7 days in Lake George & Old Forge Itinerary

7 days in Lake George & Old Forge Itinerary

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7 days in Lake George & Old Forge Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Lake George
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Old Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Rochester

3
nights
Lake George

Lake George ©
A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Buck mountain hiking trail and Pirates Cove Adventure Golf. Get out of town with these interesting Lake George side-trips: Thundering Falls Trail (in Killington), Schroon Lake Town Beach (in Schroon Lake) and Robert Frost Wayside Trail (in Ripton). There's lots more to do: get your game on at Around the World Miniature Golf, putt your heart out at Pirate's Cove, grab your bike and head to Warren County Bikeway, and stroll around Rogers Memorial Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Lake George trip site .

Rochester to Lake George is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lake George can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Old Forge.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Thundering Falls Trail, Rogers Memorial Park, Schroon Lake Town Beach, Robert Frost Wayside Trail, Pirates Cove Adventure Golf
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Around the World Miniature Golf ©
Around the World Miniature Golf
Pirates Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirates Cove Adventure Golf
Pirate's Cove ©
Pirate's Cove

3
nights
Old Forge

Old Forge ©
Old Forge is a hamlet (and census-designated place) on New York State Route 28 in the town of Webb in Herkimer County, New York. Step off the beaten path and head to Bald Mountain and Seaway Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to The Boonville Black River Canal Museum (in Boonville) and Ager Falls (in Lyons Falls). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at McCauley Mountain, get in on the family fun at Enchanted Forest Water Safari, contemplate the long history of Town of Webb Historic Association, and putt your heart out at Nutty Putty.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Old Forge online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Lake George to Old Forge takes 2 hours. August in Old Forge sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Old Forge

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Seaway Trail, The Boonville Black River Canal Museum, Ager Falls
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McCauley Mountain ©
McCauley Mountain
Bald Mountain ©
Bald Mountain
Enchanted Forest Water Safari ©
Enchanted Forest Water Safari

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