Lake George, nicknamed the Queen of American Lakes, was a historic summer retreat for American aristocracy, and a reputable rival to Newport, Bar Harbor and the Hamptons. Members of the Roosevelt, van Rensselaer, Vanderbilt, Rockefeller and Whitney families visited its shores, while one of the world’s richest men once resided at its “Millionaire’s Row” (present day Lake Shore Drive).
Former wealthy jetsetter’s enclaves, the manicured hamlets tucked away along the shores of this 32-mile (51 km) lake are now popular tourist destinations. Lake George region lies within Warren County and serves as the southeastern gateway to the Adirondacks.
Tourist attractions are abundant. 2 monumental historic forts (Fort William Henry and Fort Ticonderoga), the former – offering ghost tours (as they say “with so much history, there ought to be some ghosts”), the latter – its own corn maze and adventure-filled flashlight nights.