The Lake George Park Commission recently announced the completion and release of the 2015 Lake George Recreation Study. This comprehensive study, a year in the making, reviews the recreational activities and trends on Lake George over the past decade. Lake George is one of the most pristine and treasured waterbodies in the Northeast if not the country, and it is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of recreational use trends on Lake George which will aid in long-term planning initiatives and public safety efforts on the water. This study, jointly funded by the Lake George Park Commission and the Lake George Association, was conducted by the LA Group in Saratoga working with the Sienna Research Institute.
This study was specifically designed to be clear and readable for the interested public. Key findings of the study show a trend in marinas towards increased boat rentals on the lake and a decrease in seasonal berthing slips, shifts in boating patterns around the lake, boating trends that follow economic ups and downs and much more. The summary report can be found here and the full report is online at the Commission’s website, at www.lgpc.state.ny.us.