I happen to be a fan of wax museums and usually they don't disappoint, but I really wasn't thrilled with this place. There are several exhibits of what is supposed to be scarey, both old and new, but I found these exhibits to be hooky. At one point it is so dark that you can't see in front of you, I personally found this to be dangerous. I have to say that one exhibit was funny in that the scare factor was so cheesy yet so effective on Patrick and Brendan. It was the Freddy Kruegar and Jason Voorhes exhibit and when you approached the window, the victim swings out and hits the plexi glass. The boys yelled and took off down the hall. The rest of the exhibits were plan old boring. Save your money and buy some trinkets instead. Ticket prices are:
Students (13 -17 years old) $8.36
Children (6- 12 years old) $4.65
The museum is open most weekends April through beginning of November and other hours as scheduled.
We camped out for 3 days 2 nights at Lake George Battleground State Campground, very clean campsite, with hot showers, bathrooms, fireplace for every camp ground.
This is near the downtown Lake George Area, and the main activities around the lake. Some activities include Para Sailing, Paddle Boarding, Boat Rentals, Scuba Diving, a free Beach Front area, Cruising on various boats, scooter and bike rentals.
We have been parasailing in Lake George before but last summer was the best. There are two ways to do it - this time we went with Parasailing Adventures (pink and green booth behind the Visitors Center.) They have a modern parasail BOAT, six of us went in the boat and flew high above the lake 2 and 3 at a time, side by side. It was so much more fun than waiting for our turn on a raft in the middle of the lake, and parasailing one at a time. Parasailing this way was so easy -- it isn't just for teenagers, we are in our late 40s and taking off and landing right off the back of the boat was effortless. They also had free parking which is rare in Lake George.
We went on a fireworks dinner cruise aboard the Adirondac from Shoreline Cruises. When going on a cruise we didn't expect the food to be so wonderful. There was a prime rib buffet and everything was delicious!
Arrive early to get the best seat. We sat on the 2nd deck near the rear windows and felt like we had the best seat. Since the boat was packed we were glad we didn't come late. It looked like they were sold out in advance since they weren't selling tickets before the cruise. Overall it was a beautiful cruise and the fireworks were a great way to end the night!
The Adirondack Winery & Tasting Room just opened in 2008 right on the strip in Lake George.
The owners call it a micro-winery. They make all the wine right on premises. They have a surprisingly wide selection of wines from what you normally expect out of a winery.
The tasting was fun, not stuffy and had a good value - they even include a free glass. The wines are good, too! They also sell cheese, chocolate, gifts, corkscrews, etc.
The store has a lot of style - its different from anything else in town.
Lake George is full of hundreds of things to do but during bike week we suggest walking the strip and people watching, we spent a great deal of time outside McDonalds on Main St just watching the people .....hundreds of them crowd the streets and sidewalks!!Would not suggest women travel alone!!!!Stay in groups!
If there's such a thing as the mini-golf capital of New York State, Lake George Village is it. There is practically a miniature golf course on every corner, with a wide variety of themes ranging from pirates to American landmarks. If you like miniature golf, Lake George is paradise.
According to the story, it's the house owned by mad waxwork maker Willy S. Morbid, who started using first corpses and eventually live people as the bases for his waxworks. This place is full of thrills and chills, from the moment you open the door and walk down the dark, creepy hallway. You're greeted by a sinister tour guide who leads you through the haunted House of Wax and the surrounding "woods," where you are occasionally harrassed by evil spirits and surprised by corpses popping out of various settings.
This is one of my absolute favourite places to go in Lake George, even though the first tour I took was so scary I almost couldn't go back. As long as your not too easily scared (and I'm a pretty big wimp, and I managed to get through) and don't have a heart condition or epilepsy, you need to check this place out!
If you're a fan of classic horror movies (especially those made by Universal in the 1930s), then don't miss this fantastic wax museum. It pays homage to all the horror greats, and features a chamber of historical horrors and torture exhibits as well as the disturbing Black Hole. At the same time, the House of Frankenstein isn't as scary as it's sister site, Dr. Morbid's. It is, however, actually haunted, so perhaps you'll see a real ghost!
Just look for Frankenstein's Monster. He's usually outside saying hi to pedestrians and posing for pictures.
Don't just look at it - get out on a boat! Even though it was cold and getting dark by the time we left, we were glad we took the Lac du Saint Sacrement steamboat ride to see this natural beauty properly.
We were in Lake George at the end of September - perfect for fall foliage, but not much else. Many shops had already begun to close, and the town was relatively empty.
I loved being in Lake George during the fall because of all the rich tree colors: gold, orange, red. Take advantage of the crisp weather in September and October and go on a hike.
There are trails for all levels of hikers and you'll appreciate the views from nearly all paths.
One of my favorite fall trips!
There are so many attractions to see and activities to do. I'm not sure where to start, but first for the History buffs there is Fort William Henry Museum, which is an actual Fort which was restored in 1755 from the French-Indian war. Outside the Fort are the battle grounds.
The Great Escape is a action park with plenty of rides, lots of cartoon characters and a water park
Lake George Steam Boat company has a choice of different boats to choose from along with a variety of tours up and down the lake. On Fridays there is a fireworks cruise where you go to the middle of the lake and watch the fireworks, it's beautiful.
Waterslide world is centrally located also with plenty of water rides, watch that wave pool ha ha!
Million Dollar beach is the famous beach area where there are lifeguards. It's a spotless beach and the water is great.
In the center of town is a park in which you take a trolley to the top of a huge mountain, where you will find picnic tables and views you won't find anywhere else. Pack a lunch and make the day of it.
Trust me there are so many activites I just can't possibly list them all, there seriously is something for everyone located here.
When in the Lake George region you can't leave without traveling to Bolton Landing where there is a pull off along the road in which you over look the entire Lake George. The Lake is 32 miles long with mountains surrounding it with views of boats sailing on it, parasailing and large cruise ships. The water sparkles like diamonds. It will take your breath away.
The cruise around the lake was comfortable, it was also narrated to point out some of the more interesting aspects.When the sunset the views were awsome. The cruise was also a nice way to cool off naturally after a hot day of exploring.
This is the second time I've chosen the Beaver Brook Outfitters as our guide. The guides are great, they are reliable, knowledgeable and extremely friendly. They were the funniest guides on that river.