A woman jots down items on a notepad as she prepares her travel packing list for a Lake George vacation.Making a trip to Lake George, New York, seems like a rite of passage for many metropolitan families living on the northeastern seaboard. With its sparkling waterways and expansive foothills, the Adirondack Mountains offer the perfect setting for a summer retreat full of outdoor recreation and unforgettable memories. Further adding to the intrigue of an Adirondacks getaway, in the heart of it all, The Lodges at Cresthaven boast ideal accommodations ranging from hotel-style rooms and suites to vacation rental homes. Although we’ve slowed for the winter, we’re already thinking about all of our guests hoping to go swimming and spend some time in the sun. As such, we want to help make the most of your summer plans by providing you with a short travel packing list for a Lake George vacation. 

Lake George Travel Packing List

Planning the ultimate family vacation can take a bit of planning, but you’ll be happy you did when everything falls into place. Making a travel packing list will give you a better understanding of your vacation inventory and peace of mind. Furthermore, having a list of all your items will be the most exact way to know what you need to pick up from the store when you get to Lake George. Below, we share a few must-have items you’ll want to bring on your trip.

Insect Repellent

Even though we don’t have a ton of bugs at the resort, you may find yourself wandering around the forested foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Gnats, flies, and mosquitoes have their purpose in the circle of life, but that doesn’t mean you should have to tolerate their bites and buzzes! You’ll definitely want at least one canister of bug spray on your travel packing list.

Various Types of Clothing

Many people visit the Lake George recreational area during the summer, mostly because there are so many excellent outdoor opportunities. With that in mind, the clothes you wear hiking may not be the best for cruising around in a boat or lounging on the beach. Having a broad range of clothes in your suitcase will go a long way in making the most of your Adirondacks getaway. 

Sun and Heat Protection

Sunscreen will help protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, but sunglasses, hats, and shawls will provide an extra layer of safety. Sunscreen prevents you from sustaining burns, and additional clothing will reduce the odds of you getting heat exhaustion. What’s more, sunglasses will help keep you from squinting, which can lead to “sun headaches.” Having a bottle of drinking water is also a good idea. 

Lake George Family Resorts in the Adirondack Mountains

A stunning wide-angle interior view of a Lake George vacation rental.We understand that there are plenty of reasonable Lake George family resorts to choose from this summer, so that’s why we make it a point to stand out from the rest by providing a safe environment with a bevy of recreational activities. Now that you have your travel packing list in order, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll spend your days in the Adirondack Mountains this summer. In the meantime, be sure to ask about Lake George Area Winter Fest and how you can save 15% off your winter getaway when you book with The Lodges at Cresthaven! For more information or to make a reservation, please reach out to us online or call 800-853-1632.