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Balloon festival

New Hartford, NY
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Balloon festival

I'm interested in coming to the area for the weekend of the adk balloon festival but don't want to go directly into the queensbury airport and get stuck in the traffic. Is there a good place near by to park and watch the balloons in flight?

Lake George, New...
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1. Re: Balloon festival

Tough question- because a lot will depend on prevailing winds. But generally you can be anywhere around the area and see the balloons when they go up but you may very well be quite a distance away therefore the view is limited. I.E. if you wait to the west and the winds carry the balloons east you are already at a visual disadvantage plus the height of the balloons . I understand wanting to avoid traffic getting there but it really is worth it

Lake George, New...
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2. Re: Balloon festival

Thursday and Sunday there will be limited number of balloons in Crandall Park - perhaps that would be easier

www.adirondackballoonfest.org/schedule/

New Hartford, NY
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3. Re: Balloon festival

interesting option you propose, where is Crandell park and what do you mean by limited balloons? Thanks for the help with this. Also, can you recommend a hotel in the area. Don't really know lake George to say staying in one part vs another. Wouldn't mind being on lake, but not essential, like to walk. Price range $100-$225 a night, but would pay more for a really unique experience.

Lake George, New...
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4. Re: Balloon festival

Crandall Park is roughly 5-7 miles south of Lake George in the town on Queensbury

Limited balloons would be maybe 20 or so

I am not the best to recommend a place to stay as I do not frequent the local hotels - I have a place here. But perhaps try the new Courtyard Marriott , the Ft William Henry. Hotel or www.adkbyowner.come

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