Like a blue diamond shimmering and shaking with the invisible hands of the Wind, Lake George, about 200 miles north of Manhattan, is in a bed of green velvet, officially called the Adirondack Mountains. As a destination, it can be regarded as a jewel.
One of the eleven tourist regions of the state of New York, including Long Island, New York City, Hudson Valley, Catskill Mountains, Capital District, Central Leatherstocking, Thousand Islands, Finger Lakes, Greater Niagara and Chautauqua-Allegheny Adirondacks themselves are part of the Great Cambrian Shield. Consisting of Precambrian sedimentary, magma-derived and metamorphic Rock that was pushed in front of about ten million years ago in the height, it was once the hunting ground of the Iroquois and the Algonquin Indians.
To protect wildlife and prevent deforestation, the state of New York created the 6 million acres of Adirondack Park, of which 2.6 are federal and 3.4 are privately owned in 1892, and two years later the Adirondack Forest Preserve was founded, a constitutionally protected Forever Wild Area with the aim of”preserving its exceptional scenic, relaxing and ecological value”.
With an area of 9,375 square miles, it is now a haven of vast, quiet forests and 46 rugged peaks with green carpet, of which the 5,343-foot Mount Marcy is both the highest in the Park and in all 3,000 sparkling lakes of the state of New York. and 30,000 miles of rushing rivers and streams. With the Hudson River, Lake Champlain, Black River, St. Lawrence River and Mohawk River, it offers a wide range of activities in nature, from hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking and Camping to mountain biking. and annually attracts more than ten million visitors. It is the largest Park reserve in the United States.
“In the middle of the 19th century. Century, the Adirondacks were an undiscovered natural treasure,” said the guide, “Visit the Lake George Area in New York’s Adirondacks” (p. 1). “Hidden peaks with mirror surfaces are combined with native rainbow trout. White deer ran across the banks of quiet waterways. Towering mountains with ridge lines, which provide a peak, and breathtaking views of the wooded landscape below. Boundless forests of sugar maple and American beech as far As the eye can see, painting the autumnal hills and valleys, a mixture of deep oranges and flaming Reds. Lake George was the sparkling gem in the treasure chest of the Adirondacks. ”
GEORGE THE VILLAGE OF LAKE
Lake George was called three names and began as “Andia-ta-roc-te”, which is called” Andia-ta-roc-te ” by Native Americans. it went on to the “Lac du Saint Sacrement” or “lake of the Blessed Sacrament”, a title awarded by Father Isaac Jogues, the first white head to see him in 1646; and ended with the current “Lake George”.
Although the unspoiled nature of the area suggests tranquility, its early history was marked by conflicts, as evidenced by the three Forts, including Gage, George and William Henry, who once stood up from the banks and were an integral part of the French and Indian War.
There were also activities of the war of independence. In May 1775, Ethan Allen and 83 of his Green Mountain Boys conquered the Fort Ticonderoga, 32 miles north, without throwing a single bullet out of their muskets, which they seized from the British. The George Lake served as a strategic waterway during the war for the next eight years.
In the Winter from 1775 to 1776 Lieutenant Colonel Henry Knox transported artillery over oxen from Bolton to Fort Ticonderoga to leave George Washington to defend the British in Boston.
The following year, British General Burgoyne traveled from Lake Champlain to the south and then through Lake George with his entourage and his stocks, culminating in a defeat in Saratoga. Other historically important personalities visited the area in April, 1776. Benjamin Franklin and Philip Schuyler passed through Bolton’s waters, as they travelled in a northerly direction to the military situation in Canada, and seven years later visited by General George Washington on his own Item to the head of the lake -Revolution inspection. Thomas Jefferson, who explored the area in 1791, took a break to express his original quality when he wrote that the lake was “the most beautiful water I’ve ever seen” in a letter to his daughter.
The 32-mile-Long Lake George was named after the Union of Queensbury, Bolton, and Thurman on the 2nd floor of the museum. It is the smallest town in Warren County.
During the early 19th century, the city became a centre of culture In the 19th century, as evidenced by the spread of sawmills, its beauty combined with the steam boats of the lake attracted tourists, and richness expressed itself as a physical language in the increasing number of houses and villas rising from the Eastern Shore.
By the middle of the century, shops, schools, Restaurants and courthouses were merged into a contiguous city, and access via the New York State Thruway (I-87) became the last infrastructural aspect to secure the holiday destination