Summer is the time for getting outside and enjoying the outdoors and there’s arguably no better way to do that than by camping. Whether you make a big trip several states away or find a great local spot, it’s tough to go wrong.
If you’re looking to check out some of the best spots New York has to offer, Lake George in the Adirondack Region is a top choice for outdoor enthusiasts. Assistant Tourism Coordinator Joanne Conley has highlighted some incredible off-the-radar camping spots in the area. Whatever your style, one of these sites is sure to be a great fit for your summer getaway.
Island Camping on Lake George
There are 44 islands on Lake George with more than 380 shoreline campsites. Enjoy the tranquility of a forested campground surrounded by crystal clear water and situated between stunning green mountains. Some islands boast a single site, while others offer a cruiser dock – Glen Island even has a camp store.
Circle the Horses
Equestrians are welcome at Luzerne Public Campground, located just minutes outside of Lake George. This New York State campground offers 174 sites with 22 horse paddocks, two covered standing stalls and a watering trough. There are approximately five miles of horse trails on state-owned land surrounding the campground, which connects to an extensive network of trails that are part of the Dude Ranch Trail system.
Camp Orenda in Johnsburg and Posh Primitive in Chestertown offer custom-canvas tents on raised platforms that include luxury beds and linens, as well as many of the comforts of home. As an alternative, Adirondack Safaris will set up a custom canvas tent on the site of your choice, and can arrange your outdoor activities or leave you to explore on your own. Adirondack Safaris will even set your tent up on a Lake George Island.
Camp with your pet
The majority of campgrounds in the Lake George Area welcome pets. Daggett Lake Campground offers hiking trails and a beach for campers and their pets. Charlie’s Bark Park at the Lake George RV Park offers a two-acre, off-leash recreation area featuring walking trails, a dog wash station, agility events and more.
For tent and RV campers, the Lake George Area boasts 42 campgrounds to choose from in a variety of settings. For a complete list of campgrounds in the Lake George Area, go to VisitLakeGeorge.com.
Note: both of the above photos are courtesy of VisitLakeGeorge.com.