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My husband and I are 30-something Bostonians with a passion for good food, fine company and exploring new places both near and far.  Follow along as I document our adventures and share my tips for traveling, dining and entertaining in style.

Independence Day Getaway: Lake George, New York

Independence Day Getaway: Lake George, New York

Celebrating the Fourth of July in the Adirondack Mountains

Boating back to Bolton's Landing.

As a non-native New Englander, my childhood summers were spent at the lake and the "shore" rather than the Cape and Nantucket.  I have many fond memories of family vacations to scenic Lake George, New York, a resort village nestled deep in the Adirondack mountains.    This Independence Day, we decided to pack up the car (and the dog) and head west to explore the charming towns and villages of the Lake George Region, an area which offers a unique blend of rustic heritage and Gilded Age elegance. 


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First opening its doors in 1883, the Sagamore Resort has welcomed guests to the shores of Lake George's Bolton Landing for over a century.   Poised on the southern end of Green Island, the hotel offers captivating views and year-round activities that embrace the natural splendor of the Adirondacks.

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Dining lakeside at the Pavilion offers magnificent vistas of the lake along with artfully-prepared local cusine.

This red, white and blue Vineyard Vines dress was made for celebrating the Fourth of July, and a festive hair-bow dresses up simple strappy sandls.

This red, white and blue Vineyard Vines dress was made for celebrating the Fourth of July, and a festive hair-bow dresses up simple strappy sandls.

Boating is the only acceptable form of transport between Bolton Landing and Lake George Village.

Boating is the only acceptable form of transport between Bolton Landing and Lake George Village.

My favorite Tuckernuck dress was made for strolling the lush grounds of the Sagamore Hotel.

My favorite Tuckernuck dress was made for strolling the lush grounds of the Sagamore Hotel.

A trip to Lake George would not be complete without a scenic boat cruise on the Minne-Ha-Ha, an authentic steamboat built on the lake in 1969. The calliope on her top deck plays merrily, powered by steam from the boat's own boiler. The whistle blows. The bright red paddle wheel dips into the crystal clear waters of Lake George. All aboard!

I found this adorable and festive frock at Soodee Beacon Hill, one of my favorite local boutiques.

I found this adorable and festive frock at Soodee Beacon Hill, one of my favorite local boutiques.


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