Coming into Lake George was a little stressful, since it was full season and the road that lead to our campground, King Phillips Campground was busy with pedestrians crossing and other tourists trying to get into the downtown area. Our campground was nice and had a woodsy feel to it, but we quickly realized that our RV Diva self’s started coming out when we found ourselves trying to quickly switch our sites to a more level one. After touring other more expensive campgrounds and just tiring ourselves out, we ended up loving our spot 🙂
We liked it primarily for the proximity to downtown, you could bike ride in very quick since the trail was 2 miles downhill to town, it took about 5 minutes to get there… the problem was coming back up. We also got our Kayak delivered to the campground and we were so happy to be able to try it out while our friends rented another so we could all enjoy the beautiful weather out on the lake, what amazing views!
We later realized that we were lucky to be in the spot we were at since we ended up enjoying several neighborly bon fires and met some new friends. The other plus was during our weekly routine, we would take breaks and walk over to the game room which happened to have a ping pong table, so we bought paddles and enjoyed our 15 minute breaks just a little more each day… not going to say who won most of them 🙂
During the weekend we would take drives to see nearby and not so near places, one of our favorites was Lake Placid, NY, a cute skiing village with cool history, since it hosted the 1932 and the 1980 Winter Olympics. We liked it so much we had to bring our friends the following weekend to see it as well and also stay the night.
Another favorite city was Burlington, Vermont, a small city located on the eastern shoreline of Lake Champlain. It has everything we look for in a new place, the scenic surroundings and also so much life, with people enjoying recreational activities outside. We happened to get lucky and just run into The “Burlington Criterium” Bike races downtown, it was so exhilarating to see. And last but not least just south of Burlington is where Magic Hat brewery is located, that was a fun and quick self guided tour with beer tastings to make the Burlington experience a pretty great one. I would definitely go back one day. It was also exciting to try to catch these ferry rides to the New York side, we made it with 2 minutes to spare to the next ferry location since the closest one to downtown had closed down a few hours before.
Never a dull moment!