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Lake George, New York

Lake George, also known as the Queen of American Lakes, is a long narrow lake at the southeast base of the Adirondack Mountains, northern New York, USA. The lake extends about 32 miles (51 km) on a north-south axis and varies from 1 to 3 miles (1.5 to 4 km) in width.

Lake George drains into Lake Champlain to its north through a short stream (La Chute river) with many falls and rapids, dropping about 230 feet (70 meters) in its 3-mile (6 km) course. Ultimately the water flows into the St. Lawrence River and then into the Atlantic Ocean.

The original name in Iroquois was said to be Andiatarocte, the lake shut in and was named by the French Lac du Saint-Sacrement, (Lake of the Holy Sacrament).

The Village of Lake George is located at the south end of Lake George and the unincorporated village of Ticonderoga is at the northern end. The area is a well-known resort center and summer colony.

 

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