A popular vacation destination for Hudson Valley residents has just received a crystal clear honor.

If you grew up in the tri-state area, there's a strong chance that you and your family vacationed in Lake George. The town of Lake George has everything your family craves on vacation: food, fun, and a beautiful body of water.

Lake George, also known as the Queen of American Lakes, is 32.19 miles long and 2.5 miles wide, plus is a natural lake whose "surface elevation has been raised slightly (perhaps 2-3 feet on average) by a dam constructed at the outlet in Ticonderoga along the La Chute River" according to The Lake George Park Commission.

Lake George from Buck Mountain/Jbuono
Lake George from Buck Mountain/Jbuono

Recently, the website A-Z Animals created a list of The 10 Cleanest Lakes in America and wouldn't you know it? Lake George took the top spot.

The website explains that Lake George is "widely considered one of the country's most beautiful and cleanest lakes adding:

 Each year, the deep blue waters of Lake George, located in the southern Adirondack State Park, attract over 50,000 summer tourists. Water skiing, jet skiing, rafting, and kayaking are among some of the water-based activities available to visitors.

Surprisingly, no other lakes in New York made the list. Here are the 9 other clean lakes that rounded out the top 10 list:

2. Crater Lake- Klamath County, Oregon
3. Lake Michigan - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin
4. Lake Coeur d'Alene- Kootenai County, Idaho
5. Lake Tahoe- California and Nevada
6. Lake Chelan- North Cascades National Park, Washington
7. Hanging Lake- Glenwood Canyon, Colorado
8. Flathead Lake- Between Polson and Kalispell, Montana
9. New Found Lake -Grafton County, New Hampshire
10. Deer Lake-  Itasca County, Minnesota

Will you be visiting Lake George this year? Camping? Hiking? Jetskiing? What will you be up to in the Adirondacks?

Stunning Views of Lake George From Every Room in Rustic Adirondack Home

See beautiful Lake George from every room in this Adirondack Rustic Home. The gorgeous expansive back deck has everything you need to gaze at spectacular Lake George. There is a stone wood fireplace and gas fire pit along with plenty of space for entertaining. This secluded, custom timber frame home is situated on over five acres. There is a primary suite with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace on the main level. The living room also features a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. There is a custom kitchen with high-end appliances, a sunroom with a wet bar, and a half bath. There are three more bedrooms on the second floor and the lower level has a walkout for more space for entertaining. It features a living area, kitchenette, and full bathroom. This beautiful home is on the market for $1.725 million according to Zillow.com.

Scuba Divers Amazing Finds Under the Sea in Lake George

You won't believe what a pair of scuba divers found at the bottom of Lake George.

Abandoned Ramada Hotel in Lake George is Eerie as Hell

According to the description, this video was taken in the summer of 2021. It claims to be of the former Ramada Hotel in Lake George, although a couple different hotels/motels have sported the Ramada name over the years, it's not clear which one this is. Looking back at some property transactions, it may be a Ramada that eventually become known as the Lake View Inn and Conference Center, located on Route 9N off Northway exit 21. Since no footage looks to have been taken around the building, it's difficult to confirm that. The last photo taken by Google Maps has the road leading to the hotel roped off, so more than likely it's the same place. Perhaps some locals or former guests may recognize the property?

Still, some pretty interesting finds as the explorers take us on a tour of the hotel. It appears all the remaining items in the rooms were pushed out into the parking lot. Old TV's, mattresses, bedding and vending machines line the hotel in the parking lot in a large junk pile.

Inside, the sun room had clearly seen better days - that may have been a restaurant. We can also see a bathroom (urinals) and what appears to be the kitchen. The first floor looks to have been almost completely gutted, so maybe there are plans for this place?

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

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