Lake George travel guide

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You're Going to Love Lake George

With a population of 890, Lake George is a must-see destination in New York State, United States.

Where to Eat in Lake George

If you’re looking for affordable options, gaslight. (91 Canada St) and The Boathouse Restaurant - NY (3210 Lake Shore Drive) are great picks.

When to visit Lake George

Lake George in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lake George in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lake George in July, when the average temperature is 21 °C, and the highest can go up to 27 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -14 °C, with an average temperature of -8 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in May, when precipitation is around 90 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Lake George, with an average rainfall of 50 mm.

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How to Get to Lake George


Although Lake George doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Albany Intl (ALB), which is located 76 km from Lake George.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Lake George. The train journey from Lake George to Burlington takes 1h 54m and costs around $37 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from New York, expect to pay about $123 for a 5h 27m trip.


Another option to get to Lake George is to pick up a car hire from New York, which is about 297 km from Lake George. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Sixt, among others, in New York.


Amtrak operates bus routes to Lake George. Lake George’s bus station is located 0.1 km from the city centre.

Airports near Lake George

Airlines serving Lake George

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,058 reviews)
Air France
Good (838 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (2,208 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (4,033 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (203 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Alaska Airlines
Excellent (4,297 reviews)
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Korean Air
Excellent (602 reviews)
Japan Airlines
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Where to stay in Lake George

Average rates range from around $312 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $261 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Pinebrook Motel and Colonel Williams Resort and Suites.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lake George

Most booked hotels in Lake George

Courtyard by Marriott Lake George
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
Holiday Inn Resort Lake George - Adirondack Area
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
Marine Village Resort
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
Tiki Resort
Good (7, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Lake George

Expect to pay $1.86 per litre in Lake George (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.26 and $29.68.