A Lake George Thanksgiving 2019 in the Adirondacks

Hi Everyone,

Greetings from the Lake George region of the Adirondack Mountains in New York State. I’ve actually already been here nine days and will be spending Thanksgiving here too!

So, I thought it would be fun to do a little post about this exquisite part of the country I’m in, right now.


For those of  you not so familiar with New York State, you might be surprised to see how big it actually is.


New York State definitely has all four seasons. And, the biggest city in the country. In addition, we have the largest park in the 48 contiguous states.

I know. I didn’t know that either, but the Adirondack Park, where Lake George is located is an immense 6 million square acre park in northeastern New York State.


New York State - Adirondack Park

Above you can see the large fairly oval darker area. That is the Adirondack Park.


Lake George New York

Lake George is in its south eastern side. And while it’s nearly 33 miles long, it is far from the only lake in the Adirondack State Park.

In fact, there are more than 10,000 lakes with 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, and a wide variety of habitats including wetlands and old-growth forests. (via Wikipedia)


And, there are well over 100 towns and villages, with a total population of 132,000 permanent humans. That swells to around 200,000 during the summer.


The Adirondack Park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963.


@thesagamoreresort - lake george NY

@thesagamoreresort – lake george NY


A wider shot of the Sagamore Resort.


Bolton Landing, about a third of the way up the lake on it’s western shore is the home of the Iconic and incredibly elegant Sagamore Resort.


I hope to get over there some day. We were going to have lunch there, yesterday, but they’re closed right now.

As you can well imagine, this area being a summer-time destination, it’s pretty desolate at this time of year. While sparsely populated in the winter, the summer-time population grows by about 50,000 each summer for Lake George, alone.

Also included in the Adirondack Park in the north is Lake Placid and Lake Champlain which spills over into Canada.


@theyellownote - Bolton Landing - the Sagamore Hotel@theyellownote – Bolton Landing – the Sagamore Hotel


Love this insta account by Briana Lyons. I think you’ll enjoy following that one!

For some of my other favorite instagram accounts click here.


Village of Lake George - November 2019 L Home BlogThe photo above and the next three were taken by me, yesterday when we drove over to the village of Lake George, at the southern end of the lake.


Lac du Saint Sacrement - Lake George NY

The original name of Lake George was Lac du Saint Sacrement. However, the English renamed it “George” after King George, of course.


Lake George village November 2019 L Home Blog

As you can well-imagine, the southern end of the lake is mobbed in the summer. Not so now.


Lake George - November 2019 L Home BlogLake George – November 2019 – photo by me.

It was freezing here last week, but yesterday and today it got well up into the 40s and as you can see with mostly clear skies.


@owenassocre - Bolton Landing - Lake George - Real Estate - Summer Rental discounted price $14,400 - one week!

@owenassocre – Bolton Landing – Lake George – Real Estate

They put this summer rental up as a last minute REDUCED price of only $14,400 – for one week! I wonder what they normally get for this place! It’s quite large so it would be great for a large family reunion.


Adirondackphotography on instagram old barn, Washington, County NY

@adirondackphotography on instagram old barn, Washington, County NY

Washington County is just to the east of Lake George which is in Warren County.

Another beautiful account belonging to a talented photographer.


@userwiththatnamealreadyexists - Adirondack relick

@userwiththatnamealreadyexists – Adirondack relick

Clever handle on insta and a gorgeous account!



John_Frederick_Kensett_-_Lake_George circa 1860


@theyellownote - Glensfalls NY@glensfallsliving – Glensfalls NY – another gorgeous account by Briana Lyons! I love that she’s in a lot of her shots but her face is away from the camera.

Glens Falls is a charming town just to the south of Lake George and at the southern end of the Adirondack Park. We are just to the north of Glens Falls and east of the lake.


mackenzi-martin-via Unsplash - Lake George - AutumnMackenzi-Martin-via Unsplash – Lake George – Autumn

No words required. :]


@theyellownote autumn Lake George - adirondack chairs

@theyellownote autumn Lake George and Adirondack chairs

The first time I came up here about six weeks ago was peak season for leaf peepers. The traffic on the roads added a good 45 minutes to my trip.



Via the Brooklyn Museum_John_William_Casilear_Lake_George_1857

Lake George was the subject of many artists in the 19th century. Many, such as this artist belonged to the Hudson River School of Art.


Lake George - Fort Ann NY - Adirondack Park

Above photo taken by me, today at sunset of our view facing southeast. My boyfriend is planning on burning that brush pile this weekend. No worries! Believe me; he knows what he’s doing.


Lake George region New York - November snow 2019

Similar view taken a week ago during a mid-November snow storm. Even for up here, that’s early.


viamikejanuszkiewicz - Adirondack ice climbing - Poke-O-Moonshinevia@mikejanuszkiewicz – Adirondack ice climbing – Poke-O-Moonshine

Yes, it’s as dangerous as it looks.


@Travelingmomster Lake George Winter snowfall

@Travelingmomster Lake George Winter snowfall

She has a lot of cool photos, too!


via ny12883 on instagram Lake George Sunset in Ticonderoga NYvia ny12883 on instagram Lake George Sunset in Ticonderoga NY

Another gorgeous shot by talented Stephen Lemieux. His account is full of “em!


via @userwiththatnamealreadyexists - fabulous instagram account - Adirondack Mountains milky way

via @userwiththatnamealreadyexists – on instagram – Adirondack Mountains milky way

If you haven’t checked out this instagram account already, I highly recommend that you do. Extraordinarily beautiful photography. And dozens of these milky way images. Really cool!

Well, that’s it for me this evening.

My son is coming up tomorrow, mid-day and then my boyfriend’s daughter later in the evening.

So, so much to be grateful for!

Here’s wishing everyone a joyous Thanksgiving Holiday!


Oh, wait just a red-hot minute! ;]


There are some absolutely sick sales going on right now. Like 30% off on One Kings Lane and yeah… your promo code works with that too, so there are thousands of items at 40% off!

And, there are more amazing sales too, like Serena and Lily site-wide sale at 25% off. So, please check out the newly updated hot sales pages.

Also, if you’re looking for decorating and/or gift ideas, please check out the holiday shop.

I’ll see most of you on Friday. That’s the day I begin my annual diet that consists of nothing but pumpkin pie with home-made whipped cream!




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