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Near Lake George:

Prospect Mountain - Very nice ride to the top with great views of Lake George. There is a shuttle near the top that takes you to the very top. $5 per bike.

The Lake Theatre - (review) - Comedy play and a well rated meal.

Lake George Shoreline Cruises - Cruises on Lake George

Lake George Steamboat Cruises - Steamboat cruises on Lake George

Fort William Henry - was a British fort that was the site of notorious atrocities committed after the Battle of Fort William Henry by the Huron tribes against the surrendered British and provincial troops following a successful French siege in 1757. That event was portrayed in James Fenimore Cooper's novel "The Last of the Mohicans." The fort had been a staging ground for British attacks against the French fort at Crown Point.

Lake George Battlefield Park - (map) - Scene of the Battle of Lake George. (walking tour)

Around the World Miniature Golf - Rated as one of the best golf courses in the U.S.

Lake George Bowl - 24 lanes of bowling, automatic scoring, Galactic bowling. Arcade, game room, laser tag and restaurant.

Adirondack Winery and Tasting Room - winery located in Lake George Village

Parasailing Adventures - Parasailing on Lake George

Hot air balloon rides - Hot air balloon rides over Lake George

Great Escape - Six Flags amusement park in Lake George

Saddle Up Stables - Horseback rides around Lake George

The Bloody Morning Scout - Part of the Battle of Lake George. On 8 September 8,1755, 1200 British and Mohawk troops were marching south in this ravine to Fort Edward when they were ambushed by French and Indian soldiers. Many were killed.

Bloody Pond - Part of the Battle of Lake George. British troops set out from Fort Edward to investigate what happened during the Bloody Morning Scout. They ambushed French troops at this spot and threw the bodies in this pond.Meanwhile, Col. Joseph Blanchard, commander of Fort Edward, saw the smoke from the battle in the distance and sent out Nathaniel Folsom's 80-strong company of the New Hampshire Provincial Regiment and 40 New York Provincials under Capt. McGennis to investigate.

http://www.lakegeorge.com/ - Lake George Travel site

http://www.visitlakegeorge.com/ - Lake George Travel site

 

Elsewhere in the Adirondacks

Fort Ticonderoga - Historic site in Ticonderoga, NY

Mount Defiance - Historic site overlooking Fort Ticonderoga that you can ride to. The road is not in great shape and the lot at the top is dirt, but it is worth it! Great views.

Star Trek Original Series Tour - Exact replicas of the original series sets.

Crown Point - Historic military site on Lake Champlain. Great views of the lake and the Champlain Bridge.

Le Chute Falls - Famous portage place for Native Americans and Armies moving from Lake Champlain to Lake George.

The Great War Trail - the well worn path is the he great Indian trail, worn into the ground by Native Americans over thousands of years of as they traveled between Lake Champlain and Lake George. Here in the Adirondack Park, abandoned long ago but still visible on the landscape, was a passageway through history spanning human time. The fact of the trail’s existence is not neglected. There is a large stone tablet memorializing what it calls “The Great War Trail,

Cooper's Cave - Refuge used in "Last of the Mohicans."

Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course - an elevated obstacle tree-top course

Wild West Ranch - Re-creation of a western town

Ausable Chasm - Scenic chasm that you can walk through.

Natural Stone Bridge and Caves - Pottersville, NY

Lake Placid Olympic Center - Ice arena where the U.S. won hockey gold in 1980.

Olympic Sliding Track - Take a ride in a bobsled or on a luge.

Olympic Jumping Center - Tour the olympic ski jumps.

Whiteface Mountain - ride to the summit on Route 431 for a great view. Road is a bit bumpy, but what a view!! Take the elevator near the top to reach the summit.