Bolton Landing is a hamlet in the town of Bolton in Warren County, New York. It is located on Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains. It is a popular tourist destination close to the State Parks, famous for great hiking trails through the mountains. Bolton Landing is home to the Bolton Historical Museum and Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, a former teaching studio established by opera diva Marcella Sembrich. Adirondack Winery is one of the first micro-wineries established in the country. Amy's Park is a beautiful green area full of marshes, ponds and forests in the uplands of Bolton Landing. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Some restaurants are currently offering pickup only. Hours/availability may have changed.
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When Adirondack Winery opened its doors in 2008 in Lake George, New York, in the picturesque Adirondack Mountains, it was one of the first micro-wineries in the country. They were making wines in the back of their tasting room in small batches. The Tasting Room could fit about 15 people maximum. The winery quickly became popular with locals as well as tourists for their locally-handcrafted, award-winning wines. Today Adirondack Winery wines are sold in almost 400 wine stores and restaurants in upstate New York. They promote their wines at wine festivals in Lake George and all over New York State. Adirondack Winery opened its second Tasting Room in downtown Bolton Landing. The tasting room is now a popular gathering spot, with its rustic locally sourced barn wood flooring, wood accents, live wood finished oak barrel tables, cork and chalkboard walls, an art gallery on the walls and a unique wine bottle chandelier.
4971 Lakeshore Dr, Bolton Landing, NY 12814, Phone: 518-668-9463
2.Tongue Mountain Range Trails
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The Tongue Mountain Range Trails are located in the Tongue Mountain Range, within the Adirondack Mountains of New York. The network of trails is 25 miles long and the trails vary from easy strolls along the shore of Lake George, to more strenuous ascents of mountain peaks. The Tongue Mountain Range has six summits along the ridge. Five Mile Mountain is the highest point in Town of Bolton. There are plenty of lean-to’s for overnight camping at Fifth Peak and Brown Mountain. The trail runs through wooded and open rocky areas. Other trails run from Clay Meadow to the southern half of the range. The views are spectacular in all direction and hikers can see the Adirondacks, Lake Champlain, and the Vermont Green Mountains. The area is a protected wildlife preserve.
Bolton, NY 12814
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3.Cat and Thomas Mountains
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Cat and Thomas Mountains, located only a five-minute drive from Bolton Landing, offer spectacular views of Lake George. This 1,909-acre Adirondack Forest Preserve is family and pet-friendly and offers both easy and challenging trails. Dogs must be leashed at all times. The trail from the Cat and Thomas Mountains Trailhead to the summit of Thomas Mountain is a 716-foot hike up an old dirt road. A clearing on the mountain summit offers spectacular 180-degree views of Lake George and the Adirondacks in the background. The ridge trail, marked by yellow trail markers, is a 2.3-mile hike from the clearing on Thomas Mountain to the summit of Cat Mountain. Mountain biking is allowed on all of the trails. Cat and Thomas Mountains are maintained by the Lake George Land Conservancy.
707 Valley Woods Rd, Bolton, NY 12814, Phone: 518-644-9673
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4.Bolton Historical Museum, Bolton Landing, NY
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The Bolton Historical Museum was established in 1971 by the Historical Society of the Town of Bolton. The Museum is occupying a former church, built in 1890 and extensively renovated and extended before it was deeded in 1967 by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany to the Town of Bolton. The museum’s collection of artifacts covers 200 years of town history. It includes historical exhibits on local hotels, commercial and recreational boating, ice harvesting, famous resident artists and local farming. The museum’s mission is to educate local folks and visitors about the history of Bolton Landing, Lake George and the surrounding area. The museum sponsors a summer lecture series in cooperation with the Darrin Fresh Water Institute.
