Best Places to Live on Lake George – Part 3 of 4
Lake George’s Northwest End
Past the town of Bolton Landing and Northwest Bay, Route 9N crosses the Tongue Mountain Range. This forever wild state land offers hikers several trails with spectacular views of the lake, as well as a cluster of state islands known as the Mother Bunch Islands. Just north of the islands, on the western shore of Lake George, is Sabbath Day Point, followed by Silver Bay and the beautiful Adirondack towns of Hague and Ticonderoga NY. The area boasts several shoreline communities and private homes, as well as boat rentals and sales, restaurants, resorts and so much more.
The Town of Hague NY
On your way into Hague, nestled on the shores of Silver Bay, you’ll find the Northern Lake George Resort, as well as several other small motels and private homes. The area’s commercial properties and businesses include Snug Harbor Marina and boat rentals, the Hacker Boat Company, where you can purchase classic wooden boats, and the biggest attraction to this area, the Silver Bay YMCA. This huge nonprofit center has a hotel, a gymnasium, several housing facilities, a cafeteria, an ice cream & snack shop, an expansive beach, a large boathouse, and so much more. In fact, the YMCA in Silver Bay is currently involved in a $13,000,000 expansion project, which is expected to be a tremendous boost for the local community.
Hague is a quaint town with a small deli and grocery, antique shops, a town beach and parking for boats. Residents and guests dine side-by-side at The Hague Fire House Restaurant, while the Trout House Village Resort offers lakeside cottage rentals. One of the town’s historic attractions, the Ruah Bed & Breakfast, is a one-hundred-year-old home filled with beautiful art and memorable antiques, on a hill overlooking Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains.
Lake George Bays and Islands
The northern end of Lake George offers residents and a guests a plethora of bays, including Forest Bay, Slacks Bay, Cooks Bay, Echo Bay and Hearts Bay. There are also a number of state islands along Hague’s shoreline, including the WaltonianIslands, Flirtation Island and Asis Island. All are easy to access and ideal for picnicking and camping.
The Town of Ticonderoga, NY
North of Hague, on your way into Ticonderoga, you’ll find Roger's Rock State Park with public camp sites, a boat launching ramp and a beautiful beach. The town of Ticonderoga itself sits at the very top of Lake George. An old mill town, it was the home of the International Pulp and Paper Companybefore it moved north in the 1970s.
As you enter Ticonderoga, you’ll see a large valley and the Ticonderoga Country Club to the west. A beautiful 18-hole golf course and restaurant, nestled into a stunning landscape. The town of Ticonderoga has all the conveniences of a small town, as well as a Walmart and a small community college. At the far end of Ticonderoga, Lake George empties into Lake Champlain, where there’s a state park community area, a large waterfall and several picnic spots. Tucked behind the waterfall is the town’ssmall hydro-electric plant for making electricity.
Shoreline Communities & Private Homes on Lake George
Both Hague and Ticonderoga are lovely year-round communities, and popular locations for second homes on Lake George. Between Sabbath Day Point all the way to the end of Hague, and into Ticonderoga, there are a variety of roads and driveways leading out to shoreline communities and private homes on Lake George. Arcady Bay Estates, Pine Cove Road, Friends Point, Forest Bay Road, Baldwin, Howes Landing and Delano Point are just a few of the area’s most sought-after residential communities.
Interested in Buying a Home on Lake George?
One of the best aspects of living on the northwest end of Lake George is the wonderful small town feel – just what you’d expect from a home in the Adirondacks! If you’re interested in learning more about Lake George Real Estate or searching for your dream property on the lake, contact me to set up a meeting today or call (518) 361-0230.