Lake George NY Itinerary: Taste of our Towns
The Itinerary at a Glance
Discover the birthplace of the American Vacation. Reconnect, explore and escape to a timeless place of treasured moments, pristine wilderness and must-see attractions. Group can tantalize their taste buds with this exciting itinerary featuring the local flair of the Lake George Area’s unique restaurants, breweries, micro-wineries and other exciting culinary experiences as well as enjoy the iconic attractions that make Lake George a favorite group tour destination.
4 Unique Experience on This Trip
- Saratoga & North Creek Railway
- Oscar’s Adirondack Smokehouse
- Adirondack Pub & Brewery
- Lake George Steamboat Company
Duration: 2 Days
Available: Summer and Spring months
This Itinerary is Ideal For: Adults over 21
Board the Saratoga & North Creek Railway at the Saratoga Station for a scenic, two-hour rail excursion along the gorgeous Hudson River. The full-length dome cars are equipped with kitchens allowing for exceptional onboard dining prepared fresh to order. The railroad concept of food service focuses on the agricultural bounty of the Adirondack region, sourcing food within mere miles of the railroad and using providers who believe in sustainable agriculture. Disembark for a quick stop at the North Creek Depot Museum at the North Creek Station. This quaint venue offers exhibits that tell the tale of Teddy Roosevelt’s midnight ride to the station when he learned he was to be the 26th President of the United States after hiking in the Adirondacks as well as the history of the Adirondack Railway and its effect on the Gore Mountain Region. On your way to Lake George Village, be sure to stop in to Oscar’s Adirondack Smokehouse to sample their famous smoked cheeses, meats and selection of local products such as mustard, maple syrup, goat cheese and sauces. Family-owned and -operated for decades, Oscar’s is truly the hidden gem of the North Country and touted by foodie celebrities such as Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri. Evening free-time activities can include exploring all the Village of Lake George has to offer. The Village is bustling with unique culinary experiences and venues. A must-stop is The Adirondack Winery & Tasting Room for a tasting of locally produced wine and cheese, along with a souvenir wine glass. Or drop in to the Adirondack Pub & Brewery and discover their unique process of making authentic, barrel-aged beers and grab a bite for dinner or just relax and enjoy the scenery with a cool drink on a lakeside deck.
Your culinary journey continues with a delicious brunch or lunch aboard one of the touring vessels navigating “The Queen of American Lakes”
daily. Cruise the scenic waters of 32-mile-long Lake George with either Lake George Steamboat Company or Lake George Shoreline Cruises. Dining aboard either the Lac Du St. Sacrament, Horicon or Adirondac while cruising Lake George will sure to be an experience your group will not forget. The afternoon can be spent exploring on your own or shopping at the nearby “Million Dollar Half Mile,” home to over 70 brand-name factory outlet stores. Just down the road you will find Martha’s Dandee Crème, a Lake George landmark for over 50 years. Famous for not only its soft-serve flavors but also its roadside rooster, Martha’s has been featured on The Today Show and is recognized as one of the top 10 ice cream parlors in the nation on Trip Advisor. What does evening have in store? Be entertained at one of the many theater options in the area. The Lake Theatre offers delicious meals and professional performances at the Holiday Inn Lake George in season. Laura Roth offers cabaret-style entertainment and dinner at several local venues, and a unique Polynesian-themed dinner show can be found at the Tiki Resort’s Waikiki Supper Club.