bring your own boat, or charter one locally.Whitewater
rafting and kayaking: Both short rides and extended
tours are offered on the Hudson and Sacandaga
Rivers from April 1 to October 1.
Gore Mountain ski slopes are
open for biking in the summer and early fall.
In Glens Falls, the Hyde Collection
for fine art and the Chapman for local history.
Both open year round. In Blue Mountain Lake (an
hour’s drive), the Adirondack Museum offers
extensive exhibits on Adirondack history. An all-day
excursion. Open late May to mid-October.
The Lake George Dinner Theatre
in Lake George Village. Equity actors playing
six days a week from mid-June to mid-October.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
(SPAC) with performances in the summer by the
New York City Ballet, the Philadelphia Orchestra,
and rock and jazz groups (25 minute drive).
and harness racing:
The Saratoga Race Track, a world-class
flat track, is open from late July through Labor
Day. The harness-racing track is open February
through November. Both are in Saratoga Springs
(25 minute drive).
Great Escape, a truly big-time
amusement park experience, and Magic Forest, whose
setting really is a forest. (Both about 15 minutes
away.)Waterslide World and Skateland equally close
to home, add to the fun.