What to Do Before & After the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival
The Lake George region offers a variety of great attractions, activities and events to enjoy while you’re in town for the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival!
Below are some of our top recommendations of Things To Do while in the Lake George Area! We hope you choose to spend some time at these great places and we thank these attractions and establishments for their continued support of the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival!
SR 9 & Rte 149| Lake George, NY 12845 | (518) 668-5777 | WEBSITE
Referred to as the “Million-Dollar Half-Mile”, the Factory Outlets of Lake George is one of the area’s most popular shopping destinations! With four centers comprised of five malls, there is certainly something for everyone.
Each of the four shopping centers, the Log Jam Outlet, Adirondack Outlet Mall, the Outlets at Lake George, and French Mountain Commons offer their own unique charm. Enjoy 45+ stores like Adidas, Coleman, L.L. Bean, Timberland, Guess, Lindt, and Tommy Hilfiger, all within walking distance of one another!
(518) 952-7700 / Clifton Park, NY 12065
(518) 381-1957 Schenectady, NY 12305
At the festival, they will have a booth near the Culinary Tent and Adirondack Brewery’s Food Truck, Hops Chop & Roll, where they will be showcasing the famous “Big Green Egg” Grills, as well as other kitchen appliances.
Check your festival program for a schedule featuring “taste tests” on each day of the festival, of foods cooked on the Big Green Egg Grills. Additionally, Big Green Egg grills will be utilized by SUNY Adirondack Culinary students for their “Iron Chef” style cookoffs!
Marcella’s Appliance Center is a family-owned appliance store with showrooms in Schenectady, NY and Clifton Park, NY. Since 1957 they have served customers throughout the Capital Region with the area’s best selection of appliances at the best prices, top-notch customer service and a dedicated service and repair team.
Marcella’s knowledge of the appliances it sells sets them apart from the competition. Visit their large showroom for a wealth of ideas and let their friendly, knowledgeable staff help you select the kitchen or laundry appliances of your dreams. With over 30,000 square-feet of inventory for more than 60 product lines, they have appliances for every budget.
A big thank you to PRESENTING SPONSOR, Adirondack Winery!
285 Canada Street | Lake George
4971 Lake Shore Dr., Bolton Landing
(518) 668-WINE | WEBSITE
Even though you will be able to try some of Adirondack Winery’s wines at the Festival, you won’t get to try them all… so be sure to put a visit to the Adirondack Winery Tasting Rooms at the top of your list of things to do while you’re in town for the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival!
Adirondack Winery’s Lake George tasting room is located in the heart of the Village, along the Trolley Line on Canada Street, right across from the Shepard Park Amphitheater. During the summer, they are open 10am to 10pm daily, offering wine tastings without reservation.
They now also have a second tasting room located just slightly further north in beautiful downtown Bolton Landing across from Tops Market! Having only opened last summer, it provides an entirely new experience for visitors!
Adirondack Winery’s wines are made locally using grapes from all over New York and beyond…and their wine list is extensive, featuring over 30 hand-crafted, award-winning wines – there’s sure to be something to satisfy your unique palate! The winery offers a variety of Wine Tasting Sessions, from their standard tasting of 7 wine with a souvenir glass, to their ultimate tasting featuring locally-made paired foods. Plus, there’s always something going on at Adirondack Winery… check out their busy events schedule>>
Adirondack Winery’s Tasting Room is consistently ranked as one of the top attractions in our region. They have won several Best of Lake George and Best of the Region Awards, and are ranked among the Top Things to Do in Lake George on Trip Advisor! Find out why for yourself!
57 Beach Rd | (518) 668-5777 | WEBSITE
Established in 1817, the Lake George Steamboat Company has been operating on Lake George for over 200 years! Offering daily, varied length cruises upon their 3 large ships from May to October, the Lake George Steamboats are one of the area’s top attractions.
NEW THIS YEAR! Adirondack Wine & Food Festival themed cruises are available Friday, Saturday & Sunday night of festival weekend aboard the Lac Du Saint Sacrement! Enjoy Wine from Adirondack Winery, beer from Adirondack Brewery, spirits from Lake George Distilling and More! Plus, indulge in their unique dinner buffet featuring foods that are perfectly prepared with and paired with Adirondack Winery wines! Book in Advance because these cruises do sell out!
Each ship offers its’ own unique experience! Want a fun way to break up the day that’s fitting for the whole family? The Minne-Ha-Ha offers an hour-long cruise, 7 times a day along with a Friday night Pirate Adventure Cruise!
