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Things to do

Six Flags Great Escape (Kid friendly amusement park) https://www.sixflags.com/greatescape (Note: Basic Six Flags season passes no longer apply to all parks across the country)

Hiking - various trails in the area - see www.alltrails.com, (where you can sort hikes by difficulty, popularity, length etc, and see pictures and reviews).

Biking (Bike rentals starting at $10/hour at http://www.beachroadbait.com/bicycle-rentals.html). Right nearby is Warren County Bike Trail (a rails-to-trails trail, Map at https://warrencountyny.gov/sites/default/files/dpw/Parks_Rec07/pdfFiles/Bikeway%20Map%201.pdf )

Boat rentals: Kayaks, Stand-up Paddle boards, Motor boats, Pontoons. Various locations. Reservations (and boat license) may be required by some.

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 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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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: August 18, 2022, 01:22:08 PM »
anyone recommendations for a boat rental or GIYF?
get a boat with a captain or self-captain?

I had a great experience with Yankee Marina and Boat Rentals last week
Great boats all types , and great rates for daily rentals.

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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: August 19, 2022, 02:35:50 AM »
If you are looking for a pontoon then
Lake George Boat Rental
204 Canada St, Lake George, NY 12845
(518) 685-5331 https://g.co/kgs/XKAW5r
I had a great experience this week

Lake George boat rental is most expensive rental on the lake and their boats are equipped with very weak HP engines.

More down the lake not at the main tourist area there are plenty of other rentals with better rates and much more powerful engines. Although these rentals are usually booked out for a week before in the summer season while lake George boat rental you can always find a boat

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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: August 28, 2022, 10:17:54 PM »
Is there anything to do in Lake George for younger kids?

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« Reply #103 on: August 31, 2022, 04:58:01 PM »
Lake George boat rental is most expensive rental on the lake and their boats are equipped with very weak HP engines.

More down the lake not at the main tourist area there are plenty of other rentals with better rates and much more powerful engines. Although these rentals are usually booked out for a week before in the summer season while lake George boat rental you can always find a boat
location please?
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« Reply #104 on: August 17, 2023, 03:03:45 PM »
Any Minyanim in Lake George area next week?

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« Reply #105 on: August 17, 2023, 03:16:36 PM »
Any Minyanim in Lake George area next week?


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« Reply #106 on: August 27, 2023, 08:58:58 PM »

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Where is that? Is there shachris tomorrow?

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« Reply #109 on: May 27, 2024, 10:38:02 PM »
Lokking to rent a house in Lake George/Saratoga Springs for a few days in the summer I need at least 4 bedrooms and AC. Everything on air BNB is either nauseous or very pricey. Does anyone have any leads for something decent and affordable?