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The Lake George Area offers a number of indoor and outdoor facilities for sports groups coming to the region. There are 7,000+ rooms, 100+ restaurants, 200+ attractions, and year-round events to make our area a true “Sport-cation”.
When considering a location for your next sporting event, come to the Lake George Region and get more play-time IN and OUT of your game. We’re not just a sporting destination – we’re your sporting vacation!
Only 45 minutes from Albany Airport, 3.5 Hours from New York City, 2.5 Hours from Boston, and 2.5 Hours from Montreal, and 4 Hours from Philadelphia
Whether you’re an avid skier, soccer player, marathon runner, or beach volleyball player, the Lake George region is the perfect “sport-cation” destination for your next sporting event. Located in the Adirondack Mountains, encompassing the famous “Queen of American Lakes”, the Lake George region offers:
200+ Outdoor Recreational Activities and Cultural Attractions – white-water rafting, hiking, zip-lining, historical forts, and a Six Flags Amusement Park
7,000+ Guest Rooms with affordable lodging – the Lake George Area is a bustling Northeast destination with waterfront hotels, nationally recognized brands, 4- star resorts, and affordable rooms for your team and family to stay.
Year-round Events – Beyond the constant seasonal events- the Lake George Area has annual city-wide events such as the Adirondack Balloon Festival, the Lake George Music Festival, and the Painted Pony Championship Rodeo.
Adventure Sports Galore – with 200+ miles of trails in the local area alone, the adventure never falls short! Enjoy trails and wide open spaces for hiking, biking, swimming, climbing, running, and everything outdoorsy you can imagine!
With its pristine 32-mile lake, over 200 miles of natural trails, a beautiful beach and majestic mountains, the Lake George Area is a natural playground for numerous sports from trail running and triathlons, beach volleyball and soccer, to orienteering and skiing.
While nature has provided the area with incredible natural venues, the region possesses numerous man-made outdoor venues, including baseball and softball fields, as well as large outdoor fields, turf and grass for sports such as soccer, lacrosse, Quidditch and ultimate frisbee. Looking for some competitive golf? The region boasts golf courses, including a championship par 70 Donald Ross-designed course and a course carved onto the side of French Mountain, with spectacular views of the south end of Lake George. What about disc golf? The Professional Disc Golf Association recently joined at Crandall Park for the grand opening of the course in June!
The region is also home to high level indoor sports venues. From ice rinks and arenas, to sports domes, bowling alleys and courts, the Lake George area is the perfect sports destination for volleyball, basketball, ice hockey, bowling, indoor rock climbing and more. As the hosts of the NYS Women’s Bowling Championships, the WPBA Bowling Championship, IREVA Juniors Regional Volleyball Championships and the NYS Public High School Athletic Associations Basketball, Volleyball, Wrestling and ice hockey championships, the area is a proven destination for all levels of indoor competition.
Glens Falls Recreation Center (Ice Rink)
The Lake George Area never falls short on outdoor adventure and recreation! Nestled in the heart of the 6 million-acre Adirondack Park, the Lake George Area is a mecca of outdoor activities and recreation year-round. If adventure is what you seek, on land, enjoy year-round hiking, climbing, cycling, rail-biking, zip-lining, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, horseback riding and skiing (Nordic and downhill), or view one of the oldest professional rodeos in the country. On the water, try your hand at fishing, sailing, ice fishing, skating, parasailing, paddle-boarding, canoeing, or kayaking. With so many choices, there truly is an activity for all abilities and ages.
There are a few attractions that define the Lake George Area. Those looking for a lively time can explore a decades-old amusement park or the biggest marble cave in the east. If you prefer a more relaxing attraction, a cruise on Lake George or a drive up Prospect Mountain is always a good time. These attractions make the Lake George Area memorable and fun!
In the Lake George Area, the shopping is diverse and widespread, with big stores and small boutiques all over the region. Spend your day perusing discount clothes and shoes at the Factory Outlets of Lake George. You can walk the streets of quaint towns to shop for locally made goods on Main Street. From family-run sporting goods stores to shops dedicated solely to Lake George, there’s something for anyone in need of a souvenir.
With a rich history and perfect platform for discovery, the Lake George Area allows every explorer to experience sights and sounds. Listen to sounds from the past at The Sembrich, meander the latest exhibit at the Hyde Collection, or listen to the cannon blasts at the Fort William Henry Museum.
The Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail is a self-guided tour of 27 beer, wine, cider, soda, and distilled spirits makers throughout Warren, Essex, Washington and Northern Saratoga Counties. Each of these enterprises produce fine New York State products with dedication and pride. When you visit – you are supporting “buy local”. The website provides the map with details of each.
Now craft beverage drinkers can gain access to special offers and the chance to win Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail swag through a new digital passport offered by the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB.
With lodging options ranging from basic motel rooms to 4-star resorts, the region is filled with year-round options for you to choose from, either as overflow to your event, or to extend your stay after a sports tournament or meeting.
Providing a powerful dose of experience and enthusiasm, the team at the Lake George Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau (LGRCVB) is here to assist and work with your groups to provide top-notch services and connect you to the right partners and offerings of the destination we call “home”.