Needing a new date night idea? The Mohican offers a variety of cruises, from one that tours the entire length of the 32-mile long Lake George, as well as a food cruise most evenings during the week! With daily themes like Taco Tuesday, Mac n’ Cheese Wednesday, Pizza Thursday and Taco Friday, you’ll have your pick of a fun evening!
Are you looking for something in the middle? The Lac du Saint Sacrement provides a two-hour Luncheon and Dinner cruise daily! In addition, a Champagne Sunday Brunch cruise is also offered and has quickly become a fan favorite!
9 Halfmoon Crossing, Clifton Park, NY 12065 | (518) 688-0153 | WEBSITE
Located conveniently off of I-87 in Clifton Park, Exit 9 is widely recognized as a destination wine and liquor store, one of the largest in the state. Exit 9 prides itself on carrying an unmatched selection of hand-crafted New York Wines & Spirits (at last count they had over 550 NY products!).
Many of the wines and spirits you fall in love with at the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival will be available to purchase at Exit 9 Wine & Liquor all year long! They have an excellent website where you can order and ship right to your door… along with excellent prices and a loyalty program!
V.I.P. Attendees, you have Exit 9 Wine & Liquor to thank for your 6 bottle wine bags you get when you attend!!
Visitors experiencing Crossgates Mall can enjoy everything from a day of shopping with their best friends to a fun night out bowling, dancing or watching the newest movie releases on the big IMAX screen! With the kid-friendly Billy Beez to the family-friendly Dave & Buster’s, laughs and entertainment are found at every corner. So make your day a unique one, whichever way you choose to experience it.
Conveniently located off of Exit 24 on I-90 (the NYS Thruway) and I-87, Crossgates Mall is easy to reach from every direction as the perfect destination for shopping.
(518) 321-2186 | WEBSITE
Proud sponsors of our new cocktail demonstration schedule under the SUNY culinary tent!
Looking for something fun to do in Lake George after a day at the festival? Rated as the best nightlife event in Lake George, no one does it bigger than the Lake George Bar Crawl! Your local guide brings awesome people together and leads you and your new friends to the best bars in Lake George. Including drink discounts, group games, a scavenger hunt, prizes, and more – you won’t want to miss this!
Beginning on foot at the Centennial Fountain in Shephard Park, this fun and unique event starts at 10pm every weekend during the summer! Make sure you sign up beforehand for discounted access and show up about 10 minutes early to check-in, get wristbands, and meet the rest of your new friends.
Be sure to check out their website for more info on pricing and what to expect from your night out on the town!
3940 Lake Shore Dr. | Diamond Point, NY 12824 | WEBSITE
Proud sponsors of our new cocktail demonstration schedule under the SUNY Adirondack culinary tent!
See the real Lake George with your very own local captain! Rated the best private boat tours on Lake George since 2015, Bolton Boat Tours firmly believes that the hassle of renting your own boat is something that you shouldn’t have to deal with while you’re trying to enjoy your vacation.
Enjoy a multitude of experiences including tubing on the open water, swimming and lounging in the calm bays, cliff jumping, light-tackle catch and release fishing, and more! Pack your cooler, sit back and relax – you’re in good hands!
Be sure to check out their website for more info on pricing and what to expect from your time out on the water! *Reservations are required.
4955 Lake Shore Dr | Bolton Landing, NY 12814 | WEBSITE
Located in the heart of Bolton Landing, Adirondack Cotton Co. is proud to be Bolton’s premiere boutique! Adirondack Cotton is all about boutique shopping at affordable prices. Clothing, jewelry, purses, accessories, gifts and more – check out their latest trends at great prices!
4955 Lake Shore Dr | Bolton Landing, NY 12814 | WEBSITE
Located within the Adirondack Cotton Co. Boutique, Bolton Landing Olive Oil Co. offers a wide range of specialty olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and other specialty gifts! With flavors like Fresh Basil, Roasted Garlic, and White Peach Balsamic, they offer something for every palate!
Conveniently located off I-87 at Exit 19, Aviation Mall is a staple of the Lake George region. With stores including Target, JC Penney, Sears, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Victoria’s Secret / Pink, 99 Restaurant and so many more, Aviation Mall makes a great shopping stop while you’re in town. See the full mall directory here>>
Best of all, Aviation Mall features a Regal Cinema that was recently updated with the most fantastic movie theater seating you will ever experience! Theaters are on a smaller scale due to this seating, so be sure to buy your tickets in advance online… you get to pick your seats!!
