On April 8, 2024, parts of New York State — including more than half of the Adirondack Park — will be in the path of a total solar eclipse when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun in perfect alignment, leaving only the sun's corona visible.
What causes a solar eclipse? It's an incredible cosmic coincidence! The sun is about 400 times larger in diameter than the moon, but the moon is about 400 times closer to Earth than the Sun. Because of this, the sun and the moon appear to be about the same size in our sky, which allows for a total solar eclipse.
The last time people had the opportunity to view this rare event in New York was 1925.
The next total solar eclipse visible in New York is not until October 26, 2144 (120 years from 2024!)
While Lake George is not within the path of totality our region is within close proximity. We will experience a partial solar eclipse but are within an approximate 45-minute drive of the path of totality.
The Great American Eclipse projects a low estimate of at least 129,000 visitors to New York and a high estimate of 515,000 visitors to view the eclipse.
Will you be one of them?
Totality varies by location with the maximum at more than 3 minutes. We provide a variety of things to do before and after this extraordinary event!
View our year-round lodging page and check back soon for more ideas of how you can make the Lake George region part of your 2024 Eclipse Road Trip!
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