The Itinerary at a Glance

Did you know the Lake George area is the land of the Adirondack cowboy? Beginning and ending in the Village of Lake George, the Dude Ranch Trail is a 40-mile loop-passing horseback stables, rodeos and ranch resorts with activities sure to bring out the inner cowboys and cowgirls in any group! There will be ample time to enjoy the area’s scenery land and water options.

Duration: 3 Days

Available: Spring/Summer

This Itinerary is Ideal For: All

Day 1

Arrive in the Lake George area and check into one of the all-inclusive resorts that offer ranch-style experiences. Each resort provides a signature experience that can be customized to your group’s abilities, interests and length of stay.

Ridin-Hy Ranch Resort has been family owned and operated for generations and offers four seasons of authentic Adirondack activities and relaxation in a spectacular mountain setting. Explore Ridin-Hy’s 700-acres of scenic trails on horseback with free instruction by experienced wranglers. Enjoy hayrides, horse-drawn sleigh and wagon rides as well as activities such as bingo, nightly entertainment, crafts, spa treatments, swimming and boating just to name a few.

Located just west of Lake George, Stony Creek Ranch Resort has been offering ranch experiences to groups for over 42 years. Set on the beautiful Hudson River, this ranch-style resort features more than 80 acres on which to discover adventures of Adirondack proportions. Daily horseback rides are offered along with a weekly professional rodeo experience. Join in a cattle drive or meet the friendly farm animals at the petting zoo. This all-inclusive ranch features 80 rustic-designed cabins and rooms with Adirondack décor and serves three bountiful meals a day along with fun activities such as movies under the starts, cowboy campfires nightly with entertainment in the Red Dog Saloon.

Day 2

Enjoy breakfast at your ranch-style resort.

A Lake George itinerary wouldn’t be complete without getting out on the “Queen of American Lakes.” Choose a scenic cruise aboard one of the five ships that sail the pristine waters of 32-mile long Lake George. The Lake George Steamboat Company’s Minne Ha Ha sails hourly and lunch and dinner cruises are available on the lake’s largest sailing vessel, the Lac Du Saint Sacrement or Lake George Shoreline’s upscale Adirondac or Horicon.

Prospect Mountain Memorial Highway is one of Lake George’s iconic landmarks offering panoramic views of the lake, the Adirondack Mountains and beyond. Travel the 5.5-mile scenic highway, visiting each of its three breathtaking overlooks to its 2,030-foot summit. Discover the historical ruins of what was once the world’s largest cable railroad and snap a photo as a keepsake of this memorable tour.

Don’t miss an evening at Painted Pony Championship Rodeo for exciting spills and thrills of professional rodeo. Kick off the night with an authentic, Texas style BBQ buffet, then dust off your boots and mosey on over to the corral where you will be entertained by tough cowboys, beautiful cowgirls, funny rodeo clowns and outstanding animals.

Day 3

Breakfast and checkout at your ranch-style resort.

Today is all about riding the waves. Choose from one of the many outdoor outfitters for an exciting day of whitewater rafting, kayaking or lazy river tubing on the Hudson or Sacandaga Rivers. Whether it’s a full day of wet and wild adventure or just a few hours of teambuilding on the river, this outdoor experience is sure to provide memories to last a lifetime!