Aviation Mall is also a convenient Park & Ride location for the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival, with a convenient Trolley stop located on the main road outside the mall. Park your car, take the trolley to the festival, enjoy Lake George and return for a movie, dinner or shopping at Aviation Mall!
1035 US Route 9 | Queensbury, NY 12804 | (518) 792-8989 | WEBSITE
A fun and energetic place for the whole family! The Best Mini Golf, Go Karts, Laser Tag, Ninja Challenge Course, Roller Skating in the Lake George Area.
Our huge 1500 square foot Kid’s Spot indoor playground completes our attractions to make The Fun Spot – “Your Place for Family Fun”. We offer things to do in Lake George that are fun for the entire family in a safe, clean, well-supervised environment. Parents are always welcome to watch their children free of charge.
Open daily until 11pm, some activities are weather dependent.
The Fun Spot is also the Official Sponsor of the Kids Activity Tent at the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival and will have yard games, bubbles and more available for kids to take a break!
5 Mill Road | Lake George, NY 12845 | (518) 685-3317 | WEBSITE
The Lake George Region’s most exhilarating new attraction — The Eagle Flyer zip line — offers a one-of-a-kind experience from the summit of French Mountain. Soar above the treetops as high as 125 feet off the ground, with unsurpassed views of Lake George and the spectacular Adirondack Mountains.
The fun begins before you even reach the platform. Ride to the top of French Mountain aboard one of our Austrian Pinzgauer military off-road vehicles. Four side-by-side high-speed ziplines allow you and your friends to race each other down the mountain. Operated by ADK Extreme LLC. ADK Eagle Flyer is designed and built by Zip-Flyer, the world-renowned engineer of some of the longest and fastest zip lines in the world, in places like Nepal, Vail and Breckenridge, Colorado, Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas
It’s an Adirondack adrenaline rush like no other!
4941 Lake Shore Dr, Bolton Landing
(518) 848-0601 | WEBSITE
Forest Hill Trading Company is a family oriented shop that offers a unique array of Adirondack Charm! Shop and browse furniture, gifts, coffee, baked goods, ice cream, and more! Surrounded by graceful pines and the peaceful forests of the Adirondacks, Forest Hill is just a short distance north of Lake George Village, and all the attractions it has to offer.
In 2017, Forest Hill opened their second location in downtown Bolton Landing with an excellent selection of Adirondack Gifts, wine-related gifts AND a small cafe featuring delicious desserts!
Forest Hill is also located on the trolley line for your convenience in traveling to and from the Wine & Food Fest!
1133 Route 9 | Queensbury, NY 12804 | (518) 793-0372 | WEBSITE
Known to locals and tourists alike, Martha’s offers its visitors an atmosphere described to be that of an old-fashioned ice cream parlor with a fun friendly vibe.
As a local, it is the place to stop after a meal or special occasion. For the tourist, it has been said to be their first stop when they come into town and their last stop before they leave. Martha’s is a must stop if you are in the area!
Ice Cream: Sun – Thurs 11 – 9 and Fri – Sat 11 – 10
Grill: (Closes 1 Hour Earlier) Sun – Thurs 11 – 8 and Fri – Sat 11-9
48 Canada Street | Lake George, NY 12845 | (518) 668-5471 | WEBSITE
An exciting piece of history just waiting to be explored!
Sitting atop a small rise, Fort William Henry commanded the southern end of Lake George November 1755 to August 1757 during the French & Indian War.
You will meet a guide dressed in 18th-century military costume to begin your tour. The guide will explain the weapons and warfare of the period including conducting live firing demonstrations of musket and cannon along with a musket ball molding demonstration. Following your guided tour, a self-guided tour will take you through the museum and its many exhibits.
Open Daily: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (Last Admission 4:30 pm)
33 Canada Street | Lake George, NY 12845 | (518) 668-0002 | WEBSITE
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to sample Adirondack Brewery’s beers and food when you come to the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival; however, don’t miss the opportunity to TOUR the brewery where the magic happens!
Located right across the street from the Festival, Adirondack Brewery offers tours on Tuesdays and Fridays at 5pm and on Saturdays at 11:30am!
Before or after your tour, try an array of their hand-crafted beers at the Brew Pub by ordering a sampler platter!