When it comes to things to do in Lake George, the beauty of staying at The Sagamore Resort is that you can easily immerse yourself in all the resort has to offer for a day and then resurface to experience the best of the nearby towns.
Day On at The Sagamore Resort
Breakfast at La Bella Vita
The quality of the breakfast at La Bella Vita is matched by the restaurant’s setting – a warm, richly decorated interior with the option to eat alfresco on the restaurant’s deck, surrounded by picturesque views. Diners can choose from the buffet or order off the menu, which includes customer favorites like the breakfast panini, lobster eggs benedict, and the lemon ricotta pancakes.
Stroll the Resort’s Nature Trail
Running along the shoreline of Green Island while popping in and out of the woods and over a scenic bridge, the resort’s winding Nature Trail offers up-close-and-personal views of Lake George in all its glory.
Relaxing by the (Indoor) Pool
It wouldn’t be a vacation without a dip in a pool – and luckily, The Sagamore Resort offers the option of a heated indoor pool, surrounded by chaise lounges and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the surrounding Adirondack Mountains.
A Visit to the Spa
A pre-dinner massage is the perfect way to completely decompress and work out any lingering stress. The Spa and Salon at The Sagamore has a variety of treatment options available, like the Signature Custom Massage (tailored to your body’s needs) and the Deep Tissue Massage (helps relieve muscle discomfort after strenuous activity). There are also skin treatments, like the Signature Custom Facial (addresses your specific skin needs), the Executive Men’s Facial, or more intensive clinical facial treatments – all carried out by experienced therapists.
Dinner at The Club Grill
Recount the day at The Club Grill Steakhouse, a ruggedly elegant restaurant in a Tudor-style building that sits on a hill above the course. Premium steaks cuts (think ribeye, filet mignon, and New York strip) are the menu’s highlights, and tasty sides, like the loaded baked potato, macaroni and cheese, and grilled asparagus, top off a full, delicious meal.
A Nightcap at Mr. Brown’s Pub
The warm wood aesthetic (on the bar, tables, chairs, ceiling, and floor) and the antler chandeliers at Mr. Brown’s Pub are perfectly Adirondack. And, with beverage service until midnight and live entertainment, it’s the ideal spot to wind down your day.
Day Off in Lake George
Breakfast at Bolton Beans
You’ll pass right by this iconic breakfast joint in Bolton on your way to the village of Lake George from the resort, so be sure to stop. Set in a 1946 Worcester Lunch Car with all original stainless steel and cobalt blue stools, Bolton Beans might be perceived as just a diner, but it’s more like a barista’s dream, with specialty hot chocolates, lattes, espressos, and cappuccinos. Try their famous caramel vanilla latte and pair it with their equally famous breakfast plate, the Adirondack Hungry Person (two pancakes, two eggs, bacon and sausage, and toast).
Stroll the Village of Lake George
Located on the southernmost banks of the lake that shares its name, the village of Lake George is known in the summer for its beachy vibe with local arcades, mini-golf, beaches, and bars lining the walkable village streets. But it’s also a great shopping mecca. Head to the downtown stretch of Canada Street running from Shepard Park south to where it intersects with Beach Avenue and hop in and out of gift boutiques, like The Corner Stone Gifts, Live Love Laugh, or The Tom Tom Shop. If your tastes lean a little more toward gourmet souvenirs, you’ll also find the Lake George Olive Oil Company, Adirondack Winery, and Lake George Distilling Co. along this stretch.
Dinner at Lake George Beach Club
This lively two-story waterfront restaurant features two outdoor patios (covered and heated in the cooler seasons) serving up some of the best views of the lake you’ll find in the village. As for the food, expect classic American dishes, from burgers and paninis to surf and turf, plus a craft draft list that highlights local brews, like the Bear Naked Ale brewed just down the road at Adirondack Pub & Brewery.
An After-Dinner Treat
Located just across the street from the Lake George Beach Club, Nina’s Sweet Shoppe is a classic candy store, perfect for an after-dinner treat. Homemade desserts include to-die-for fudge flavors, crispy and creamy ice cream waffle sandwiches, and their signature salt water taffy.
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