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.
Sports for the Whole Family
This is where the versatility of the resort’s amenities really shine. The 18-hole, par-70 Sagamore Golf Course is ranked by publications like Golf Digest and Golfweek as one of the top courses in the country. Or, if tennis is more your speed, play a singles or doubles match on one of the resort’s four courts. If you have the kids in tow, the Sagamore Kids Club offers organized sports, Lake George activities, and arts and crafts. There’s also The Rec, an indoor area with ping-pong, video games, basketball hoops, and a rock climbing wall, among other activities.
Relaxing by the Pool
It’s nice to have the option of an indoor or outdoor pool, depending on the weather or how you’re feeling. More than 250 chaise lounges are ready and waiting on the terraced pool deck surrounding the outdoor pool, while the open-concept design around the indoor option affords gorgeous views of the Adirondack Mountains. Grab a bite and a refreshment at the Splash Pool Bar, kick back, and relax after an active morning.
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
If you golfed earlier in the day, you can recount your round 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).
A Private Boat Tour
Rather than renting a boat yourself to experience Lake George, book a private tour with Bolton Boat Tours, launching out of Diamond Point (just north of the village), and let the experts show you around. You can customize the itinerary to your preferences, and it can include tubing, cliff jumping, sightseeing, catch-and-release bass fishing, and more. This way, you’ll spend your time having fun, rather than navigating an unfamiliar boat in a new place.
Stroll the Village of Lake George
Located on the southernmost banks of the lake that shares its name, the village of Lake George features a beachy vibe with local shops, arcades, mini-golf, beaches, and restaurants and bars lining the walkable village streets. If looking to do a little shopping while the kids entertain themselves, head to the downtown stretch of Canada Street running from Shepard Park south to where it intersects with Beach Avenue. The kids can occupy themselves at Fun World Arcade or Leonilli’s Playland Arcade while you 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 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.
After-Dinner Treat at Polish Water Ice
Before leaving the village, head to this small parlor with an interior decked in bright colors, located right across the street from Shepard Park, for a frozen treat that has all the creamy satisfaction of ice cream but none of the guilt (it’s 100 percent fat free, cholesterol free, and dairy free). After trying several free samples, select from 20 flavors ranging from apple and chocolate to root beer and “sweetish” fish.
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