- The list below includes 67 free or cheap things to do in or near Lake George, New York, including 73 different types of inexpensive activities like Arcades, Mini Golf, Hiking Trails and Specialty Museums.
- From Lake George to Buck mountain hiking trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Lake George and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, Bolton Landing and Queensbury.
Of moderate difficulty, the Buck mountain hiking trail is somewhat steep and rocky in places, but offers a sweeping view of the lake below upon reaching the summit. The trail length one way is approximately three miles.
Located along Lake George, Million Dollar Beach State Park has a sandy beach that offers access to the water for swimming. The park provides on-duty lifeguards, picnic areas, concessions and changing facilities.
With two miniature golf courses, Around the World Miniature Golf features a course themed on United States landmarks, such as a New York city subway and Pikes Peak. The world themed course includes landmarks like London bridge and pyramids.
Offering a 19-hole miniature golf course, Gooney Golf provides a golfing experience that includes both themed holes and cartoon characters. The course includes Humpty Dumpty, waterfalls, elves, windmills and Blackbeard the Pirate, among others.
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1511 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845 MoreLess Info
Built on over an acre of land among the Adirondacks, Lumberjack Pass Miniature Golf offers 18 widely varied holes with an array of offbeat obstacles and designs. The course features water hazards and real sand traps.
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48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845 MoreLess Info
Fort William Henry allows visitors to tour the site of a dramatic battle that took place on its grounds in 1757. The fort also features a theatre with a film on the area as well as a museum with war era artifacts.
Leonelli's Playland Arcade features both a variety of games for players of all ages to enjoy, including ticket games for those who wish to win prizes. The location also features outdoor rides, including water bumpers and boats.