A popular New York tourist destination in Upstate New York just received an impressive title.

Lake George Receives Honorable Nationwide Title

While scrolling the Travel & Leisure website for my next summer vacation destination, I was surprised to see one of my favorite travel destinations in New York make headlines.

Travel and Leisure shared that Lake George made a nationwide list when it comes to cleanliness.  The website A-Zanimals.com curates a list of the cleanest lakes in America. 

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In 2024 Lake George in the Adirondacks was named the #1 cleanest lake in the US. The website doesn't explain where and how they get their data.

READ MORE: Is Lake George, New York a Timber Rattlesnake Breeding Ground?

However, A-Zanimals.com explains that Lake George is 32 miles long and "widely considered one of the country's most beautiful and cleanest lakes." They add:

 Each year, the deep blue waters of Lake George, located in the southern Adirondack State Park, attract over 50,000 summer tourists. Water skiing, jet skiing, rafting, and kayaking are among some of the water-based activities available to visitors.

Congratulations to Lake George, aka the "Queen of American Lakes!” A well deserved title any way you look at it.

Top 10 Cleanest Lakes in The United States

Obviously, we know Lake George takes the number 1 spot, but it's also the only lake in New York to make the list.

Take a look at the rest of the 9 other lakes to make The 10 Cleanest Lakes In The United States in 2024 list from A-Z.com:

2. Crater Lake — Klamath County, Oregon
3. Lake Michigan — Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin
4. Lake Coeur d’Alene — Kootenai County, Idaho
5. Lake Tahoe — California and Nevada
6. Lake Chelan — North Cascades National Park, Washington
7. Hanging Lake — Glenwood Canyon, Colorado
8. Flathead Lake — Between Polson and Kalispell, Montana
9. Newfound Lake — Grafton County, New Hampshire
10. Deer Lake — Itasca County, Minnesota

What lake is your favorite to visit?

Window Shopping in Lake George

Whenever I visit Lake George, whether I'm driving around town or boating around the lake, I love looking at the gorgeous homes. Who doesn't dream about lakefront property?

Take a look at this gorgeous Lake George cabin right on the water that sold for a pretty penny:

Sold! $4M Lake George Log Cabin Mansion With Stunning Views

Look at this beautifully crafted log cabin mansion built in 1941 on the Lake George waterfront. This is a 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath log home with 2 bonus rooms on Lake George. Enjoy stunning lake and mountain views, a luxury kitchen with custom cabinets, a cozy stone fireplace, and an Adirondack-inspired dining room. Relax on the grand patio, on the upper deck of the boathouse, or in the playhouse. This home is a dream and sold for nearly $4 million.

Gallery Credit: 2024 Global MLS

There's also this beautiful cottage right on the lake that sold for $2.8 Million earlier this year:

LOOK! Charming Cottage on Lake George with 220 feet of Lakefront Sold For $2.8 Million

This charming cottage has two hundred twenty feet of lakefront on beautiful Lake George. It sits on over three acres and it's in the town of Bolton in the tall pines of the Adirondacks. This modest home features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large dry boat house. The enclosed screened-in porch sits out over the lake with gorgeous views of the Sagamore and the Narrows. There is a "U"-shaped dock in Huddle Bay. This beachfront property allows you to swim and play whenever you want. Asking $3.2 Million, it sold for $2.8 million.

Gallery Credit: Redfin

Currently for sale, one of my favorite stops when I was a kid... Adventure Family Fun Center in Queensbury. I remember always losing to my brother at Go-Karts and being super upset. Still, great memories. Own a piece of your childhood:

PRICE CUT! Own This Lake George Amusement Park Near Great Escape

There is a huge opportunity to own an amusement park near other tourist spots near Lake George. The Adventure Family Fun Center is an amusement center located on busy Route 9 in Queensbury. The price has dropped from $3.5 million to $2 million!

Gallery Credit: Loopnet.com


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