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The Boathouse Restaurant on Lake George

I’m really excited to interview Sara Mannix of about Lake George, New York. In this episode, Sara provides fun tips for the best things to do in Lake George. She tells us all about “lake life” and the many water activities you can find nearby. Then we visit historic Fort Ticonderoga and the beautiful Adirondacks. And, finally, we explore the treetop adventures for amazing views and exciting obstacles.

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Clear day over Wild Walk and Oxbow at The Wild Center

Lake George, New York

Lake George is in mid-state New York, less than an hour from the Vermont border. The lake is very popular in the region and the locals love that you can live like you are vacation year-round. There is so much to do on the lake and the surrounding area. Visitors can tour history at two forts, hike in the Adirondacks, or watch the horses race at Saratoga Springs. And for the adventurous types, you can challenge yourself with the treetop adventure centers or explore the five miles of hiking trails at Ausable Chasm, the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks.

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Sara’s site They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Best things to do in Lake George New York Sara Mannix Fort William Henry

See a battle re-enactment at Fort William Henry

Getting around Lake George

The nearest airport to Lake George is Albany International Airport (ALB), which is about an hour south of Lake George. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.

Sara says that most visitors drive to Lake George, so they’ll around have a car to get around. If you’re staying near the lake, Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around. And the city has a trolley system that is easy to use.

Having a car is important if you want to visit the historic forts, explore the Adirondacks, or the many other local attractions that aren’t on the lake. If you need to rent a car, click here for the best offers from Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

Best things to do in Lake George New York Sara Mannix Freak Shake

Are you ready to try the Freak Shake?

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Sara Mannix about Lake George, New York. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Lake George, New York
  • Green dots = best things to do in Lake George, New York
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Lake George, New York

Who is Sara Mannix?

Sara Mannix is a digital marketing executive that starts Mannix Marketing. She has raised her family on the lake and loves all of the options that are available for local families and visitors to do in town.

As part of her efforts to educate visitors about their options, she launched several local-centric websites to highlight each city’s best features. is focused on Lake George, New York and is a great resource for travelers looking to visit.

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Sara and her family at Lake George

Here are a couple of articles that she’s written:

You can connect with Sara Mannix at her website and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.


Click here to download our one-page guide of Sara’s tips for Lake George.

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Thursday night fireworks over Lake George

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