The lake of Lake George in NY is not only in Ticonderoga, but many townships. It is 32 miles long, and Ticonderoga has the tip. Towns include Lake George, Hague, Diamond Point, Queensbury, Bolton Landing, Silver Bay, Putnam, and Dresden, NY.
Lake George, with its crystal clear water and its spectacular scenic views, still impresses the first time visitor much the same way as it must have impressed Father Isaac Jogues in 1642 when he first saw the lake and named it "Lac du Saint Sacrement". Lake George is located in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State, about 60 miles north of Albany.
The lake is 32 miles long and dotted with almost 200 islands and it lays in a Southwesterly to Northeasterly direction. Today Lake George is known as one of the premier vacation spots in the Northeast. Many visitors come every year to enjoy the mountains and the sparkling waters of Lake George. But it also has plenty to offer the historically minded visitor as well. The lake, in its present state, was formed by glacier activity thousands of years ago. It is fed, primarily, by underground springs and its outlet is in Ticonderoga. The outlet of Lake George, called the LaChute River descends through a series of rapids and empties into Lake Champlain. A descent greater than that of Niagara Falls.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are they permitted? Yes
Can you swim in the lake? Yes
Many people get their drinking water directly from the lake
Are they permitted? Yes, but Adirondack Park Agency and Lake George Park Commission regulate location and size
Are they permitted? Yes
Depth of Lake:
200' (between Dome Island and The Calves' Pen) is the deepest point in the Lake
from Lake George Village: Glens Falls, 11 miles; Lake George Village to Saratoga, 27 miles; Lake George Village to Albany, 61 miles; Lake George Village to New York City, 210 miles
Albany International Airport, 53.32 miles from Lake George Village
JUSTY JOE LAKE GEORGE AND LAKE CHAMPLAIN FISHING CHARTERS
LOCKHART LAKE GEORGE FISHING CHARTERS & HUNTING GUIDE SERVICE
Rainbow View Family Campground
3652 State Rt. 9, 518-623-9444
1784 State Rt. 9, 518-668-5565
Local Area Businesses
The southern end of Lake George known as Lake George Village, is alive with wonderful things to do, including, Lake George cruise ships, many arcades, miniature golf, wax museums, shopping, night life, the famous Fort William Henry Historic Museum and home to what many believe is the most beautiful breathtaking lake in America.
Adirondack Theatre Festival - www.ATFestival.org
ADIRONDACK BALLOON FLIGHTS - HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES ***
A DESTINY LIMO OF SARATOGA
BENNETS HORSES AND RIDES
FORT WILLIAM HENRY HISTORIC MUSEUM
GARNET HILL XC SKI CENTER AND MOUNTAIN BIKING
GO-CARTS AT SKATELAND
GORE MOUNTAIN SKIING AND MOUNTAIN BIKING
INLINE SKATING AT SKATELAND
LAKE GEORGE DINNER THEATRE
LASER TAG AT SKATELAND
KING NEPTUNE'S PUB
WATERSLIDES AT SKATELAND