Lake George NY Itinerary: A Day Like Rachael Ray
The Itinerary at a Glance
Rachael Ray is a resident of the Lake George Area and filmed an episode of her “40 Dollars a Day” TV show in Lake George and its surrounding communities. Follow Rachael’s television itinerary and visit great culinary establishments and iconic Lake George attractions featured on that episode.
4 Unique Experience on This Trip
- Lake George Steamboat Company
- Painted Pony Championship Rodeo
- Sagamore Hotel
- Oscar’s Smokehouse
Duration: 2 Days
Available: Summer and Spring months
This Itinerary is Ideal For: All
Arrive in the area to be greeted by gorgeous views of the “Queen of American Lakes,” Lake George, with the Adirondack Mountains as its backdrop. Five ships offer a variety of cruises of the 32-mile long lake, some offering lunch, dinner and entertainment. Whether you choose the Lake George Steamboat Company’s classic sternwheel steamship The Minnie Ha-Ha or a touring vessel such as Lake George Shoreline’s The Adirondac, a cruise along the pristine shores of Lake George is sure to be a memorable introduction to the area.
Enjoy a shopping experience at the upscale Sutton’s Marketplace and discover everything from fine house decor, clothing and furniture, to beautiful holiday decorations and gourmet foods. Sample some of Rachael’s favorite cider doughnuts at the bakery or pick up a few Adirondack-themed souvenirs to take home.
What evening culinary adventure is in store? How about a genuine Texas- style BBQ at Painted Pony Championship Rodeo. Enjoy a BBQ
buffet of ribs, chicken, pasta, beans, salad, slaw and shortcake and then catch the thrills and spills of a professional rodeo. Afterward, the group can dance the night away to country western music in the Longhorn Saloon.
Rise and shine to continue along Rachael’s television itinerary. The day begins with a 5-mile scenic drive to the summit of Prospect Mountain. Get a birds-eye view of the Lake and a 100-mile view of the magnificent mountains beyond. Travel a short distance north to the charming community of Bolton Landing. Listen to your guide tell the stories of the early rich and famous that settled here as you travel along the shoreline of “Millionaire’s Row” and see some beautiful homes along the way. Settle in at the Algonquin Restaurant for a delicious lakeside lunch (you can even order Rachael’s favorite burger) before visiting the historic Sagamore Hotel located on its own island on Lake George. Tour the grounds of this famous and historic resort before enjoying a cool drink and dessert on one of its many patios or decks overlooking the lake and surrounding mountains.
This itinerary wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Oscar’s Smokehouse. This family-owned and operated smokehouse has been featured on the “Rachael Ray Show” and its products are frequently used in Rachael’s culinary creations. Be sure to have the bus driver pack a cooler for the sumptuous smoked meats, cheeses, baked goods, and locally made products the group is sure to want to bring home.