“Lake George is, without comparison, the most beautiful water I ever saw; formed by a contour of mountains into a basin thirty-five miles long, and from two to four miles broad, finely interspersed with islands, its water limpid as crystal and the mountain sides covered with rich groves of thuja, silver fir, white pine, aspen and paper birch down to the water edge, here and there precipices of rock to checker the scene and save it from monotony. An abundance of speckled trout, salmon trout, bass, and other fish with which it is stored, have added to our other amusements the sport of taking them ….”
– Thomas Jefferson
Being located on Lake George, the "Queen of American Lakes," is only one of the things that makes Bolton Landing an ideal vacation spot. There really is something for everyone to enjoy. To explore the lake rent a boat from a local marina, book one of the local charters or go to Lake George Village to take one of the Lake George Steamboat Company cruises. Use the trolley service to spend time exploring Lake George Village. Golf at one of the many local courses including the nearby Sagamore Donald Ross Signature Course. Take a hike on trails from beginner to advanced levels. Traverse the many trails at Up Yonda Farm and look for life in their pond. Book a hot air balloon ride. Check out local amusements and attractions including Six Flags Great Escape, Adirondack Extreme, Natural Stone Bridges and Caves, The Wild Center, Fort William Henry and Fort Ticonderoga. Take a day trip to Saratoga Springs, home of the Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Saratoga Casino. Or take a day trip to Albany, the state capital. In the winter skate on the frozen lake, take a ski trip to nearby Gore or West Mountain, or go snowmobiling on the many area trails. Lake Placid, home of the 1980 Winter Olympics is only 1 1/2 hours away.
Rainy day? No problem! Relax at the house enjoying the game room, outdoor gazebo and covered porch. Or venture out. Explore the many shops on the main street in Bolton Landing as well as the Bolton Free Library. Take a trip to one of the many local museums including the Bolton Historical Museum, the Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, the Blue Mountain Lake Museum, the Star Trek Museum and the World Awareness Children’s Museum, to name a few. Shop at the Lake George Factory Outlets. Take in a movie at the Aviation Mall Regal Movie Theater. Check out indoor amusements at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, The Fun Spot or Adventure Family Fun Center.