Enjoy the spirit of independence and rediscover your sense of freedom. Hop in your car or grab a bicycle (bike rentals available) and ride out to enjoy the majestic Adirondack mountains and scenic lakes, rushing rivers and streams, country back roads, bike trails, and panoramic vistas – all at the same time learning some history of the Lake George Region – by locating markers and monuments, following historic routes, and finding significant landmarks & towns.
Some wonderful scenic rides (by car and by bicycle) have already been compiled for you. Enjoy them and have fun!
The many museums and historic sites that visitors find in the Lake George Region reflect the fascinating and diverse history of the area – from historic forts of the French and Indian War to 20th Century automobiles and boats. There is something to match almost any interest, and all can… Read More
Take a fascinating and exciting tour of beautiful 19th century covered bridges in Washington County. All of these remarkable landmarks are on the National Register of historic places, and bring great pleasure to locals, tourists and historic conservationists. Three of these covered bridges are in the town of Salem and… Read More
The popular Warren County Bikeway is a beautiful and safe 17 mile bicycle trail. The north end terminates in Lake George at Battlefield Park overlooking Lake George and the opposite and terminates in Fort Edward with views of a Hudson river yacht basin. The trail is a smooth pavement that is… Read More
Please Note: this article is about the Upper Hudson River Railroad, which is no longer in business; however, for the 2011 season, new scenic train rides from Saratoga Springs to North Creek are being offered by the "Saratoga and North Creek Railway." The Upper Hudson River Railroad once operated scenic… Read More
Take advantage of the splendid scenery from overlook areas that are just perfect for a superb view. Bring your camera along to capture those special moments for your joyous reminiscing. Here is a compiled list of beautiful Scenic spots throughout the Lake George/ Adirondack Region for you to enjoy! Bolton:… Read More
Beginning at Exit 22 of I-87, take Route 9N, Lake Shore Drive, north and you will pass estates and mansions found along this beautiful west side of the lake. Diamond Point, north of Lake George Village, was named for lovely crystal rocks found there. Further north, is Bolton Landing, a… Read More
Take Exit 25 of I-87. Turn right to the Village of Brant Lake on Rt. 8. Follow Rt. 8 along the south shoreline of Brant Lake for a beautiful drive. Continuing on Rt. 8, you pass through magnificent Pharaoh Wilderness Region on the way to the Village of Hague. Several… Read More
Both the avid biker and the leisurely bicyclist can enjoy the 22-mile loop through some of the most picturesque countryside in Warren County. Although the complete circuit can be covered in a little over two hours, it can also become an overnight journey by stopping along the way at a… Read More
The New York Independence Trail is an historic corridor extending along eastern New York between New York City and the Canadian border offering a self-guided auto tour of the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War sites encompassing forts, battlefields, historic homes, museums, monuments, cemeteries, government buildings, and bodies… Read More
Warrensburg, up Route 9 north, is a quiet upstate village, proud of its stately Yorker homes and antique shops. The town was founded by enterprising Yankees who built saw mills, tanneries, and grist mills (one currently being a fine restaurant) along the banks of the Schroon River This was the… Read More
An epic journey in American history began here in the greater Lake George area. The story begins 200 years ago in Boston where General Washington laid siege to the British-occupied city. Both lacked artillery and the cannon he needed desperately was gathering rust some 300 miles distant. Henry Knox was… Read More
Follow the Greater Lake George Guide Area Map for this get-acquainted ride, which can take all of a full day or more, or do only as much as time allows. Head south from Lake George Village on Route 9. About 1/2 mile east past Magic Forest on the left is… Read More
History will have new meaning for you if you follow U.S. Route 4 between Whitehall and Stillwater. The Lake Champlain and Hudson River route has always been of strategic importance in the control of North America and roughly parallels the route of British General Burgoyne as he marched southward to… Read More