Good Enough for Jefferson, Good Enough For…

During a 1791 visit, Thomas Jefferson was moved to say, “Lake George is without comparison, the most beautiful water I ever saw.” Not much has changed. Today this 32-mile long, 3-mile wide dazzling lake draws senior vacationers who come to enjoy outdoor activities including sailing, swimming, cruising on historic steamboats, hiking and even more.

This 32-mile-long “Queen of American Lakes” is chock-full of lodging, attractions, eateries and just about any form of recreation you can name. A significant player in American history, Lake George is the site of two great forts, Fort William Henry and Fort Ticonderoga, both open to the public. The Lake George area in New York‘s Adirondacks is what summer is all about. The “Official Lake George” site can fill in all FAQs about the area, plus provide a listing of things to see and do.

With more than 20 beautiful lakes, the Lake George Area offers the perfect opportunity for senior couples, families and group road-trippers to experience everything from outdoor adventure to peaceful solitude in the Southern Adirondack Mountains. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll find some of these amenities in and around Lake George to be right up your alley.

The Lake George Area is brimming with history and culture. For instance, Cooper’s Cave in Glens Falls is a major site first made well known in James Fenimore Cooper’s novel, The Last of the Mohicans, also an award winning film.

The Hyde Collection, a world renowned museum in Glens Falls, has works from daVinci, El Greco, Degas, Botticelli, Renoir, Cezanne, van Gogh and Picasso. The Barton Garnet Mine in North Creek is home to the largest concentrations and formations of January’s birthstone and New York State’s gemstone. TripAdvisor is always around to help with attractions. Welcome to the Lake George Guide’s Online Resource.

What Can Seniors See and Do In Lake George?

Explore one of America’s oldest organized tourist attractions, Ausable Chasm. Admission includes walking, nature trail tour followed by an optional float tour via raft within the chasm. Just 23 miles north of Lake George, hike a self-guided tour & explore the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves. The entrance is the largest in the east and includes waterfalls, a huge gorge and numerous caves.

The Adirondack Winery, the region’s premier winery, features a tasting room located right in the heart of beautiful Lake George. The Lake George Steamboat Company offers a variety of cruises on their 3 large cruise ships and The Minne-Ha-Ha, an authentic paddle-wheeler.

Then there is nearby Fort Ticonderoga that invites visitors to embark on a historical adventure. With exciting family programs, fascinating weapons, demos, museum exhibits and garden tours, there’s something for every senior traveler to enjoy. Travel Yahoo discovered 25 neat things for visitors to see and do including a shoreline cruise, horseback riding and The Top O’ the World Golf Course.

There can be no doubt that senior visitors will find plenty to enjoy in Lake George and the locals are awaiting your visit. jeb




  1. Lovely write up about the Lake George Area, Jim!

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