The Lake George & Adirondack Region of New York
Lake George is situated on the southern edge of the six-million acre Adirondack Park, a unique publicly protected area consisting of both public and private lands, including a 2.6 million acre Adirondack Forest Preserve.
Lake George is both a body of water that spans a 32-mile length, varying in width from one to three miles wide, and a village by the same name, which is located just two miles north of the Whippoorwill Motel & Campground, and is easily accessible by trolley, bike trail or car. A popular destination throughout all four-seasons, the village – with its many beaches and water-based activities, really comes alive during the summer months. There are weekly concerts, fireworks and events that lure hundreds of tourists and locals to this quintessential summer spot.
Outdoor adventures range from fun on the water, including boating, waterskiing, fishing, parasailing and swimming, to hiking the many area trails, and bicycling the scenic roadways. There is direct access from Whippoorwill’s campground to the Warren County Bike Trail, a paved 17-mile trail system.
The Lake George area also offers many attractions and amusements including:
- Six Flags Great Escape Amusement and Water Park
- Fort William Henry Museum
- Magic Forest Amusement Park
- Outlet shopping along the “Million Dollar Mile” – A collection of popular outlet malls
- Wild West Ranch & Western Town
- Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway
- Miniature golf courses and arcades
- Public 18 hole and 9 hole golf courses
- Chic’s Marina – Boat Rentals
- North Country Heliflite – Helicopter Tours
- Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course
- Leaf Air – Airplane Tours
- Barrett RV – RV Rentals
In addition to being a destination in its own right, Lake George serves as a great base for touring the larger Adirondack region with its thousands of lakes, ponds, rivers, mountains, caverns and caves. The 46 Adirondack High Peaks are a popular hiking quest for many, offering trails with varying degrees of difficulty. Gore Mountain in North Creek offers popular downhill mountain biking trails. And, a scenic drive to Lake Placid, the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics, makes a great day trip.
When you stay at the Whippoorwill Motel & Campground, the entire Adirondack Park is at your doorstep. Our experienced staff can help you book and arrange special outings, at special prices. Whether you want to spend a day boating on the lake, or go on a scenic helicopter tour, we can personally help you plan an adventure that is sure to make your Lake George vacation memorable.
Ready to book your stay in Lake George? Contact the Whippoorwill Motel & Campground’s reservation specialists.