Just spent a weekend out on Lake George in New York. If you have never been, you will be amazed at how much there is to do out there. It’s an incredibly beautiful place.
If you do nothing else, be sure to take a cruise on one of the many tour boats in the Village at the South end of the lake. Here’s some history:
Lake George is one of the most beautiful bodies of water in the world, and is known as “The Queen of American Lakes.” The 32 mile long lake, which is fed by mammoth underground springs, includes 109 miles of shoreline, about 300 islands, and covers an approximate area of 44 square miles.
The lake, 320 feet above sea level, varies in depth from 1 foot to 195 feet and in width from one to three miles. People are amazed to learn that the mouth of the lake is located at Lake George Village and that the outlet is to the north at Ticonderoga.
Lake George is in fact, 210 feet higher by sea level than Lake Champlain located farther north in the Adirondacks. This is a natural wonder, since the water from Lake George empties through Ticonderoga Creek into Lake Champlain at a total fall which surpasses that of Niagara Falls.
To learn more about what is happening at Lake George, visit www.lakegeorge.com.
For boat tours of the lake, check out The Lake George Steamboat Company at www.lakegeorgesteamboat.com.