The Saratoga Traveler: Day Trips, Weekend Getaways & Hidden Gems

Spending a Glorious Day at Lake George

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Spring is here. Awakening us from our Winter slumber and beckoning us to come outside.  It's true that the Saratoga area is dotted with lakes and streams that offer lots of activities but nothing really compares to Lake George.  Not only does Lake George offer great fishing, boating and swimming in it's crystal clear waters but it also boasts a quaint downtown with shopping galore plus designer outlets and restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining. The village of Lake George is a major tourist destination in the Summer so why not take in some shopping, eating or recreating before the crowds.  The village may still seem a little sleepy this time of year but you can be sure to get a lakeside seat at a restaurant or find an amazing deal at the outlet mall.


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We have a family member who owns a lake house on the "quiet side" of the lake which offers us the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate after a dreary, cold winter. If you're not as fortunate as us to have a lake house at your disposal then there are lots of opportunities to rent one or a cottage or camp near the lake and even on an island IN the lake.  Labor day starts off the summer season at Lake George so now is the time to plan.  Take a drive to the area and scope it out.  Then make your plans on where you want to stay and what you want to do.

Oh yeah, and by the way.... the fishing is incredible!!!

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Kim Bernard

Moved to Saratoga from St Louis MO (home of The Gateway Arch, Baseball Cardinals and of course Anheuser-Busch) with my family for my husband's job. In the last 2 1/2 years we've had the opportunity to explore and discover day trips, hidden gems, along with some of the most beautiful, historic, interesting and curious places in New England. So come with me and look through a Midwesterner's eyes at Saratoga and beyond. I hope you enjoy your adventures and feel free to share yours and together we can feed our travel bug!