Located in the Adirondack Park in Upstate New York and greatly admired for its innate beauty that spans 32 miles long and 3 miles wide with depths reaching nearly 200 feet, Lake George today is overflowing in history everywhere and actually played a critical part in the ultimate founding of these United States of America. The source of American liberty can be alleged to have started out here.
In 1755, there was the Battle of Lake George between British and French, which is believed to be one of the first major victories for the British against the French.
Fort William Henry and Fort Ticonderoga, played crucial roles in shaping the course of history through a series of important events including major battles in the French & Indian War, blocking French or British military advances from Canada, and having the first victory of the American Revolution.
When you visit Lake George there are signs on the side of roads marking important sites, monuments in parks honoring fallen war heroes, and even some of the lake's most popular attractions name from its history (like the Lac du Saint Sacrement, the largest boat in the Lake George Steamboat Company's fleet, that was named after the lake's original moniker).
Thomas Jefferson himself could not have said it better in a letter to his daughter in 1791, "Lake George is without comparison, the most beautiful water I ever saw; formed by a contour of mountains into a basin... finely interspersed with islands, its water limpid as crystal, and the mountain sides covered with rich groves... down to the water-edge: here and there precipices of rock to checker the scene and save it from monotony."
What you will take away the most about Lake George is the breathtaking aspect of nature that surrounds you. It is nothing short of magnificent. Once you visit you will never forget the beauty of Lake George.
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