Lake George Area Winterfest

Your Pass To The Perfect, Memorable Winter Escape

The WINTERFEST WRISTBAND gives you all of this!  

The Winterfest Pass gives you lots of activities (worth over $150!), including horse and carriage rides for your whole family, an INCLUDED winter activity like dog sledding, snowmobiling or hour-long horse-drawn sleigh rides through the forest, hot chocolate stops, and big hotel and restaurant discounts, for only $30! (Yes, it really IS a great deal.)

It’s an amazing Winter Memory experience.

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Horse Drawn Carriages

A fleet of horse drawn carriages will be available to people with the Winterfest wristband. Flash your Winterfest wristband on Saturdays 12pm-6pm (arrive earlier to guarantee availabiity), and hop aboard at no charge.  It’s the perfect winter wonderland transportation.  (See pickup areas and route here)

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Hot Chocolate Stations

At local restaurants and shops, walk in, show your Winterfest wristband, and you’ll be handed a fresh cup of hot chocolate faster than you can say “ahh.” And when you’re ready for another, just show your wristband again at any of the other hot chocolate stations (hours are posted on the map here).

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Big hotel & restaurant discounts

Your Winterfest wristband provides you a whopping 15% off hotel rooms and 10% off restaurant meals in the Lake George region! Your hotel savings alone will exceed the price of the wristband.
(Limited Availability)  See the list of hotels & restaurants here, and a map here.

And one of these special activities

Your Winterfest Wristband includes one of these, so choose your favorite and have fun!
(Limited availability. We offer a package without an activity too.)

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snowmobile tours

Your Winterfest wristband can provide you an amazing, exhilarating experience to remember: An hour-long snowmobile tour through the wintery backcountry of the Adirondacks.  It’s perfect for novices and experts. Your guides will provide you the necessary training so that you will have a wonderful ride. Located 45 min from Lake George Village. See “Winterfest Activities” page for more info.

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dog Sled Rides

What’s the best winter activity in the Adirondacks? Many would say dog sledding on Mirror Lake or throughout the Adirondack wilderness. These sled dogs are born and bred to run, enjoying every moment they are pulling the sled. Sit on a sled, cover yourself with flannel blankets, and get ready to take in the snow covered Adirondack vistas. Located 90 min from Lake George Village.  See “Winterfest Activities” page for more info.

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Adirondack Sleigh Rides

Enjoy a picture-postcard bucket list experience on this nearly hour-long ride through snowy forests and fields.  With sleigh bells ringing and wool blankets keeping you warm, you’ll travel to a gorgeous ridge with a view of the highpeaks, followed by a stop offering hot chocolate and smores over an open fire!  This is a truly unique Adirondack experience.  See “Winterfest Activities” page for more info.

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Winter Tubing Adventure

This is a blast.  A nearby, new tubing park has four-six upper lanes and six-eight lower lanes all accessible by the moving magic carpet ride. Simply hop on with your tube and let the moving magic carpet take you up hill to the starting point.  Friday nights under the lights, or midweek during the day.  

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Axe Throwing Experience

Come to the Adirondacks and leave as an axe throwing expert! It’s fun, it’s memorable, and easy. It’s the real deal, and you’ll have an hour-long session at this top notch indoor axe throwing facility. There are multiple targets, with up to 4 people per target. (Flannel shirts and big beards not required!) Come and experience the rush. Located 15 min from Lake George.  See “Winterfest Activities” page for more info.

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Cross Country Skiing

Enjoy a 1/2 day cross-country experience, quietly sliding through the forests of a nearby cross-country ski park. The trails are maintained, and the snow is all natural.  See “Winterfest Activities” page for more info.

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Snowshoe Experience

Explore the beautiful snowy Adirondack forests on snowshoes.  This is a 1/2 day experience, where you’ll be outfitted with snowshoes and poles, and will be given access to a groomed trail system in the heart of the Adirondack Park.  Your starting point will be the scenic Garnet Hill Lodge (45 min north of Lake George Village).  It’s great for novices and great for selfies.  See “Winterfest Activities” page for more info.

