With the rise of the automobile touring vacation in the twentieth century, came roadside architecture: gas stations, restaurants, amusement parks, and motels, which lined popular roads to attract and accommodate travelers. Lake George, long a tourist destination in the Adirondacks, is home to some of the most iconic extant examples of roadside architecture in the region.
We will take a close look at the architecture of the 1940s to 1960s, from motels to a miniature-golf course. By trolley, we will embark on a mid-century roadside adventure around the village, stopping at several notable hotels and roadside attractions along the way.
We will conclude our adventure with a round of miniature-golf at Around the World and have ice cream at the Pink Roof, both 1960s institutions.
The tour starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.
FEE: $45 for AARCH and Lake George Historical Association members and $55 for non-members.