Winter Activities

Lake George Winter Activities and Things to Do

Alpine Skiing in the Adirondacks


Our resort is a year-round hotel with Whirlpool Spa and fireplace suites and a heated indoor pool. You’ll be close to the skiing too. Downhill –West Mountain is just 10 minutes southwest of Lake George.  Gore Mountain is just 45 minutes north, and Killington, Okemo, Stratton are 1-1.5 hours east. Love Cross Country Skiing— There is no charge to ski in the Crandall Park International Ski Trails and they are just 10 minutes away. Crandall Park is our pick for the best FREE groomed & lit ski trails for night skiing in the northeast. Garnet Hill Lodge – 1-hour drive, spectacular views & well-groomed ski trails. Fee: $5-$10. Warren County Trails – 20-minute drive. Beautiful tree forest & open country trails. no-fee.

Lake George Snowmobiling


Lake George is filled with miles of snowmobile trails! Snowmobile trails give you the option to connect to other trail systems throughout the area and into the Adirondacks. When the ice is thick enough, 5 to 7 inches, you can even take a ride across the lake!

Ice Bar

Fort William Henry hosts its very own Ice Bar in February every year. We serve up hot soup, drinks, beer, and cocktails at a full ice bar with sculptures and more. Sit next to the fire pit or play some fun activities to warm up and enjoy winter! Check our Facebook page for updates on our Ice Bar Event! We hope to see you there!

Our 2021 Ice Bar will be held on February 12th & 13th, during the winter carnival.

Lake George Winter Carnival

Lake George Winter Carnival

Lake George Village offers a month long celebration of winter during this annual family-friendly event at Shepard Park! The Winter Carnival officially begins with the New Year’s Day Polar Plunge and First Day in Lake George. The Winter Carnival then picks up again each weekend throughout February, so mark your calendar and take part in the fun!

Aerial photo of lake George and Adirondack Mountains

Leaf Air Scenic Flights over Lake George

See Lake George and the Adirondacks like never before. Take an unforgettable One hour scenic flight from the Floyd Bennett Airport, Glens Falls, NY to Lake George.  Year round flights available.  518-415-8453 for reservations

Lake George Outlet Malls


Shopping in Lake George and the Adirondack area is a “shop-a-holics” paradise. Craft lovers will enjoy the area’s abundant offering of unique craft shops and festivals.

Bargain Hunters shopping in Lake George will delight in the 70+ factory outlet shops.

Antique dealers out of New York City, have long known the area as a mecca for bargains. Whether your passion is glassware, rare books, furniture, jewelry or linens, you will find it in the Adirondack region. Go antique shopping in Lake George NY and one of the many antique shows.

Indoor Pool and Whirlpool Spa

Indoor Swimming

It doesn’t matter what the weather is like, it’s always fun to swim indoors.  Fort William Henry is one of the few resorts in the region with a heated indoor pool and jacuzzi.  As both the pool and spa are in the same area, parents can relax in the hot tub while kids play water games in the pool.

kids enjoying roller skating at the fun spot

Indoor Skating & Family Fun

The family fun doesn’t stop in the winter! At The Fun Spot, play laser tag, enjoy roller skating, and test your ninja skills on 9 different elements in the Ninja Challenge Course. See who will claim the title “fastest ninja of the day!” Kids love their huge 1500 square foot indoor playground and kids of all ages love the arcade games and indoor skating.

Ice Skating on Lake George

Ice Skating

Don’t forget to bring your ice skates, there is nothing like skating on the lake in the wintertime.  When there is black ice, you can see the railroad tracks from when the trains came to get ice for ice boxes (before freezers were invented).

Snow Tubing

Snow Tubing

Lake George has one of the best snow tubing hills at the Lake George Rec Center. But if you want to be pampered a bit, West Mountain, Gore Mountain and Tubby Tubes offer snow tubing with a rope tow! Let our concierge help you plan your snow tubing fun.

Craft Breweries and Wineries

Cross Country Skiing