Lake George Guide Blog

Geology of the Gore Mountain Garnet Mine

Garnet Mine Tours The following story of the geological history of the Gore Mountain Garnet Mine of the Baron Mines Corporation follows closely the generally accepted theories of Adirondack geologists; however, there are many divergent opinions as to the geology and ore genesis. My main objective is to supply a literary treatise on this fascinating … Read More

The Garnet Story

Garnet Mine Tours Near North Creek, New York, five miles up Gore Mountain from the State Highway, Route 28, is the entrance to the Barton Mines Corporation, produces of garnet abrasives since 1878. Here the largest garnet mine in the world supplies about 90% of the world’s garnet. Some gem garnet is included in its … Read More

Indians of the Adirondacks

Long before the sounds of motor vehicles could be heard and motor boats could be seen zipping across the lakes, the Adirondack region was the setting for a more primitive life, when the quiet footfalls of an ancient culture predominated. This area was once the homeland of historic Indian tribes which eventually became known as … Read More

Adirondack Rocks

The Adirondack Mountains are part of an ancient belt of rocks which were formed over a billion years ago. Hard to imagine, yet evidenced by the known creation and accumulation of the various types of rock found in the area. Originally, the rocks of the southeastern Adirondacks were primarily sedimentary rocks layered with volcanic rock, … Read More

Go Take A Hike – for the Health of it!

With today’s current “craze” for exercise and keeping physically fit, taking off excess pounds and inches as well as looking and feeling good is what Americans crave. One of the ways of gaining control of your health as well as communing with the beauty of nature is to “go take a hike” somewhere. Does the … Read More

Are You Considering Purchasing a Vacation Home?

Considering buying a vacation home or relocating to the beautiful Adirondacks? You’ve spent summers vacationing in the beautiful Adirondacks / Lake George Region for years and dreamed of owning your own property. After spending a considerable sum staying in various lodging facilities, you’re now considering making an investment. Now that real estate prices are down, … Read More

Bored? Ready to Climb Walls?

RockSport Whether you are looking for adventure, spending a rain day, looking for an unusual gift, or want to throw a unique birthday party, RockSport has the answer. Indoors, RockSport offers 4,000 square feet of gentle challenges, intermediate terrain, as well as fierce technical problems for the expert. Families, groups, clubs, teams, as well as … Read More


The Sternwheel Steamboat Minne-Ha-Ha, for over 40 years the most popular shoreline excursion vessel sailing on Lake George, has been lengthened (by 34 feet) and completely renovated. The “New” Minne went into service on May 29th, 1999, redesigned in several areas, always with her passengers’ comfort, interest and safety in mind. Her gangway (landing “stage” … Read More

Cooperating on Lake George

by Jeff Goldberg “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 … Read More

Golfing Tips

adapted from “Swing Your Own Swing” by Bill Potter, Golf Professional TECHNIQUE – While the keys to skillfulness in any sport are balance and moderation, simplicity is one of the greatest attributes of the golf swing. It should be so easy that it will take care of the mental as well as the physical side of … Read More