15 Aug The Best Instagram Spots in the Lake George Region
Let’s be honest: if you go on vacation and don’t get some good Instagram shots, did you even really go on vacation?
The Lake George area is chock full of “insta-worthy” backdrops, especially near our family campground, and we’re here to tell you about our favorites. Whether you are looking to grab a selfie, a group shot, a glamour shot of your dog(s), or just a scenic photo, you will want to visit these great spots.
The Gazebo at the Top of the Pilot Knob Hiking Trail
At the top of the Schumann Preserve Hike at Pilot Knob lies a beautiful gazebo and breathtaking views of Lake George. The trailhead is located in Fort Ann, NY, about a ten-minute drive from Lake George Village. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the top and is considered an easy/moderate hike with just a few steep areas. Trust us that the trek to the top is completely worth it for the views. We recommend spending some time at the top, taking it all in, and of course, snapping a few shots for Insta.
The Welcome to Lake George Village Sign
The Welcome to Lake George Village sign is located on Beach Road, right near where they dock the steamboats. This sign makes for a gorgeous photo in all seasons, and with just the right angle, you can get an epic view of the lake in the background.
The Adirondack Chairs at Rogers Memorial Park Beach
Rogers Memorial Park Beach in Bolton Landing, NY, is open to the public seven days a week from 7 AM to 11 PM. The park features a public beach, lake views, a picnic pavilion, grills, tennis courts, and more. We think the pair of Adirondack chairs pictured above would make for a fantastic photo op.
The Gondola at Gore Mountain
When in town, we highly recommend taking a Scenic Skyride in the gondolas at Gore Mountain. The gondolas are open Thursday – Sunday in the summer and Saturday & Sunday in the fall and offer half an hour of absolutely stunning views of the High Peaks and Southern Adirondacks. The gondola cabins seat eight and easily fit bikes and strollers, making it a fantastic family-friendly activity. Plus, the opportunities for spectacular photos are endless.
The Rooster Sign at Martha’s Dandee Creme
Martha’s Dandee Creme in Queensbury is not only a great place to stop for a cone or ice cream sundae, but their rooster sign is considered somewhat of a Lake George landmark and is the perfect place to pose for a cone selfie. Why the rooster, you might ask? The site is a former chicken farm, and back in the 1950s, there was a somewhat famous resident on the property, a rooster named Charlie, who was likely a leftover from the chicken farm. Charlie would delight the restaurant’s customers by walking along the ledge outside the windows and later served as the inspiration for the sign.
The Lake George Steamboats
A tour with the Lake George Steamboat Company is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of Lake George. There are several different cruises available, but all provide the opportunity to learn some history about the Lake, enjoy the beauty of your surroundings, and capture the perfect shot(s) for Instagram.
Literally Anywhere on a Revolution Rail Co. Railbike Adventure
Revolution Rail Co. is newer to the area, but they now have rail bike tours available in North Creek (30 min from Lake George), Hadley (20 min from Lake George), and Thurman (15 min from Lake George). You can purchase tickets for either a double (seats 2) or a quad (seats 4) rail bike and enjoy a leisurely ride along the beautiful Hudson River. The scenery is magical no matter the season, and there are opportunities for photos at every corner.
The I Love NY sign at the Adirondacks Welcome Center
Be sure to stop at the Adirondacks Welcome Center on your way into the Lake George area. It’s located on 1-87 Northbound between Exit 17 and Exit 18 in Glens Falls, NY. There are photo ops all over this place, from a selfie in a chairlift from Gore Mountain, at the top of the fire tower or on the zip line at the outdoor playground, or in front of the faux fireplace…but the most iconic of all is in front of the large I Love NY sign out front!
The Public Docks in Lake George Village
The public docks are right in the heart of Lake George Village and are located along Beach Road. These docks are available by the hour for a small fee for people to dock their boats and enjoy all that the village has to offer. These docks also make for a great photo backdrop with an expansive view of the lake. If you stroll by, you will often see people posing for the camera along these docks.
The Murals in Downtown Glens Falls
Murals make great backdrops for Instagram photos, and a visit to Glens Falls, NY, will give you the opportunity to pose in front of several murals by local artists. Artist Hannah Williams painted the mural pictured above, featuring a beautiful nature scene with an owl, black bear, flowers, insects, and more at 20 Warren Street. Additionally, artist Jesse Melanson recently finished a colorful mural at 144 Glen Street that depicts a mountain scene and several hot air balloons in the sky.
Toad Hill Maple Farm
Toad Hill Maple Farm in Athol, NY, is not only home to some of the best maple syrup you will ever have, but pretty much everywhere you look on the farm is Instagram-worthy. There’s the giant yellow Adirondack chair that can fit several family members…and several dogs. Snap some photos of syrup being made during your tour and of group members enjoying the covered wagon ride. And you can’t leave without posing in front of the stunning covered bridge on the property.
Around the World Mini Golf
Lake George has no shortage of mini-golf, but if you are looking for a truly unique mini-golf experience, be sure to check out Around the World on the corner of Beach Road and Westbrook Road in the Village. Not only is it right across from the lake, but the photo ops on-site include a gigantic sombrero, a life-size lobster, the Taj Mahal, and a very large Paul Bunyan holding an axe.
As you can see, Lake George is stacked with locations to capture the perfect Instagram photo that will be the envy of all your friends and followers. And remember that Lake George Campsites has everything you need for an amenity-filled camping getaway in the Lake George area. Book an RV site, tent site, or cozy cottage today. What are you waiting for?