While April means the end of snow (hopefully!), the month also brings its fair share of rainy days to Bolton Landing on Lake George. A day of pouring rain can put a damper on your vacation. Fortunately, Bolton Landing has plenty of indoor activities to keep you and your family occupied during those early spring days when the weather just won’t cooperate.
Shoppers can spend an entire day browsing the variety of stores and boutiques in Bolton Landing. Buy a new sundress or some handmade jewelry to complete your evening look. Peruse a selection of t-shirts, bathing suits, beach bags, and more with the outline of Lake George emblazoned on the product. Bring a piece of Lake George home with you from one of several antique and gift shops that specialize in lake- and Adirondack-themed products. Kids love exploring the shops in Bolton Landing, including a colorful candy store, a Native American-themed gift shop, and a kid’s clothing store full of funny t-shirts and cool toys.
An entire day of historical entertainment can be found only a short drive from Bolton Landing. Visit Fort Ticonderoga and discover the area’s vast historical significance. Learn about the 18th century battles that changed the course of history. Watch a soldier demonstrate how to fire a musket. Explore the upper reaches of Lake George on the Carillon boat tour, learning about battles on the lake and underwater shipwrecks. While Fort Ticonderoga isn’t completely inside, many of their activities will keep you inside.
Since you’re on vacation in Bolton Landing, a rainy day is the perfect opportunity to explore a museum. Visit the Bolton Historical Museum on Main Street to learn the history of Bolton Landing on Lake George. Head to the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake and take in exhibits such as “Life in the Adirondacks,” about the Adirondacks and the people who live in the park, or “Boats and Boating in the Adirondacks,” about the early importance of watercrafts for both transportation and leisure. Another museum opportunity can be found at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Cross a web of bridges high above the forest, exploring the inside of a humongous tree, a giant bird nest, and more natural wonders. Animal-lovers have the opportunity to get up close and personal to Adirondack wildlife.
For some all out fun on a rainy day, drive to Lake George and bowl a strike at Lake George Lanes & Games. Try to bowl a perfect game, play a round of golf or hit a homerun in their sports simulator, and play a game of laser tag in their Adirondack Fort-themed arena. More opportunities for rainy day fun can be found at the Fun Spot. Bring your roller blades or rent a pair and skate lap-after-lap around their rink, singing along to your favorite songs. Play awesome video games in their arcade or laser-blast your family in a game of laser tag.
What are your favorite rainy day activities in Bolton Landing?