Lake George recognized by 'USA Today'

The village of Lake George bustles with activity in this file photo from this past summer. Lake George was recognized by 'USA Today' in an article about the top weekend destinations in each of the 48 continental United States.  

USA Today has recognized Lake George on a list of weekend getaway destinations.

The newspaper selected one community from each of the 48 states in the continental United States for its story “Perfect towns for a weekend trip in every state,” which appeared online on Monday.

The article calls Lake George “a quintessential vacation area” and cites activities such as riding the Adirondack Eagle Flyer zip line, taking a cruise with the Lake George Steamboat Co. and touring Fort William Henry. It also mentions activities technically outside Lake George including the Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom and the outlet shops in Queensbury, the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves in Pottersville, the rail bike trail at Revolution Rail Co. in North Creek and The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls.

Mayor Robert Blais mentioned the article at Monday’s Village Board meeting. Click HERE to read the piece

“That was another good recognition for Lake George to be named in a paper like that as the number one destination in the state,” he said.

Tourists have continued visiting Lake George into the fall, according to Blais. Columbus Day weekend was busy.

“There were no rooms to be had in all of the hotels in the village,” he said.

This is a change from years ago when the entire village shut down after Labor Day, Blais added.

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Michael Goot covers politics, business, the city of Glens Falls and the town and village of Lake George. Reach him at 518-742-3320 or mgoot@poststar.com and follow his blog at http://poststar.com/blogs/michael_goot/.


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