The Best Lake George Winter Activities For Your Getaway

Some of the all-time best Lake George winter activities are just steps from our beautiful Upstate New York Hotel. From beautiful private trails on our property for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing to the more adventurous options like downhill skiing and snowmobile tours, you’ll find it all here in the Adirondacks. While this area is beautiful in the warmer months, there’s something particularly magical about the snow-covered landscape as your backdrop—it makes our romantic space even more so, as you’ll feel extremely cozy and warm inside our Inn. 

Before and after your adventures exploring the best Lake George winter activities nearby, you’ll have the best place to relax and unwind to your heart’s content in our comfortable and beautifully appointed guest rooms at Friends Lake Inn. We have 18 unique lodging accommodations to choose from, each of which reflects the rustic beauty of the surrounding area. We bring the outside in with exposed wood beams, natural colors, and expansive windows to view the stunning landscape from the comfort of your room and our shared common spaces. 

Join us in the Adirondacks this winter and book your stay today! 

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Explore These Lake George Winter Activities

This area in the Adirondacks is truly a winter wonderland! If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you really must plan on a getaway to Upstate New York filled with these favorite Lake George winter activities. 

  1.  Winter Hikes on Snowshoe: Step right outside our Inn, and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to explore our private snowy trails. Strap on those snowshoes and take a peaceful hike under trees of white and enjoy the picturesque scenes of the Adirondacks.
  2. Cross-Country Skiing: The trails on our property are also fantastic for nordic skiing, but if you want to explore the area a bit, Dynamite Hill Recreation Center and Nature Trail is under 10 minutes and offers miles of groomed routes for gliding on your cross-country skis. 
  3. Downhill Skiing: One of the most popular Lake George winter activities is Alpine skiing and snowboarding, and there are several great resorts in the Adirondacks. The closest ski resort (and our recommended choice) is Gore Mountain, but other nearby locations include West Mountain and Oak Mountain.
  4. Snowmobiling in Lake George: One of the best snowmobiling tour companies in Upstate NY, C + C Adirondack Snowmobile Tours, operates not far from the Inn and offers a memorable experience on the backcountry trails. 
  5. Romantic Sleigh Ride: For one of the most magical and romantic Lake George winter activities, head to Circle B Ranch for a classic horse-drawn carriage ride over the hills and through the woods. 
  6. Outdoor Ice Skating: This area gets cold enough in the winter months for small lakes and ponds to freeze over from some good old-fashioned ice skating at Crandall Park. Check with our Innkeepers for the best locations during your stay.
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Our Favorite Indoor Lake George Winter Activities:

While, of course, part of your winter getaway will entail bundling up and heading outside in the snow, but if you’re here with romance in mind, you’ll find plenty to do inside during your stay at our Upstate New York Hotel. Here are our favorite cozy activities for those who prefer to watch the snowflakes fall from the comfort of our Inn. 

  1. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with a mimosa (or two!). Each morning, our talented chefs prepare a beautiful meal of your choice, included with your stay. The farm-to-table menu includes sweet and savory options like classic frittatas and seasonal pancakes. 
  2. Curl up by the fire with your favorite book or watch a classic movie. While choice guest rooms offer wood-burning or gas fireplaces, you can always sit by the roaring fire in our dining room and shared outdoor areas. 
  3. Check out our Tranquility Room for a peaceful session to relax and unwind. You’ll sit in the calm light with pleasant music drifting through the air. Find one of the comfortable leather chaises and pull up a weighted blanket and reset your mind and body.
  4. One of our favorite Lake George winter activities is to take a steam in the outdoor sauna, which is especially welcome during the chillier months. Grab your robe and enjoy! 
  5. Lunch and dinner options in our Main Dining Room are ideal for romantic meals for two. Our seasonal menu offers a host of appetizers. hearty entrees, and decadent desserts. 
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Cozy and Elegant Lodging at our Upstate New York Hotel

There’s no better place to warm up than Friends Lake Inn after a day of exploring the fantastic Lake George winter activities nearby. You’ll get cozy by the fire, soak in a whirlpool tub, and let the heat relax those worn-out muscles. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing can really take it out of you! That’s all the more reason for you to allow us to pamper you during your stay, from wonderful breakfasts with piping hot coffee and treats to romantic evenings spent by the fire in your guest room—our goal is that you want for nothing during your stay! 

Check out our upcoming availability and get your reservation on the books today!