The geography and history of Lake George is what makes it a special place.
The arrival of Europeans in the 17th century turning the Lake George region into a dangerous place. French explorers and missionaries, Dutch traders as well as soldiers and settlers disturbed the balance of life among the Indians, who had shared the valley as a pathway for travel and a seasonal hunting ground. France and Britain both wanted to own the country and they were prepared to fight each other for it. After the armies dispersed, settlers who expected to make their living at farming found their livelihood at risk.