There's lots of fun things to do nearby

With gasoline prices rising again, who needs to travel afar for adventure, when there's such a variety of exciting things to do nearby in Warren and Hamilton counties?

Whether it's an expedition into the wilderness, a pleasant short hike or a more restful lake cruise or train ride, there's so much to do in the southern Adirondack region.

How about a day exploring the pristine waters of one of the many lakes or rivers?

In Lake George, cruising on the lake means riding on one of the famed vessels of the Lake George Steamboat Co. - a prime attraction for generations of residents and visitors alike. Three vessels, including the charming Minne-Ha-Ha paddle-wheeler, cruise the lakewaters daily.

Before and afterwards, enjoy lakeside dining at the Boardwalk Restaurant, known for its fine food and ambiance.

Not far away in Lake George Village on Canada St., there's the Adirondack Winery, which handcrafts an incredible variety of wines that are sure to please the palate.

Located across from Shepard Park, they offer not only a stock of wines they create on-site, but wine tastings that include a wine glass to take home as a souvenir. These affordable samplings are fun, offering comparisons between various types of wines. They are even more inexpensive with the $1-off coupon included in this issue. Adirondack Winery's proprietors know their wine-making. Their Pinot Noir won a Silver Medal at the recent International Eastern Wine Competition and their Chardonnay won a Bronze Medal at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.

Down Canada St. is the incomparable Georgian Resort, which not only offers accommodations but the best in lakeside dining. They're well known as the place for conventions, banquets and exciting entertainment. Check out this year's special discounts for their accommodations, which include well-appointed special suites.

Those visiting Lake George will want to put their golfing skills to the test at Top of the World Golf Resort, not far away off Lockhart Rd.The course offers stunning panoramic views of Lake George, as well as the cozy ambiance and good food of the Farm House Restaurant, which now offers a new Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 668-3000 for details.

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