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5 Reasons to Rent a Boat on Northern Lake George
There are so many great things to do while visiting Lake George, the history alone can send you on so many different adventures. However, one of the most popular activities families enjoy while on vacation is renting a boat, but unless you plan on hitching your own boat to the back of your truck it can become overwhelming finding the right marina to rent a boat from. Well, we’ve got you covered.
One of the best kept secrets to boating on Lake George is the northern part of the lake. Lake George is over 32 miles long and it stretches from the village of Lake George (the most southern section), all the way to Ticonderoga (the most northern area). While you will find dozens of boat rentals between Lake George and Bolton Landing there is something different, something special, about driving to the northern end to rent a boat for the day and here’s 5 reasons why.
- Less Boat Traffic
Thousands of families visit Lake George and Bolton Landing each week, so needless to say these are the two most popular areas to rent a boat. This also makes these two areas the busier spots to cruise the lake and with hundreds of vacationers navigating the waters at the same time, it’s one of the many reasons we prefer boating a few miles north! Boating on the northern end of Lake George keeps you away from the vacationers giving your family more room to cruise and find a nice relaxing spot to enjoy the sun!
- Scenic Views of the Adirondacks
When you rent a boat on the northern end of Lake George you get to see a totally different side of the Queen of American Lakes. Filled with miles of untouched mountain landscapes, historic landmarks and secret swimming spots there is no better place to experience Lake George. Some of our favorite spots to check out include The Narrows, Rodgers Rock and Fort Ticonderoga.
- Fort Ticonderoga
Speaking of Fort Ticonderoga … Everyone knows about Fort William Henry, it’s pretty hard to miss when you’re in the Lake George Village, but if you travel to the most northern end of the lake you will find a second, more authentic fort, Fort Ticonderoga. The site of the first victory of the American Revolution, Fort Ticonderoga offers a unique look into the beginning of American history and can be viewed while exploring the lake from your boat. While you’re enjoying the view make sure to find Mount Defiance, an historic landmark where the British were able to launch an attack on revolutionary soldiers stationed at Fort Ticonderoga.
- More Room for Watersports
If you’re looking to take a break from sight-seeing, there’s nothing more fun than grabbing the boat, tubes or waterskies and spending the afternoon shredding up the lake! If you and your family want to enjoy some watersports, it’s going to be awfully hard to find a calm spot if you rent a boat in the Lake George Village or Bolton Landing. That’s another reason why renting a boat in Northern Lake George is a better choice for vacationers. The northern part of the lake offers a ton of open water space and is the preferred location for many boaters looking to take out the tubes, wakeboards and waterskies for the day.
- Fishing on Lake George
If you’re looking to explore some great fishing spots the northern end of Lake George is filled with many tranquil areas to cast a line. There really isn’t a bad spot to fish on Lake George, it’s stocked with a wide variety of fish including Northern Pike, Atlantic Salmon, Large & Smallmouth Bass, Lake Trout, Perch, Pickerel and many more! The real reason you’d want to fish the northern shorelines of Lake George is simple, less boat traffic and better views!
If you’re planning a vacation to Lake George this summer and you’re looking for a great experience renting a boat, Dockside Marina located in Hague, NY is the perfect place for you and your family! We offer the most competitive rates and have a fleet of boats including pontoons, bowriders and much more!