Who's ready for winter!?

Okay, so I don't think any of us are ready for brutally cold weather and inches upon inches of snow, but I think we can all agree that New York winters haven't been that bad over the last few years.

The warmer winter weather has affected one of the more popular New York winter attractions that many from the Hudson Valley travel to see.

Warm Winters Shake Up Lake George Ice Castles

Every year around this time, we hear rumblings about The Ice Castles in Lake George. Since 2011, the company has brought amazing winter attractions with ice creations like tunnels, slides, and of course Ice Castles across the nation.

AJ Mellor
AJ Mellor

For the last several years, Lake George New York has been a top Ice Castle site. However, with how warm the last few winters have been there's been a delay in when the ice castle would pop up and stay up, without melting, in Warren County.

Last week, Ice Castle announced that the winter attraction would be making its return to Lake George in a "different capacity."

Winter Realms Takes Over Lake George, NY This November

The Ice Castles shared that they will be returning to Lake George, but things won't be so weather-dependent. In a statement posted to social media, they explain:

We are delighted to announce we are coming back to Lake George, NY....in a different capacity! With warmer winters, we created a new attraction that is less weather dependent and even more enchanting and magical.
Ice Castle/Winter Realms, Facebook
Ice Castle/Winter Realms, Facebook
Presenting Winter Realms! Your new Wintertainment Destination that will captivate visitors with dazzling lights, ice skating, a sculpture park, igloos, Santa's village and a polar ice bar.
Tickets will go on sale November 1st skating into opening night on November 24th. Learn more and get your tickets at winterrealms.com.

If you want to relive the magic of the Ice Castles from the past take a look at the photos below:

Magical Ice Castles Return to Lake George in 2023

Lake George will transform from an Adirondack town to a magical frozen village filled with castles, slides, and even a bar made of ice! Grab your coats, and mittens and chill with the family in Lake George this winter!

Drone Captures Images of the Breathtaking Lake George Ice Castles

Many in our area are excited for another season in the Adirondacks and the Lake George Ice Castles. Set to open for the season later this Winter, this year's exhibit
the Ice Castles will be expanded and enhanced in year two, and some of the significant additions include, an ice bar, whimsical winter characters for meet-and-greets, and new light features according to Town officials.

This magical display debuted last winter in the ADKs and is set to open later this year, and weather permitting, it will run through the entire 2023 Winter Season.
Check out these spectacular drone photos taken above the Lake George Ice Castles by the Adirondack Drone Company in Crowne Point. These images were taken last winter and showcase the sheer, sparkling beauty of these icy gems - quickly becoming one of Upstate's most-beloved attractions.

Gallery Credit: Brian Cody TSM

2 Mansions w/ Stunning Panoramic Views of Lake George on Market for $16 Million

This lakefront compound on Lake George is situated on nearly three acres in an unbelievable location. It's just off of the Northway at exit 22 and within walking distance of Lake George Village. It boasts two mansions and each is three floors with each floor 5,668 square feet. Both homes are extraordinary. There are six bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms in each of the mansions. Closer to Lake George you will find two finished gazebos each with a kitchen, bathroom, and fireplace. There are six boat slips in a boat house and a U-shaped dock. Enter through a private gated entrance with two garages. This amazing property is on the market for $16 million.

Gallery Credit: 2023 Global MLS


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