Lake George Area Winterfest Activities

A List of Winterfest and Public Activities

The “WINTERFEST WRISTBAND WITH ACTIVITY” includes a choice of one of these activities in the Lake George Area!

  1. When you purchase a Winterfest wristband “with activity,” 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.  When you arrive, your wristband and activity ticket will be waiting for you here.  (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.


Snow Tubing

This is a blast. A nearby, new tubing park at West Mountain 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 uphill to the starting point. Friday nights under the lights!

Friday Nights Tickets are good from 6pm-8pm.

West Mountain is only 15 min from Lake George.

They are noted on the Winterfest map here.

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

This amazing option is available to $30 pass holders.

Enjoy a picture-postcard bucket list experience on this nearly hour-long afternoon ride through snowy forests and fields, offered by the Circle B RanchWith sleigh bells ringing, you’ll travel to a gorgeous ridge with a view of the high peaks, followed by a stop offering hot chocolate and smores over an open fire!  This is a truly unique Adirondack experience.

The rides take place in the afternoon, Friday at 3:15 pm and Saturday/Sunday 3:45 pm.   Upon booking, you’ll be able to call the ranch to coordinate and ask any questions that you may have.

The ranch is 25 minutes outside of Lake George Village.

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, 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, Dec, Jan, and Feb.  They are located across the street from High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, typically with a large crowd looking on (it’s very picturesque).


  • Fridays 10AM – 5PM
  • Saturdays 10AM – 5PM
  • Sundays 10AM – 5PM
  • And, the week following Christmas and during President’s Week, they’re open all week too.

*Ticket (yes, the one on your wristband) may be used anytime on chosen day during operating hours.  Those without a ticket will need to pay for their ride.  Rides are first come, first served.  Dog sled rides are only available through February.

They are noted on the Winterfest map here.

Cross Country Ski Package

Your half-day rental package takes place at the beautiful Garnet Hill Lodge in North River (45 min from Lake George Village).

This is a half-day, afternoon package. The trail system ticket is included, and is large and groomed.

The package includes all of the equipment you’ll need to have an enjoyable experience sliding through the woods (skis, poles, boots and trailpass):

Offered Monday – Friday.

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 most days per week, except Mondays.

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.

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 afternoon (1-4pm) package and includes all the snowshoe equipment you’ll need (snowshoes 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 Monday-Fridays.

They are noted on the Winterfest map here.

Lake George Area Winterfest


Winterfest will take place December 26th, 2022 - March 5th, 2023



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.  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.