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. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 1 days in order to fully appreciate everything Lake George has to offer.

Where to Eat in Lake George

If you’re looking for affordable options, gaslight. (91 Canada St) and Fort William Henry (48 Canada St) are great picks.

When to visit Lake George

Lake George in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lake George in November
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 69.8 °F, and the highest can go up to 80.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 6.8 °F, with an average temperature of 17.6 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in May, when precipitation is around 3.5″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Lake George, with an average rainfall of 2″.

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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 47 miles from Lake George. Burlington is the most popular, with regular flights from American Airlines, Air Canada, Emirates and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Lake George departs from Boston and takes around 1h 10m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Lake George.


Another option to get to Lake George is to pick up a car rental from New York, which is about 185 miles from Lake George. You’ll find branches of Advantage and Hertz, among others, in New York.


Lake George’s bus station is located 0.1 miles from the city center.

Airports near Lake George

Airlines serving Lake George

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,690 reviews)
Air France
Good (606 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,556 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,655 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (2,508 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (160 reviews)
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Singapore Airlines
Excellent (570 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
Good (440 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,376 reviews)
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Korean Air
Excellent (443 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (636 reviews)
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Where to stay in Lake George

Average rates range from around $161 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $155 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lake George

Most booked hotels in Lake George

Courtyard by Marriott Lake George
Excellent (8.9, 783 reviews)
Home2 Suites by Hilton Queensbury Lake George
Excellent (8.8, 325 reviews)
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Lake George, NY
Excellent (8.7, 2515 reviews)
Holiday Inn Resort Lake George - Adirondack Area
Excellent (8.6, 867 reviews)
Marine Village Resort
Excellent (8.5, 950 reviews)
Hampton Inn & Suites Lake George
Excellent (8.3, 445 reviews)

Renting a car in Lake George

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Lake George (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17.