Sometimes overshadowed by the busier and larger neighboring Town of Lake George NY, Bolton Landing offers residents and visitors a respite from the hustle and bustle. The quiet, yet friendly community is located just north of Lake George Village on the shores of crystal clear Lake George. Nestled in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, Bolton is a beautiful upscale town with approximately 2,000 year-round residents, rich history and an abundance of things to do.
Bolton Landing History
The Town of Bolton was formed in 1799 and, in the late 1800’s and early 20th century, it grew into a popular vacation destination for the wealthy. In fact, so many mansions lined the shoreline between Bolton and Lake George that it became known as Millionaires Row. Every summer, homeowners and hotel guests would arrive in Lake George Village and then take a steamship north to Bolton, which is where it got the name, “Bolton Landing”.
Things to Do in Bolton Landing
A popular tourist destination in the summer, Bolton Landing offers its residents and visitors an abundance of year-round activities. In the winter, many enjoy ice fishing on the lake for the best land-locked salmon and lake trout in the Northeast, as well as snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on local trails, or downhill skiing at nearby resorts. During the summer months, there are two public beaches in Bolton Landing with playgrounds, picnic areas and docks, as well as several boat rental businesses. Bolton Landing’s Up Yonda Farm is also popular in the summer when its butterfly garden is in full bloom.
Located at the foothills of the Tongue Mountain range, and in between Thomas and Cat Mountains, Bolton offers plenty of hiking trails and summits with beautiful views. Other seasonal activities include camping, biking and golf. In addition to a variety of restaurants and unique shops (some of which remain open year-round), Bolton is home to the Sagamore Resort. Located on Green Island and connected by bridge to the mainland, the Sagamore has several restaurants, an in-house spa and shops, as well as a golf course that boasts spectacular views of the mountains and lake.
Bolton is also just minutes from area attractions, such as Six Flags Great Escape, Lake George steamboat cruises and parasailing.
Bolton Landing Real Estate
The median home sale price is high in Bolton (up over $400k), but don’t let the price tag discourage you. While Treasure Point, Bell Point and Walker Point feature some of the most expensive real estate on Lake George, skewing the median price, there are also more affordable Bolton Landing real estate options. For help with your search, it’s best to enlist a Bolton Landing Real Estate Agent who specializes in the area.
Whether you’re looking for a second home or a permanent residence, Bolton Landing is a quiet, friendly community with year-round appeal. Bolton has its own school for students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12, plus a library, post office, bank, churches, a health center, grocery store, fire and rescue squad, police department and many more conveniences for its residents.
Want to Learn More About Bolton Landing?
Not only do I work as a Bolton Landing Real Estate Agent, but I live here, too. I have first-hand knowledge of the area, its local restaurants, parks, beaches, attractions and real estate market. I love where I live and enjoy helping people discover all that Bolton Landing has to offer. If you would like more information or suggestions, contact me online, or give me a call at (518) 321-1870.