There's a lot going on in Lake George. These photos were taken on the drive up to the top of Prospect Mountain, a bit to the southeast of Lake George Village. The first shows a beautiful view of the lake with its islands and the tree-covered hills surrounding it. The middle shot shows one of the many excursion boats that ply the lake and the final shot shows the bullwheel from the now-defunct cog railway that used to carry passangers from the village to the top of Prospect Mountain. A toll highway ($6) has replaced the railway. The views are spectacular and there are plenty of picnic tables and grills.
LakeGeorge.com has lots of info, as does Visit Lake George, and Lake George NY, which claims to be the official website. There is a monster motorcycle rally called Americade that rumbles through the streets in July.
|There are many restaurants and snack bars lining Canada Street. Trattoria Siciliana has a tiny bit of lake view through the park on the other side of the street. During the summer the bandstand in this park features music almost every night and many other activities take place in the park.|
|The Inn at Erlowest has five sumptious rooms in a lovely castle overlooking the lake. The restaurant features local produce, elegantly prepared and presented.|
|There are fewer restaurants and smaller crowds north of the Village of Lake George. Both the The Sagamore Resort and Algonquin Restaurant (on the left) are in Bolton. The Sagamore is a large resort on a private island (reached by a bridge). There are various lodging options and several dining options. Their premiere dining room, Trillium bis, is one of the finest on the lake and hosts a fabulous wine tasting dinner on the third Thursday of every month. As you drive up here, the views of the lake are more numerous and more open, but there is less to do. The east side of the lake has even less development.|
|Lakeshore Gallery is also in Bolton Landing. Their website will let you know what is happening at the moment, but you can usually count on some art with a lake theme. In the fall of 2005 we saw some stunning Adirondack photographs from Carl Heilman II and some lovely watercolors from Theresa Troise Heidel. On the right is her watercolor of the boathouse at The Sagamore Resort.|
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