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Stories of Lake George

Posted: 4/4/2019

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Stories of Lake George

knight-shiftWhether you're fortunate enough to call this place home, visit on a regular basis or have only been here once, we want to read about and share your memories!

This year in our Travel Guide, which you can read online, we launched a Story Board featuring two stories to kick off our Stories of Lake George feature. We print 70,000 copies of our Travel Guide annually, which is distributed to a variety of locations and at Travel Shows as well as direct to consumers through requested mailings.

If you'd like to be featured on our "Story Board" and on our blog, please click here to submit your story!

Below is a story submitted by Suzanne Sammon La Voie, author of the "Knight Shift," a book released in 2017 about a woman who finds comfort — and herself — in the hospitality industry in Lake George.

Her book is available at the Lake George Steamboat Co. Gift Shop. She has also spoken at the Caldwell-Lake George Public Library about her book and has more on the way!

Suzanne is from New Jersey and has been vacationing in Lake George since she was 6 years old.

Here is her story:

"I have often been questioned why I go to the same vacation destination year after year. I have traveled to other states in the U.S. and have even flown overseas, but there was something really special that arose from the love of a beautiful lake and a lively village in the Adirondack region of upstate New York. As unbelievable as this sounds, with all of the years I have spent here, there are still many areas, attractions, and restaurants that are waiting for me to explore and enjoy. So when others ask why I keep going back, I simply reply that there is still so much out there for me to do and see in an area known as Lake George.

My travels to Lake George began around the age of six with my family. Over the years, it grew with extended family members to the point where we took up four units at one of the local motels called the Admiral Motel. We were always treated like family, and the location was right in the heart of the village so we could walk to a lot of the places we wanted to go to. There was one week where none of us used our cars for days! Some family members are no longer with us, but we always have our memories!

There are numerous opportunities for people of all ages, and the surrounding towns offer many adventures.

I have been to Lake George three out of the four seasons.

I took a gondola ride over Gore Mountain (a local ski area) during autumn one year, and to see the foliage decked out in all its splendor while soaring above it was magical. I have seen the lake frozen over in the heart of winter, and I have swum in it multiple summers. When I arrive each year, the first sight of the beautiful mountains feels like home. They welcome me and everyone who is willing to embrace this exquisite corner of the world. My love of the region has inspired me to write a book series set in Lake George, with the first one having been launched in 2017. My mother has written itineraries for friends who decided to travel there. I truly want everyone to experience what I have been blessed to for over 40 years of my life. I highly recommend you making Lake George part of your life! Trust me, you will never be the same."

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