4924 Lake Shore Dr, Bolton Landing, NY 12814, Phone: 518-644-9960
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5.The Sembrich, Bolton Landing, NY
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Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, locally known as the Marcella Sembrich Memorial Studio and The Sembrich, is a former teaching studio located at Bolton Landing, New York. It was constructed in 1922-24 for New York Metropolitan Opera diva Marcella as a teaching studio. The studio occupies a one-story stucco walled building with a hipped roof and enclosed porches in the Spanish Revival style. The property also has a curator's cottage, a bathhouse, a lookout, stone retaining walls along the shoreline, three piers at the entrance, wrought iron fence and gate, and beautiful landscaping. The property became a museum in 1935 after the death of Marcella Sembrich. The museum hosts popular summer concerts, lectures, films and music performances.
4800 Lake Shore Dr, Bolton Landing, NY 12814, Phone: 518-644-2431
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Amy's Park is a beautiful green area full of marshes, ponds and forests in the uplands of Bolton Landing, New York. Named in memory of Amy Wolgin Wiener, the property was purchased in February, 2012. Its hiking trails were opened to the public on July, 2012. The park includes the headwaters for Indian Brook and its large, un-fragmented forest and wetlands are important wildlife habitat. The park protects this fragile environment and prevents excess nutrients and sediments flowing into Indian Brook and Northwest Bay. There is a network of hiking trails through the park, for recreation, exploration and education. The trails lead to lookout areas that provide view of the active beaver pond and its wild residents, as well as Lake George. There is also a canoe and kayak launch area not far from the main parking lot.
887 Padanarum Rd, Bolton Landing, NY 12814, Phone: 518-644-9673
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7.Bolton Beans, Bolton Landing, New York
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Located in Bolton Landing, New York, at the site of the former iconic Bill Gates Diner, Bolton Beans is occupies an original 1946 Worcester, Massachusetts Service Diner. This diner was originally known as Mancini’s in Providence, Rhode Island and after several relocations it found its final resting place in 1989 in Bolton Landing. Bolton Beans continued the “Gates” tradition of offering fresh food, coffee and excellent service. Locally known as “The Bean,” this charming diner is piece of local history with its original woodwork and aluminum sides. It serves the town of Bolton and curious tourists year round with freshly roasted coffee, hearty classic American breakfast and lunch comfort food that everyone loves.
4967 Lake Shore Dr, Bolton Landing, NY 12814, Phone: 518-644-3313
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8.Lakeside Lodge and Grille, Bolton Landing, NY
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The Lakeside Lodge & Grille in the village of Bolton Landing was established in 1945 by the Keating family. After changing a name and owners a few times, this rustic, charming place is back to being Lakeside Lodge and Grille. The décor is quirky with lot of wood and large logs, a canoe hanging from the ceiling and stacked stone fireplace. The menu includes fresh fish, hand cut steaks, Spicy Corn Chowder and The Crown Island (a turkey and pastrami sandwich with Swiss cheese, cole slaw and thousand island dressing on rye bread. ) The new Executive Chef Keith Wildey offers his guests creative daily specials such as the Knuckle Sandwich (Maine lobster with bacon, red onion and peppercorn aioli on a herb-garlic parmesan ciabatta with lettuce and tomato.) The Lakeside has a large separate bar with tables, and a covered patio with a lake view.
4934 Lake Shore Dr, Bolton Landing, NY 12814, Phone: 518-644-5253
8 Best Things to Do in Bolton Landing, NY
- Adirondack Winery, Photo: Adirondack Winery
- Tongue Mountain Range Trails, Photo: Carlos Caetano/stock.adobe.com
- Cat and Thomas Mountains, Photo: Cat and Thomas Mountains
- Bolton Historical Museum, Bolton Landing, NY, Photo: Bolton Historical Museum
- The Sembrich, Bolton Landing, NY, Photo: The Sembrich
- Amy's Park, Photo: themorningglory/stock.adobe.com
- Bolton Beans, Bolton Landing, New York, Photo: Bolton Beans
- Lakeside Lodge and Grille, Bolton Landing, NY, Photo: Lakeside Lodge and Grille
- Cover Photo: Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce
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