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Lake George Steamboat- The Minnie HaHa one hour cruise around the lake seems to be the most popular option. Make sure to book in advance during busy seasons as many of their slots sell out.

Fun Spot- Arcades, laser tag, VR, skating, etc. in Queensbury. Only Go Karts and mini golf are open during COVID as of August 2020

High Falls Gorge- Four waterfalls and 2 glass floored walkways in a 22 acre privately owned nature park. About an hour and a half further north from Lake George.

Adirondack Adventure Center Lazy river tubing, whitewater rafting, ropes course and zip line

We Rock The Spectrum Kids Gym Small fun indoor gym and play area for young children in Ballston Spa. Need to rent out the whole place for $45 an hour during COVID as of August 2020

Via Aquarium Smallish aquarium with all the basics inside a mall in Schenectady. Not far from Albany.

Saratoga Spa state park Very large park with mineral springs. The Saratoga Springs area has the only active spouting geysers east of the Mississippi River in the United States, and you can find them all around the park. There are also tennis and volleyball courts, golf courses, the Saratoga automobile museum, a bunch of stunning trails, a nice playground, a gorgeous creek, and some great pavilions (with electricity and bathrooms) for barbecuing or picnicking all inside the park.

The State Capitol in Albany is under an hour away from Lake George, where you’ll find Kosher food and minyanim as well as many great museums.

Food

Chabad sells chicken, salmon, and meat meals for $35 per person. There is also a very well stocked Price Chopper in Albany.

Price Chopper
1892 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 456-9314
http://www.pricechopper.com

You can get all of your groceries, including:

Deli and prepared foods
Kosher Butcher
Huge frozen section
Pas Yisroel breads & rolls
Snacks & Sweets
Cholov Yisroel Milk & Cheese

Minyan

Chabad in Saratoga Springs often has a minyan, sometimes during the week and sometimes on Shabbos as well. They are extremely strict on wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose the entire time!

They also have a minyan by Lake George for weekdays during the summer. Email or call Rabbi Rubin for more information.

Rabbi Abba & Raizel Rubin
Saratoga Directors
(518) 526-0773
SaratogaChabad@gmail.com

Shabbos

There are many hotels within a short walk to the Chabad in Saratoga Springs. The Embassy Suites is a 14 minute walk and was chock full of Yidden when @S209 was there. There is a Hilton Garden Inn, a Hilton, a Homewood Suites, and a Residence Inn as well as many others. Hotels are expensive during horse race season but there are no races during COVID as of August 2020.

The Hampton Inn Saratoga Springs  is a 4 min walk from chabad. There’s a great public balcony for shabbos meals as well as some private ones connected to the actual rooms. Keep in mind that there’s no Eruv in Saratoga.
Chabad also rents out some suites for Shabbos. You can see pictures on their website.

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Lake George, NY Master Thread
« on: July 31, 2011, 03:52:48 AM »
Anyone have any good ideas where to stay?
Where are minyanim located during the summer?
What are the best places to visit/activities for 2 days?
Kosher food?
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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011, 07:08:53 PM »
There is no starwood hotels there, & most are old motels, there is a nice Comfort suites there which is good for family with kids its not in the center of lake george town but its very close & its also about a mile away from the minyan
I stayed there 4 years ago when they just opend & again this march on a drive back from montreal


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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 01:18:06 AM »
minyan only opens after tisha ba'av otherwise there is a belz yeshiva in saratoga springs
I just stayed with a camp at the Ramada in Queensbury about 10 min outside Lake george and it was fine.
Activities: six flags, tubing/rafting on the Hudson, steamboat on Lake George, swimming in the Lake, ropes course about 20 min north called Adirondack Extreme was awesome, fireworks on the lake at 9:30 PM on Thursday and special days, go carting/laser tag at the fun spot or adventure racing in queensbury
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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 02:12:40 AM »
Hyatt place malta/saratoga is a nice place to stay but i think it is about a 20 minute drive from lake george.

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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 08:26:24 AM »
In lake george the best lodging for a family would be to rent a cabin. The minyan in in a tent on bloody pond rd. If you prefer to sleep in a motel, the travelodge will give you a discount for mentioning the lake george minyan. In general, its a beautiful place, don't know specific attractions though (the lake). The price chopper there (local grocery store) brings in a relativeky decent selection of kosher food for the summer. Previously, the number for the minyan was (518)522-8478. Call him for more info

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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011, 09:03:59 AM »
Hyatt place malta/saratoga is a nice place to stay but i think it is about a 20 minute drive from lake george.
Hyatt place malta/saratoga is nice but its a good 30 min from lake george

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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2012, 02:29:02 AM »
Anyone been to Lake George lately?
I'm thinking of doing a quick getaway there on Sunday for like 2-3 days. I haven't a clue about the place and don't have much time to research. Would appreciate any tips such as what to do, where to stay, what's there for kids etc.
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Re: Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2012, 02:59:08 AM »
Anyone been to Lake George lately?
I'm thinking of doing a quick getaway there on Sunday for like 2-3 days. I haven't a clue about the place and don't have much time to research. Would appreciate any tips such as what to do, where to stay, what's there for kids etc.


minyan only opens after tisha ba'av otherwise there is a belz yeshiva in saratoga springs
I just stayed with a camp at the Ramada in Queensbury about 10 min outside Lake george and it was fine.
Activities: six flags, tubing/rafting on the Hudson, steamboat on Lake George, swimming in the Lake, ropes course about 20 min north called Adirondack Extreme was awesome, fireworks on the lake at 9:30 PM on Thursday and special days, go carting/laser tag at the fun spot or adventure racing in queensbury
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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2012, 04:24:27 PM »

Thanks, do you know of activities geared more towards toddlers?
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Re: Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2012, 04:26:01 PM »
Thanks, do you know of activities geared more towards toddlers?
I brought a camp their, so no. I think there are some cute museums. State park? A short hike?
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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2013, 11:21:12 AM »
any idea where to stay and where not was some 1 there lately? And what not to miss out for this summer season?

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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2014, 09:20:41 PM »
I have made plans to go to lake George tomorrow for 2 days, as it looks now its going to rain there the next couple of days.
Is there any indoor activities there?

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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2015, 09:15:47 AM »
I'm planning a trip to Montreal before pesach and would like to stop in lake George, possibly overnight, does anyone know how i can find out when attractions and activities open up for the summer?
Thank you

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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2015, 09:33:28 AM »
I'm planning a trip to Montreal before pesach and would like to stop in lake George, possibly overnight, does anyone know how i can find out when attractions and activities open up for the summer?
Thank you

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