Lake George Area Winterfest Activities

A List of Winterfest and Public Activities
Get The Winterfest Wristband Here (Must Order by Sunday for Upcoming Weekend)

The WINTERFEST WRISTBAND includes a choice of any of the below activities in the Lake George Area!

  1. When you purchase a Winterfest wristband, you’ll be offered one of these activities as a choice at no additional charge.
  2. You’ll be able to choose the day/time that best suits your schedule, and you’ll be mailed a wristband and ticket to this activity.  (There’s no need to book through their website separately – your reservation will be automatically made at no additional charge via your Winterfest wristband purchase)
  3. In addition to the below information we include a link in each of the sections below to this activity provider’s website where virtually all of your questions can be answered.

Limited Availability & Subject to Change.

 

Snowmobile Tours

Your 1 hour long snowmobile tours are offered by C+C Snowmobile Tours based out of Chestertown, NY.  They are highly regarded and offer experiences for novices and experts.

They say, “All tours are customized to your ability level and desires. On our tours, we supply you with the Snowmobile and Helmets, you just bring your winter clothes and the desire to have fun!

Chestertown and Loon Lake are within driving distance of many area attractions, including Gore Mountain Ski Area, Rydin Hi Dude Ranch, Loon Lake Marina, Schroon Lake Marina, Lake George Village and the Inverted Wakeboard and Waterski School. Our snowmobile tours run daily so let the excitement begin!”

Offered:

  • Thursdays
  • Fridays
  • Saturdays
  • Sundays

​Must be 17+ years old to operate​.  ​Passenger must be Ages 6+ (CC Snowmobile tours charges an additional fee for passengers.  Call CC Snowmobile Tours directly to arrange for passenger tickets:  (518) 796-1308)

They are noted on the Winterfest map here.

Axe Throwing Experience

Your one hour axe throwing experience is offered by Adirondack Axe located in Queensbury, NY.  It is a professonal, indoor venue, located only 15 min away.

They say, “Upon check in you will be assisted by a coach who will walk you through safety and throwing techniques to get you started. We will be close by to help and answer questions. Please read FAQ for requirements. No experience is necessary! Remember Have fun!”

Offered:

  • Thursdays
  • Fridays
  • Saturdays

They are noted on the Winterfest map here.

Guests must be 18 years or older to participate individually. Minors between the ages of 10-17 must be accompanied by a person 21 years or older, who will be responsible for the minor as outlined in our waiver. Minors under the age of 10 are not permitted to participate.

Cross Country Ski Package

Your full day rental package can originate from two different locations.  Both of which offer scenic skiing, though Garnet Hill’s trail system is larger (see bel0w).  Both packages include all of the equipment you’ll need to have an enjoyable day sliding through the woods (skis, poles and boots):

  1. Through the Inside Edge, in Glens Falls (15 min from Lake George Village).  This is an all day package.  The trail system is free and moderately sized, and groomed.
  2. Through Garnet Hill Lodge in North River (45 min from Lake George Village).  This is an all day package. The trail system ticket is included, and is large and groomed.

Offered:

  • Thursdays
  • Fridays
  • Saturdays
  • Sundays (Garnet Hill Lodge Only)

They are noted on the Winterfest map here.

Fat Tire Mountain Biking

Your half day Winter Mountain Biking Experience takes place at Garnet Hill Lodge in North River (45 min from Lake George Village).  The mountain bikes are equipped with special wide snow tires, allowing for a fun and enjoyable ride through their large and groomed snowy trail system.  This is an all day package.

They say, “These mountain bikes have “fat” tires with extra traction allowing you to enjoy our network of single-track trails and cross country ski trails whether there is snow, mud, or hard packed dirt.  There’s no such thing as an off-season for these bikes.  If you can bike, you can fat bike, so rent one and give it a try.  This is one more way to enjoy the outdoors.

During ski season, fat bikes are welcome on designated trails Tuesday through Sunday.  Every Monday is Fat Bike Day and they are allowed throughout the groomed trail system.”

Offered:

  • Thursdays
  • Fridays
  • Saturdays
  • Sundays

They are noted on the Winterfest map here.

Snowshoe Experience

The Snowshoe Experience takes place at Garnet Hill Lodge in North River (45 min from Lake George Village).   It’s a fun and enjoyable walk through their large and groomed snowy trail system.  This is an all day package and includes all the snowshoe equpiment you’ll need (showshoes and poles).

They say, “Snowshoeing has become quite popular in recent years, due to exciting equipment advances, new trails, and a renewed spirit to get out and discover the outdoors in winter. Snowshoeing is easy to learn and has been around for eons. At Garnet Hill, we have a staff that is experienced with snowshoe equipment, techniques and trail routes and can have you out on the trails having a great time in no time at all.

Our snowshoe trail system at Garnet Hill is extensive with 6 different routes intertwining with our Nordic ski trails providing 15 km of onsite trail snowshoeing. When combined with the wilderness trails in the area, snowshoers can easily enjoy a whole day or even a week of winter adventure.”

Offered:

  • Thursdays
  • Fridays
  • Saturdays
  • Sundays

They are noted on the Winterfest map here.

Dog Sled Ride

The Dog Sled Experience is a fun one, offered by Thunder Mountain Dog Sleds.  They take place on Mirror Lake (90 min away), and though it’s a bit far away, it’s a beautiful drive and a great experience.  The rides are a 1/2 mile loop (taking less than 10 min).  Yes, it’s a short ride, but look at this as a scenic drive to/from Mirror Lake, coupled with a very memorable experience that you probably never thought you’d do in your life.

Thunder Mountain Dog Sleds doesn’t operate a website, but they are reliably on Mirror Lake offering rides every Fri, Sat and Sun throughout February.  They are located across the street from High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, typically with a large crowd looking on (it’s very picturesque).

Offered:

  • Fridays 10AM – 5PM
  • Saturdays 10AM – 5PM
  • Sundays 10AM – 5PM

*ticket may be used anytime on chosen day during operating hours.  Rides are first come, first serve.

They are noted on the Winterfest map here.

Lake George Area Winterfest

 

Winterfest takes place Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in February 2021

ASSUMPTION OF RISK & COVID INFORMATION 

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

Please click here for the latest Travel Advisory on LakeGeorgeChamber.com 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.

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