Enjoy a full day of guided hiking with spectacular views of Lake George and a moderate hike to Montcalm Point. Kayak/paddle around Lake George and the Narrows and return to Bolton Landing for lunch in town and a short-guided historical tour of the village. Explore on your own then return to Lake George Village.
Join guides from Adirondack Riverwalking in the age-old Japanese meditative walks along the trails in the Lake George region. This half-day walk provides a sensory connection and rich immersive experience with nature. Drinks and snacks provided along the hike.
Whether you are a hiker, mountain biker or paddler, enjoy one day three different ways. Take the shuttle bus 30 minutes to Garnet Hill Lodge where you will be met by your guides for the various activities. Hikers will enjoy moderate to strenuous hike options, including a hike to Hoopers Garnet Mine, the Sugar House and Putty pond, a backcountry hike through the Siamese Pond wilderness area or an all-day climb topping out at 4,000 feet. Mountain biking enthusiasts will can enjoy varying levels of trail riding as well, from the newly designed single track 5 mile Log House area trail, to miles of easy to challenging full day rides. Paddling and kayaking enthusiasts will meet at the Outdoor Center and be transported to Thirteenth Lake, a 2-mile long tranquil lake fed by numerous brooks and streams from the surrounding hills and mountains. Enjoy a guided paddle on this lake and learn about the local flora and fauna of the area. All trips are full day and all equipment will be available at the Garnet Hill Outdoor Center. Lunches will be provided and held in the dining room overlooking the mountains at Garnet Hill Lodge.
Enjoy a full day of thrills and spills of 17-miles of whitewater rafting on the Indian and Hudson River through the wild and scenic Hudson River Gorge. Meet up with your guides from Square Eddy Outfitters in North Creek and head down river at Indian Lake. Enjoy lunch along the way and return to North Creek at the end of the day.
Did you know that the Lake George area is the land of the Adirondack Cowboy? The Dude Ranch trail encompasses a 40-mile loop which includes riding, rodeos and all-inclusive ranch resorts all around the region. This half-day tour begins at Stony Creek Ranch and Resort. Saddle up in the morning and join the ranchers in a real, authentic cattle drive. After an hour rustling up cattle, come back to the ranch for a hearty-family-style “cowboy lunch” cooked over an open flame outdoors. Take some time after to explore the ranch on a hayride, try your hand at lassoing with the wranglers or explore the many trails on the property.
On this half day trip with Hoppy Brew Tours, discover some of the region’s best craft beer, hard cider and local distilled spirits as part of the Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail. Meet the Hoppy Brew Tours bus in the morning at Adirondack Pub & Brewery, as you head to Springbrook Hollow Distillery, Argyle Brewing Co., and Common Roots Brewery. Enjoy samples & behind-the-scenes tours at our various stops, including plenty of storage for any purchases you make along the way. Stop for several short hikes along the way.
Combining options of both flatwater and Class II-III whitewater, meet your guides at SOC Outfitters in Lake Luzerne where you can either put in at the top of the Sacandaga River, or for those looking for a more relaxed experience, explore the tranquility and scenery of Stewart’s Pond. Possibilities abound for sighting and photography opportunities to see wildlife ranging from whitetail deer, beaver, minks, wild turkeys, loons, blue heron, and even golden eagles.
Meet at the authentically restored French and Indian War fort, the historic Fort William Henry, located at the south end of Lake George. Enjoy an educational tour that includes military demonstrations, guided tours and colonial artifacts. After the tour, board the bus to the city of Glens Falls, and enjoy a guided interpretive tour of the ride down from our Lakes to Locks Passage interpretive guides. Once in Glens Falls, tour the world-class Hyde Collection art museum and historic home. This museum houses the first American edition and English editions of James Fenimore Cooper’s 1826 novel, “The Last of the Mohicans,” as well as art from Picasso and Rembrant. End the day Fenimore’s Bar & Grill at the historic Queensbury Hotel with appetizers and a glass of local craft beverage from Coopers Cave.
Active groups can experience a natural “high” and discover their “inner monkey” at this tree-top adventure park which includes a series of progressively challenging obstacles courses, all set in the Adirondack tree tops. Later that day, continue your adrenaline rush at the Eagle zipline flyer as you plummet from the top of French Mountain nearly 4,000 at speeds of 58 miles per hour!
Beautiful trails wind through ancient forests, leading to spectacular vistas overlooking Lake George. Along the way, see local wildlife, landmarks and nature. This 2-3 hour guided ride with Saddle Up Stables will take you under the majestic hemlocks and pines of the Adirondacks for spectacular views.
Rail biking is a fun, low-impact activity that allows riders to pedal on railroad tracks and explore areas in Adirondack Park that has never seen passenger traffic. Depart Lake George for a 30-minute ride to the quaint town of North Creek and check in at the North Creek Railway Station. After a short briefing, take a short shuttle 5 miles north to the launch site where you and 3 other of your colleagues will climb aboard your railbike and pedal your way north on the 6-mile round trip tour. The excursion travels through forested canopy along the banks of the Hudson River, over the unique trestle bridge then returns back to the North Creek Railway Station. Once back in North Creek, take time to explore the town. Before departing, stop by Gore Mountain and take a gondola ride to the top to enjoy breathtaking vistas of the Adirondack Mountains.
For those looking for a challenge, this on-road cycling route takes you up and down three big hills including Graphite Mountain west of Hague and Tongue Mountain on the west side of Lake George for a total distance of 44 miles and an elevation of 3,408 ft. Shuttle from the hotel to town of Bolton Landing where you will meet your guide, pick up your bicycles and begin your 44 mile tour. Stop. along the way for hydration and a snack. Return to Bolton Landing for lunch and exploration of the town and its history.