Lake George Guide Blog

Stoneware Glaze

The coating of glass over stoneware clay is a ‘glaze’. Glazes are composed of materials that melt to form a glass at the maturation temperature of the clay, approximately 2300F. A glaze for stoneware could be as simple as a local streambed clay. In most cases, glazes are composed of numerous finely powdered ingredients such … Read More

Bee Stings

The Health Center at Northcare (1996) Most of us have received a sting from a member of the bee family at some point in our lives. In the vast majority of cases, this results in immediate pain, burning, and stinging sensations. In the unfortunate person, who is truly allergic, the reaction can be more severe. … Read More

Vintage Articles

For the past 43 years, many professional, experienced and talented advertisers of the Lake George Guide were kind enough to write about their craft or what they were most knowledgeable and noted for in the Lake George Region. The following include a variety of their articles that were published in past issues. Although many of … Read More

Saratoga Mineral Water Springs

For centuries, mineral water has been known for its healing benefits due to its abundance of minerals. The city of Saratoga Springs in Upstate New York, known for its natural mineral water, has public springs dispersed throughout the city for everyone to enjoy drinking. These mineral waters of Saratoga constitute the only carbonated waters east … Read More

History of the Warren County Bikeway

Today, the Warren County Bikeway is a 17 mile bicycle trail connecting Fort Edward and Lake George. This popular pathway for joggers, walkers and cyclists has signage highlighting historical attractions with photos, paintings, and maps displayed throughout. However, it wasn’t always a bikeway path but a Delaware & Hudson Railroad line. This D & H railroad … Read More

Whitewater Rafting in New York

By Patrick J. Cunningham Hudson River Rafting Co. One of the top ten rivers in the east, the Hudson River Gorge is a 17-mile trip with class III and IV whitewater. With dam releases all three seasons, this beautiful full-day trip is a favorite spring, summer and fall activity. Rapids like Blue Ledges, the Narrows, … Read More

Fall’s Magnificent Handiwork

Fall is the season for many chemical changes taking place in trees. It is believed that their chlorophyll content, which supplies the green color, masks the various hues of red, yellow, blue, purple, orange, brown/bronze which are always present in the leaf anyway. It is theorized that a pigment in the leaf measures in time … Read More

Fall Leaf Change

Fall brings pleasant thoughts of pumpkins and gourds, apple picking, cider & donuts, leaf-raking, hayrides, antiquing, warm sunny days and chilly frosty nights, ghosts, goblins, and Halloween. Fall is also the season for many chemical changes taking place in our trees – namely, maple, birch, oak, beech, aspen, poplar, and tamarack-each having their own unique … Read More

Saratoga Mineral Baths

Is a long soak in a hot bubble bath high on your list of ways to unwind? Unless you are a narrow-minded “ shower person” (and therefore beyond help), you may enjoy the slow trip into reverie-land of the Saratoga spas in Upstate New York. These mineral baths offer customers a pleasant respite and an … Read More

Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Nestled within the heavily wooded 2,000 -acre Spa State Park, this partly enclosed amphitheater has a seating capacity of 5,100 for undercover and more than 10,000 on the surrounding lawns. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (also known as SPAC) is the “summer home” of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Audiences thrill … Read More