lake-george-area.JPGLake George, N.Y. - As the memories of winter fade and the days begin to lengthen, admit it, it's time to change your routine. Whether you venture outdoors in warmer temperatures or find an indoor activity to whet your summer appetite, you'll find it here, in the Lake George Area in New York's Adirondacks! Check out this Top 20 list of ideas: -  Just about every weekend in March there are maple sugar drenched events to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth. Observe the tapping, production and of course, tasting, of the sweetest sugar in upstate New York. http://www.upyondafarm.com/; www.persisgranger.com/ThurmanMapleWeekends.htm ; http://www.upperhudsonmaple.com/  -  Go Fishing! Whether you fish for Brookies, Brownies, Lakers or Brown Trout, be on the water opening day, April 1st. www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/38365.html -  Hiking, Climbing, Nature Trail, Walks - Hit the trails as the trees are budding; choose from easy walks or challenging climbs. www.visitlakegeorge.com/outdoor-recreation/hiking-climbing-nature-trails-walks -  Indoor Golf anyone?  Sharpen your swing before you hit the greens on an indoor golf simulator at Bay Meadows Golf Center. http://www.golfbaymeadows.com/ -  Are you looking for a new boat to take out on the lake this summer? Then don't miss the Great Upstate Boat Show, with hundreds of boats on display, March 30 - April 1st. http://www.greatupstateboatshow.com/  -  Who doesn't love to shop? Jump start your summer wardrobe with the latest fashions and the lowest state tax. www.visitlakegeorge.com/things-to-do/shopping-antiques -  Do you enjoy birding? View waterfowl, nesting falcons, red-tailed hawks and more in wetlands, rugged uplands, open fields and forests. www.visitlakegeorge.com/outdoor-recreation/birding -  You can be the cleanup hitter this season with some preseason batting practice at Adirondack Sports Complex. http://www.adksc.com/ -  Spring is time for mountain biking. The more mud the better! www.visitlakegeorge.com/outdoor-recreation/bicycling/mountain-biking -  Make a reservation at a New York State Campground before the great sites are reserved. www.visitlakegeorge.com/camping/public-campgrounds -  Microbrewery and Winery Tour - Treat your driver to lunch when they escort you on this multi-stop tour. http://www.visitlakegeorge.com/things-to-do/culinary-beverage -  Spring Skiing Special Events - Can you stay out of the water? Slush Cup Pond Skimming Contest - West Mountain - March 24. http://www.skiwestmountain.com/  Pond Skimming Contest - Gore Mountain - April 7th. http://www.goremountain.com/  -  Indoor Rock Climbing - Sharpen your technique before you hit the cliffs. http://www.rocksportny.com/  -  Warren County Fish Hatchery - View hatchery operations and take a tour. 145 Echo Lake Rd, Warrensburg, NY 12885; 518-623-2877 -  RUN! Shake out your winter legs in a spring road race. Two early-season choices are the Shamrock Shuffle 5-mile race on March 25th http://www.adirondackrunners.org/ or the Lake George Half Marathon on April 29th  http://www.runlakegeorgehalf.com/  Both offer shorter fun runs, as well. -  When it's still a little chilly to enjoy an outdoor water park - swim indoors at Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park. www.sixflags.com/lodge  -  These two museums regularly offer programs especially for children: World Awareness Children's Museum http://www.worldchildrensmuseum.org/ and The Hyde Collection http://www.hydecollection.org/ -  It's April - it must be time for whitewater rafting! Never mind the cold; you'll be wearing a wetsuit! www.visitlakegeorge.com/things-to-do/whitewater -  Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center - Nature programs, guided hikes, wildlife exhibits and children's activities. http://www.upyondafarm.com/    -       Plan Ahead for YOUR next visit to the Lake George Area in New York's Adirondacks. http://www.visitlakegeorge.com/ for FREE Travel Information!

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