Regarding Lake George, New York in February 2012

Winter Festival Lake George, New York February 2012

  Being my first visit to the lake since I was a young boy, I had high hopes for the annual winter festival. However due to a very mild winter the lake had not frozen over. Many of the major events had been cancelled and many local restaurants and shops were not open for business on the final weekend of the festival (February 24-26 2012).

  I stayed at the Fort William Henry Hotel which was decent for the price and the staff seemed friendly. They did have an indoor pool, sauna, and jacuzzi, but no fitness center. They also had a tavern which was opened from 5 P.M. till midnight and had a dining area opened for breakfast (7-11 am) and dinner (5-10 pm).  The food was mediocre but the convenience of dining in and the tavern in the hotel were nice.
   One of my pitstops was at the Old Post Grille right on route 9. More of a lunch stop I would say, dinner menu wasn't very impressive. Grab one of their Irish specialty sandwiches and a pint of Guiness. Don't forget to ask them about the soup de jour "MMMMM that sounds good...I'll have that." Waitstaff  had a good sense of humor.
   In kind of a ghost town-like weekend the highlight was at Shepards Cove. They offered a full restaurant downstairs, and full bar featuring live entertainment upstairs. Good pub food, and great atmosphere. Live entertainment courtesy of Scott Price. Check him out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5QE54usVoc Also thank you to the Southern Comfort girls for the free samples and T-Shirts. GRRRRRR.



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