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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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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #45 on: August 22, 2017, 04:19:37 PM »
No. I can't see one relying just on the food available in the Lake George Price Chopper.

The Price chopper in Albany does have a decent amount of kosher food, (I recall) including a kosher bakery.

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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #46 on: April 15, 2018, 12:01:29 PM »
Anyone stay at the Sagamore recently? Thinking of going for Memorial weekend

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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: June 17, 2018, 10:20:35 AM »
Anyone ever stay here for a weekend? Are there hotels near minyanim?

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« Reply #48 on: June 17, 2018, 08:10:10 PM »
Anyone ever stay here for a weekend? Are there hotels near minyanim?
During the week (summer only, not sure exact dates) Chabad from Saratoga set up a tent and there's Minyan there.
IIRC they had for Shabbos also, didn't end up staying there over Shabbos so not sure.

Try contacting Chabbad from Saratoga.

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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #49 on: August 26, 2018, 12:47:17 AM »
Thinking of going tomorrow with my wife for a quick two day trip to lake George.  Any recent updates or recommendations are appreciated.

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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #50 on: April 17, 2019, 03:38:25 PM »
Any minyan over chol hamoed?

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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #51 on: July 22, 2019, 11:56:08 AM »
Has anyone stayed in a NICE hotel in the lake george region
looking for a nice hotel with an outdoor pool

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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #52 on: July 23, 2019, 09:25:57 AM »
Has anyone stayed in a NICE hotel in the lake george region
looking for a nice hotel with an outdoor pool

Not sure what level of "nice" your are looking for but stayed @ the Holiday Inn resort on numerous occasions and was very satisfied.

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« Reply #53 on: July 26, 2019, 12:23:06 PM »
Looking for things to do in Lake George for a couple with a 5 month old and 2 year old, any info would be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #54 on: July 28, 2019, 12:57:12 PM »
At that age they would probably enjoy the steamboat ride on the lake. There's also Thursday night fireworks, but probably too late for them to stay up to see.

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« Reply #55 on: July 28, 2019, 11:24:23 PM »
At that age they would probably enjoy the steamboat ride on the lake. There's also Thursday night fireworks, but probably too late for them to stay up to see.
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« Reply #56 on: July 30, 2019, 12:03:52 PM »
any recommendations on farms, fruit or vegetable picking, paths.... ?
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« Reply #57 on: July 31, 2019, 11:30:31 PM »
Hi! I’ M wondering if there are any places in lake George to stay over a weekend with minyan?

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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #58 on: August 09, 2019, 12:34:00 PM »
HI, I'm wondering if there is any Kosher food available in or around Lake George / Saratoga area available during the summer? restaraunts?
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Re: Lake George, NY Master Thread
« Reply #59 on: August 09, 2019, 06:55:31 PM »
Check with Belz Saratoga 1 Veterans Way Saratoga springs NY 12866 Meals can be bought from their kitchen for a minimal fee.