Lake George History Just a Few Steps Away

So we all know Lake George is beautiful, it is the Queen of American Lakes after all!

But did you know that Lake George is full of history? In fact the gateway to the Adirondacks was a key location in both the French and Indian War, and the American Revolution. Less than a half mile away is the 35-acre Battlefield park, which sits on the southern shores of the lake. The park was the site of key battles in the French and Indian War, fought between the Algonquin and Iroquois tribes. 

Within the park there are several statues, including Gen. William Johnson and King Hendricks of the Mohawks, and Father Isaac Jogues, who deemed Lake George the “Lac Du Saint Sacrement”, which means “Lake of the Blessed Sacrament”. And when you go make sure to seek out the rocky remains of the original Fort George fortress, they’re hidden but well worth the search! 

So next time you’re in Lake George, take the short walk from our motel and enjoy a day in Battlefield park. Soak in the mesmerizing views up the southern end of the lake, have a picnic, throw a football, but most importantly make sure to soak up some of our regions rich history!