02 Aug 11 Unique Things to Do on Your Next Lake George, NY Camping Trip
Lake George Campsites in Queensbury is one of the best campgrounds with tent, RV, and cabin camping near Lake George and Glens Falls, in part because of the wide array of activities, attractions, and events in the area.
When you’re ready to venture off the campground and check out what’s happening close by, consider the following eleven unique things to do:
Experience a journey through time at Dino River Valley.
7 minutes from Lake George Campsites
Dino Roar Valley in Lake George is a must-see if you have young children. Kids can explore the Dino Nest, a three-dimensional structure; get their hands dirty digging up fossils; stop by the Paleontologist’s Yurt for hands-on activities; and catch a performance at Roary’s stage.
Try your hand at glassblowing at Adirondack Glassblowing Studio.
11 minutes from Lake George Campsites
Book an unforgettable glass art experience with a professional glass artist at Adirondack Glassblowing Studio. Your instructor will guide you as you create a piece of art to take home and treasure. Some of the options include a bowl, vase, pumpkin, and paperweight. They will even ship your piece to you if you don’t want to travel back home with it!
Get spooky at the House of Frankenstein Wax Museum.
9 minutes from Lake George Campsites
The House of Frankenstein Wax Museum has been a Lake George Village staple for years. Although not appropriate for young children, older kids and adults alike will love this unique, monster-themed attraction with wax figures, animatronic figures, and spooky effects. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch Frankenstein himself outside the museum to say hello and grab a photo!
Experience the phenomenon that is the Lake George Mystery Spot.
10 minutes from Lake George Campsites
There is a place in Lake George Village where the law of acoustics is defied, and this location is dubbed the Lake George Mystery Spot. The spot is easy to find on a circular platform behind the Lake George Visitor Center. It’s where two metal rails meet in the middle and form an “x” in the center of the painted-on Lake George.
If you stand in the spot, face the lake, and start yelling, you’ll hear yourself echo back to you as if coming from a parallel universe. Try it for yourself!
Spend the day playing your favorite board games at Go Play With Your Food.
10 minutes from Lake George Campsites
Go Play With Your Food is a new addition to the downtown Glens Falls scene, close to both Lake George and Queensbury. This family-friendly restaurant offers over 600 board games for diners to enjoy with their meal, including Magic and Pokemon cards.
As they say on their website, socialize like it’s 1990, and bring some wholesomeness back to your Lake George camping trip. Nothing follows a meal and a board game like s’mores and a campfire when you get back to your campsite.
Move your legs on a railbike excursion along the Hudson with Revolution Rail Co.
20-30 minutes from Lake George Campsites
This unique experience is newer to the area. Revolution Rail Co. offers multiple scenic railbike tours within 30 minutes of Lake George. You will see water, mountains, flora, fauna, and native species. Rides range from 6 to 14 miles, and you are required to pedal, so make sure you keep that in mind when booking! You can book a double or quad bike, depending on your group size.
Get an adrenaline rush ziplining with Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course.
22 minutes from Lake George Campsites
Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course offers kid’s obstacle courses, adult treetop adventure courses, and a zipline park. The aerial treetop adventure obstacle course includes zip lines, suspended bridges, scramble nets, swinging logs, surfboards, and more.
Take a scenic helicopter ride over the lake with North Country Heliflite.
16 minutes from Lake George Campsites
Take to the skies with a private helicopter tour with North Country Helifilite over Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains. The Robinson R-44 seats four, and tours range from thirty minutes to two hours. With the bubble windows, you won’t miss any of the beautiful scenery!
The hardest garnet in the world is only found on Gore Mountain, and you can tour the mine!
45 minutes from Lake George Campsites
Find your own beautiful garnet, learn how garnet is made, and make your own jewelry at Gore Mountain in North Creek, NY. The mines are open daily from July 1st through Labor Day and on weekends only from Labor Day through Columbus Day.
Get your thrills at the Painted Pony Rodeo.
13 minutes from Lake George Campsites
Lake Luzerne is just outside Lake George, and this town is home to the Painted Pony Championship Rodeo. This reputable rodeo offers high-quality, thrilling entertainment for the entire family.
Guests can look forward to bronco riding, bull riding, barrel racing, calf roping, and more – even rodeo clowns! Make sure to check out their southern-style barbecue when you visit.
See the largest marble cave entrance in the east at Natural Stone Bridge & Caves.
35 minutes from Lake George Campsites
Natural Stone Bridge & Caves is just over half an hour from Lake George in Pottersville, and it’s home to the largest marble cave entrance in the eastern US. This exceptional attraction offers self-guided and above-ground tours, including a Summer Adventure Tour, with a cave crawl and cave float.
Here you can walk, cave, hike, or even snowshoe in the winter. In the summer, they even have additional activities to check out after your tour, like a bouldering wall, disc golf, jewelry making, and gemstone mining.
More Activities, Attractions & Events Await
In addition to the above, there are also cruises on the lake, parasailing over the lake, whitewater rafting excursions, and more – the possibilities are endless with things to do and nearby attractions to elevate your Lake George camping trip!
Haven’t camped yet this season? It’s not too late! There’s so much going on in Lake George in August, September, and early October that you can add to your camping experience: the Lake George Music Festival August 6 – 17, the Adirondack Nationals Car Show September 6 – 9, the Adirondack Balloon Festival September 21 – 24 (this year marks the 50th anniversary!), and the Lake George Village Oktoberfest October 6 – 8, to name a few.
The Camping Season Isn’t Over Yet – Book Today
Our campground is open through October 15, 2023. We’re located in Queensbury near Lake George, NY, and our private campground offers tent camping, RV camping, and cozy cottages for cabin camping. We’re pet-friendly and have a pool, laundry facilities, and more conveniences on-site.