Lake George Vacation Tips

Polar 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 […]

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Where to Park in Lake George Village

Parking can be a hassle during the busiest days in Lake George. Staying At the Fort William Henry Hotel gives you free parking in our lot, reserved for our guests only. It’s a great advantage being in walking distance of the lake and village. If you’re not staying with us, there are still many parking […]

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Winter Time At Fort William Henry

February is coming soon, in Lake George this means time for fun on the ice at the Winter Carnival! Every weekend in February there are great activities, events and competitions that take place on frozen Lake George. Come join us for food, fun and Winter festivities for the whole family! Cook off challenges this year are: […]

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The Fort William Henry Museum and Restoration and the French and Indian War Reenactment
History Comes Alive at Fort William Henry

The Fort William Henry Museum and Restoration has added a new feature – Living History!! Step back in time at Fort William Henry. What was like to be at the outpost in the wilderness in 1757; the hardships and fears of being the front line in defense of the British Colonies from French invaders? Talk […]

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Fireworks – No better spot to see them!

The Village of Lake George has fireworks on the Fourth of July and every Thursday after that for the rest of the summer. The fireworks are launched from a barge just a few hundred yards offshore. They light up the lake and the noise echoes of the surrounding mountains. One word: spectacular. The Fort William […]

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Improvements to Fort William Henry Museum in the works

Just to the east of the Fort William Henry Hotel‘s Premium Wing is the Fort William Henry Museum and Restoration. This popular attraction has entertained and educated several thousand tourists and locals since the 1950s. The restored fort is located on the site of the original fort which played a major role in the French […]

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Don’t get caught on thin ice!

When is it safe to go out on the ice? Well, here is an ice safety guide tip from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) – Ice Thickness = Permissible Load 2 inches = One person on foot 3 inches = Group in single file 7.5 inches = One car (2 tons) 8 […]

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Lake George Winter Carnival

One of our favorites winter events is coming – the Lake George Winter Carnival. This super-fun event takes places every weekend in the month of February. The schedule for this year is jam-packed with fun events and competitions – our favorite is the Outhouse Races (first weekend). As always, there’s plenty of yummy food! Cast […]

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Winter in Lake George and the Adirondacks

The big tourist season for Lake George runs from late May to mid-October… but I’ll let you in on a secret: Winter might be more fun than summer. Sure, it can get pretty cold, but the daytime temps usually don’t get much below 20 degrees on average. What makes winter so wonderful is the fluffy […]

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