Looking for a getaway location that offers a more relaxing pace than a big-city destination without skimping on things to do and see? Near the waters of Lake George, you’ll find the town of Warrensburg NY. This little hamlet might not have the up-all-night excitement of the Big Apple, but it’s a great place to unwind, relax and explore the beauty only the Adirondack Mountains can provide.
Located only a hop, skip and jump from the Village of Lake George, Warrensburg ny bills its self as a “four season community.” The town was established on the Schroon and Hudson rivers in the southeast corner of Adirondack Park. Known as a shopping destination, the town has a thriving business community that welcomes visitors to explore antique shops, gift stores, clothing stores and more. Plus, it’s only a short drive to the Lake George outlets.
If shopping is a passion, Warrensburg NY is the place to be in October. This is when the town opens up to play host to the World’s Largest Garage Sale. This event draws vendors from all over the country and pulls in an estimated 100,000 shoppers to explore everything from antiques and furniture to memorabilia and more.
There are plenty of restaurants worth exploring here, too. Fine restaurants, like George Henry's at 3735 Main St. and the Grist Mill at 100 River St., are always poised to serve up fine fare.
Should the great outdoors beckon, this Warren County town is a sight for sore eyes. Its convenient location within the Adirondack chain means there are outdoor activities worth exploring in the spring, summer, winter and fall. Gore Mountain skiing is just a short drive away in the winter and ice fishing is also a possibility. In the warmer months, there’s water rafting, boating and even canoeing on the Schroon or Hudson rivers to consider. When the weather’s nice, this is also a great starting point for hiking.
Those who visit this area will also find it is ideal for camping, but the accommodations here won’t disappoint those who seek a less rustic vacation. Warrensburg has many places to stay at. Plus, Lake George lodging, including resorts and rentals are also nearby.
Tourism here is boosted by the area’s rich history and the natural beauty of the region. The town itself is home to the Warrensburg Museum of Local History, which “highlights the town's early industries from garment factories to saw mills.” It also plays host to special exhibits throughout the year.
For those who like to take lots of pictures on their trips, this area provides a picturesque backdrop. The historic town buildings combine with the mountains to create impressive scenes. There’s also the natural stone bridge and caves in Pottersville, NY, that are worth a photo or 10. The beautiful fall foliage in autumn in the Adirondack Mountains also captures the attention of those with an eye for pictures.
Whether you’re looking for a nice place for a wedding, just want to escape the workaday world or love to shop, Warrensburg NY, is a great place to go. Its natural beauty and unique attractions make it a tourism destination year –round.