“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. Rent a boat from a local marina to explore the lake. 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 course. Take a hike on trails from beginner to advanced levels. Check out local amusements and attractions including Six Flags Great Escape, Adirondack Extreme, Natural Stone Bridges and Caves, and Fort Ticonderoga. Take a day trip to Saratoga Springs, home of the Saratoga Race Course, or 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.