Whether you are an avid skier, soccer player, marathon runner, or beach volleyball player, the Lake George region is the perfect “sport-cation” destination for your next sporting event. Located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, encompassing the famous “Queen of American Lakes,” the Lake George region is easily accessible by car via I-87, and is one hour from Albany Airport, 3.5 hours from New York City and Boston, 2.5 hours from Montreal and 4 hours from Philadelphia.
The region boasts more than 6,600 guest rooms, more than 200 outdoor recreational activities and cultural attractions (from white water rafting and hiking, to ziplining, historical forts and a Six Flags amusement park), and enables athletes and visitors alike to combine world-class sport facilities with affordable lodging, exciting activities, walkable villages and a family-friendly atmosphere year-round. The region also hosts numerous special events throughout the year, including the Adirondack Balloon fest, the Lake George Food and Wine Festival, and the Painted Pony Championship Rodeo, complete with Texas-style BBQ. Be sure to save time to visit the Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail, which includes over 28 local breweries, cideries, and distilleries for tastings and visitations.
From mountains to lakes, arenas and fields, the Lake George region has both natural and traditional sporting venues for youth and professional sports. The area features Golden Goal Sports Complex, Glens Falls Civic Center, Adirondack Sports Complex and East Field, and has been home to numerous high level events and tournaments over the years, including the NYS Fall & Winter Regional Special Olympics, the ECHL Hockey All Star Games, USSA National Qualifiers, FC Bayern-GPS Premier soccer elite training camps, NY Red Bulls training camp, Prime Time Lacrosse National Lacrosse Invitational, U.S. Orienteering Individual Championships, the Ragnar Relay, and the Adirondack Triathlon Festival.
So, when considering a location for your next sporting event, come to the Lake George Region and get more play time IN and OUT of your game. We’re not just a sporting destination—we’re your sporting vacation!