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alpine skiing

Hop on the slopes at nearby West Mountain for a 1/2 of alpine skiing.  They have 100% snow making and great night skiing too!  It’s home to 31 trails and perfect for your Lake George Region escape.   

Rentals are available onsite at an additional cost.

Just get your Winterfest Pass and head to the mountains!

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the best weekend you've had in 12 months

Who needs a weekend to just relax and play? We all do! Winterfest is designed to give you an opportunity to kick back in a beautiful part of the world, and enjoy truly unique activities, all at a great price.

The Winterfest Wristband gives you incredible hotel and restaurant discounts, horse and carriage rides, hot chocolate stops – all in one of the most beautiful areas in the world.

The lake george region is a blizzard of other winter activities too!  See below.

(See our Public Activities page for even more options in the region.)

Lake George Winter Carnival!

Every Saturday and Sunday in February, winter enthusiasts flock to Lake George Village to watch, support, and participate in the cook-offs, races, tournaments, games and other activities on the ice and around the village. See more here. (Photo credit: The Post Star)

Ice Castles!

Ice Castles is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon that brings fairytales to life January and February. This winter, escape into an icy wonderland at The Festival Commons in beautiful Lake George, New York. Lake George, New York is one of only five locations across the United States. Each castle is approximately an acre in size and consists of more than 25 million pounds of ice.  See more here.

“The Great 8”  An Eight Minute Fireworks Display!

Every Saturday evening, the Lake George Winterfest will feature a brief fireworks display overhead.  This short 8 min show will take place more overhead than traditional Lake George displays, so the best view is just about wherever you happen to be in Lake George Village. They’ll explode over the Fort William Henry Museum, so stand on just about any sidewalk and look up!  (It’s “only” 8 min long to keep crowds from congregating and to remain Covid-safe.)

Please:  Wear a mask & Socially Distance During the Shows



Winterfest Ice Sculptures!

Throughout the winter, many businesses feature ice bars hand-made by artisans using thousands of pounds of ice.  They’re works of art that are instagram worthy.  Better yet – have a drink at one!


Lake George Area Winterfest


Winterfest will take place Mid-December 2021 - March 2022


We care about the health and safety of our community and guests. 

Please click here for the latest Travel Advisory on before you plan your trip.

Covid Statement:  We want you to have an enjoyable and safe experience in the Lake George Region.  All of our hotel, restaurant and activity providers are required by the state to strictly follow the individual safety mandates for their businesses.  Additionally, the region mandates social distancing, mask wearing and hand sanitization.  All activities are subject to change, and guests will be notified if changes are made to available activities.

ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK. I acknowledge and understand the following:

Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist.  By participating with Winterfest, I knowingly and freely assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, even if arising from the negligence or fault of Warren County and Americade.  I hereby knowingly assume the risk of injury, harm and loss associated with the Activity, including any injury, harm and loss caused by the negligence, fault or conduct of any kind on the part of the Released Parties.

I understand the activities associated with Winterfest involve numerous risks including, but not limited to, the risks posed by variations in terrain and snow and ice conditions, and other hazards. I also understand mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and dog sledding involve risks posed by loss of balance, loss of control, falling, and collisions with natural and man-made objects and other participants. I further agree that all of these risks and dangers are necessary to winter activities. New York Law imposes a duty on you to become apprised of, and understand, the risks inherent in these sports, which are set forth above, so that you make an informed decision whether to participate notwithstanding the risks. New York law also imposes additional duties upon you, to which you must adhere, for the purpose of avoiding injury caused by any of the risks inherent in these winter activities. ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I have read and understand the NOTICE above. I have read, reviewed and understand the warning above. In signing, I signify that I am aware of and understand the risks inherent in these activities and that I am accountable for my action.