Interstate 87: The Adirondack Northway: Lake George; Village, Town & Lake

Lake George

Lake George from the Village Marina
"Lake George is without comparison, the most beautiful water I ever saw; formed by a contour of mountains into a basin thirty-five miles long and from two to four miles broad, finely interspersed with islands, its water limpid as crystal and the mountain-sides covered with rich groves of silver fir, white pine, aspen and paper birch down to the water..."
    ~Thomas Jefferson
A Lake George Tour Boat A Popular Lake George Tour Boat

from town beach Lake from Town Beach

Lake George is a fine fresh water lake and a very popular resort village. Next to Lake Placid, it is the best known and most popular vacation spot in New York State and New England too. It is also the first town in the Adirondack Park you will enter northbound on the Northway. Lake George's southern boundary with the town of Queensbury is also the Adirondack Park boundary, approximately milepost 54. The Lake itself is part of an ancient sea channel that once was composed of the Hudson River, Lake Champlain and the St. Lawrence River that split anything south and east of them into a huge island. But that was filled in during the ice age leaving only fresh water rivers and lakes, but both the lower Hudson and St. Lawrence Rivers are tidal. The lake is 32 miles long and three miles wide and much of it, mainly on the east shore, is unspoiled state forest land. Even the three exits from our Adirondack Northway, Exits 20 - 22, are scenic too. They have steep grades, lush vegetation and the hills in the background, unlike the previous twenty odd exits that can best be described as utilitarian. The village has all sorts of motels, restaurants, tourist attractions, recreation, Fort William Henry, golf courses and much more, just like any good beach town community. In the summer, it is a jam packed place and the destination for vacationers far and wide. There is even a large DEC campground just south of the town beach, and is in walking distance of the village center.

Santa and Uncle Sam Santa and Uncle Sam Lake Facing North from Esplanade Facing North from Esplanade
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Warren County 12845 Zip 518 Area Code

Leather Outlet of Lake George, NY
Leather Outlet of Lake George, NY 1658 State Route 9, US 9, Lake George, NY 12845
3 miles south of Lake George Village, next to the white teepee & just north of the Queensbury town line. Use Exit 20 if coming from Albany or Saratoga

Upstate NY's largest selection of Leather Fashions and Accessories, Motorcycle Apparel and Accessories, and Footwear at outlet prices. Shop for brand names including Minnetonka Sandals & Moccasin, Abilene Boots, Wolverine, Bates, Dunham, Work One, Throwgood Shoes, HJC, Shoei & Vega Helmets, Columbia Jones of NY, 9 West & Co., CHAPS, Timberland, Colebrook, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hill, Guess, Samsonite, Tourmaster, Cortech, Sage & more!

Also has vintage Frontier Town memorabilia and one of a kind souvenirs Phone: 518-668-3601 | Email Us
Leather Outlet of Lake George, NY

W.J. Mueller & Sons, Inc. Adirondack Towing & Recovery Off of Exit 26 in Pottersville on Natural Stone Bridge Road & Hardscrabble Road in Olmstedville
Towing and Recovery, all vehicles on or off the Northway from Albany to Plattsburgh
Welding, logging equipment, heavy truck repair
We come ready to fix or tow anything, even in the woods!
Phone: 518-494-4486 | Pager: 518-574-0053 | Cell: 518-222-9144
W.J. Mueller + Sons, Inc. Towing & Recovery

Nassau Motel Nassau Motel in Lake George
1881 US 9 Lake George, south of village center & Exit 21
Across the road from Magic Forest Diving Horses
outdoor pool, cable TV, air conditioning
Housekeeping units, playground, basketball court, picnic area
Phone: 518-668-5356

Lake George Indian & Pakistani Halal Dining: Tandoori Grill 2108 US 9 Lake George, just north, or downhill from Exit 21
Indian, Bangladeshi & Pakistani halal dining, vegetarian food too.
Phone: 518-685-5112
Tandoori Grill

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