Monday, August 29, 2022

Queen of America Lakes

 On our same adventure up into the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, we took some time to venture over to the Lake George region. Known as the "Queen of America Lakes" Lake George is 32.2 mile long and 1-3 miles wide, with a depth of 187 feet. This lake is also boasted as being a top 5 bass fishing lake in New York State. The lake is home to many varieties of fish including lake trout, northern pike, Atlantic salmon, chain pickerel, yellow perch, large & small mouth bass. You can also find brook trout at the mouth of the tributaries leading to the lake. 

We started our day by strolling through the shops of downtown. Your typical touristy shops to pick up souvenirs and local favorites.  Then decided to throw it back a little for our lunch stop at the local A&W carhop. We had Maverick in tow, so we opted to take a seat at one of the many picnic tables that they offered. 

Nothing is better than an A&W root beer in frosty mug on a hot day! 

A&W in Lake George

Alan & Jeanette, Lake George

After lunch at A&W, we decided to venture down to the beach area at Lake George, to find that the main beach, Millionaire's Beach, was closed for the day. Luckily for us the adjacent Dog Beach, which is just as nice, but significantly smaller, was open and welcomes dogs at all times. 

Maverick had a great time, along with us, in the water.

                                      He even made a new friend, who was swimming in the lake for the first                                                                                             time too!

                                                   A tired puppy after a good day in the water

Swimming in the lake was fun and refreshing but had us thinking about what we could have for dinner.
Lake George has many dog friendly restaurants, making it much easier to be traveling with Maverick. 
We decided on a barbecue place on the main strip that had nice outdoor seating called the 
Barnsider Smokehouse BBQ. 

We were pleasantly surprised by the number of selections they had on their menu. 
Everything from soups, salads, sandwiches, or full meals of BBQ selections.
Something for everyone, for sure. 
We were even more surprised at how delicious all of our selections were when they came to the table. Easily the best BBQ North of the Mason Dixon.
We enjoyed it so much, that we returned two more times during our visit, and even brought their BBQ Sauce home, which you can purchase in the little shop they have located below the restaurant. 
If you ever get the chance, and enjoy BBQ, make the stop here. 
We have been thinking of making the trip just for lunch!

Chili with Brisket on top

The best warm corn bread

Mac & Cheese & Pulled Chicken

Lake George was a fun day for sure! We will definitely be back, if not for the views, then for the root beer & BBQ. 


  1. I enjoyed reading about your adventure, thanks.

  2. Good to see your family enjoying life! I haven't been to Lake George in decades, but I remember how deep and clean the water was. Thanks for staying in touch with Alan's extended family!

  3. Great post! I love to ice fish Lake George. Still need to experience at other times of year. Your ice cold root beer on a hot day is making me thirsty!

  4. G'Day'
    Thanks for sharing your family day.

    Kindest Regards To You All,


  5. Alan,
    Thanks for sharing. That is one spot of my state I have yet to visit.
    Thanks for the view.

  6. Alan,
    A beautiful post indeed from the frosted mug to swimming in the lake to the good eat at the end! Your dad always had a way with food and made us hungry just tuning into his posts! Thank you for keeping up that fine tradition! Your mom is a beautiful woman! God bless you all and especially her! I am looking forward to spending some quality time with your family thru this blog! Thank you for bringing me (us) along on these adventures!
    Doug Duvall aka Dougsden

  7. I always appreciate your posts and adventures. Thanks for sharing.

  8. It's been since 1969 that I had an A&W Rootbeer Float... How time flies by; thank you for continuing to post. ><,)))*>

  9. To Alan's family, he is missed, his blue lines, the simple flies, his gentle and generous ways.