- 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.
Specializing in artwork made out of recycled material, Cake Artisan Gallery has a variety of paintings, sculptures, and pottery for visitors to enjoy. The gallery has a gift shop where visitors can purchase prints and accessories.
Taylor Farm is a working dairy farm that is over 180 years old. In addition to the dairy operation, they have lodging, a cheese making facility, a farm stand, educational activities, and sleigh rides through the farm during the winter.
Hiking and general walking is available at the Robert Frost Wayside Trail through the dense foliage of the Green Mountains. In addition to the natural setting and views, pieces of poems by Robert Frost are placed along the trail for reading.
Operated by a community of Benedictine monks, the Weston Priory features a visitor center, chapel, and grounds for private reflection. Prayer ceremonies are held daily, and young men can arrange for retreats at the site.
Visitors to Crowley Cheese can see the dairy product being made by hand in the landmark factory that was originally built in 1882. Within the factory gift shop, guests can also sample many Vermont foods and purchase local craft items.
Maintained by the city of Troy's Parks and Recreation Department, the Uncle Sam Bikeway is a paved path for cyclists and pedestrians that passes through scenery full of wildflowers, waterfalls, and shale cliffs. The path stretches for three miles.