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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Lake George and Montreal

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Q:  I’d love some advice on nice, kid-friendly hotels in Montreal and Lake George. Thanks! ~ Montclair Mom

A: Hi MM! Sounds like you might be getting ready for a road trip up through Lake George in New York State to Montreal, Quebec, from New Jersey — my family actually took that same trip a few summers ago and had a fantastic time.

Lake George
Fishing on Lake George at The Sagamore Resort

In Lake George, we stayed at The Sagamore and enjoyed every second of our time at this historic hotel set on it’s own island right on Lake George. There’s a huge, multi-tiered outdoor pool, plus a roped off section of lake for swimming that my son, Aidan, couldn’t get enough of.

The Sagamore
The Sagamore’s wood river cruiser, The Morgan
 The Sagamore also has its own river boat, The Morgan, for scenic trips around Lake George, a highlight of a stay (a ride is included in the price of a hotel stay). Plus there’s fishing, boating, a kids’ club, and even indoor mini golf. The hotel has regular rooms as well as 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condos with kitchen facilities, which might be an option if you want to make your own meals.

The pool at Le Westin Montreal

Montreal is a fabulous family destination, and we loved the quaint European feel of the Old City as much as we did the museums and  activities of the new part of town. Le Westin Montreal straddles the border of the old and new parts of the city, so it’s a perfect location to take advantage of all the city has to offer.

This, however, isn’t why your kids will love it. What is, is the glass bottom pool where they can dive down and wave at the cars as they pull into the hotel’s entranceway– look up when you pull in and you’re sure to see some little person waving down (so cool!)

(For more about visiting Montreal with your family, check out my Montreal Travel Tips over at Parents/Family Fun magazine’s web site.)

Have a family travel question? Email Melissa at

Photo Credit: The Sagamore Resort NY



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