Trip Planner:   USA  /  New York State  /  Lake George  /  Magic Forest

Magic Forest, Lake George

3.2
#6 of 33 in Theme Parks in New York State
Located in the heart of the Adirondacks, Magic Forest features 25 rides and themed shows aimed at entertaining younger children and sparking their imaginations. Lead your little one through the Fairy Tale Trail, which tells the stories of Hansel and Gretel, the Three Little Pigs, and other classic tales. Take a tractor ride on the Mile Long Safari and make your way through make-believe animals and their habitats, or watch a magician perform tricks during a magic show. On your way out, stop for a photo with the giant Uncle Sam statue, the largest in the world at nearly 12.4 m (40 ft). Keep in mind that the park is meant for toddlers, and adults will not be able to go on most rides. Use our Lake George holiday planner to add Magic Forest and other attractions to your Lake George vacation plans.
Create an itinerary including Magic Forest
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
365 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • August 14, 2017
    Best for Kids under 7. Plenty of rides,and yes they're older but my 4 y/o loved them. Prices are fair, wound up staying about 4 hours, got our monies worth. You Never wait in lines! Most rides have on...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    I'm not sure where to start when reviewing this place. I will say that my first concern (out of many) was the way the animals were treated and the lack of safety on the (VERY outdated) rides. I saw a ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    I will start with the positive things. My toddler (almost 2) loved the rides. They were perfect for his age and he loved riding by himself. We never had to wait for a ride, and the park was not crowde...  more »
Google
  • July 3, 2017
    Great for kids. I'm only giving it one star because I think having a horse jump to a pool is cruel. It was clear the horse did not want to do the act. Nowadays we shouldn't have animals performing only to entertain people. The horse was clearly stressed. The horse was kept in a very small space. Simply cruel.
  • July 4, 2017
    First of all minus 2 stars for horse diving attraction. Are you serious? After a magic show all kids are invited to see a poor horse get pushed diving into a freezing water. And they have a sign saying that this is the only live horse diving place still in the country. Are you seriously proud of that? On to a review... this is a time machine from 1960s. Basically a collection of very old rides that you would normally see at a corner street festival. Some are just too old and must be replaced. My kids wouldn't do half of them because honestly they looked like something was about to break. The ferris wheel was like a roller coaster. There's some water slide that looks like a suicide trap. And the large creepy figures need to go. Half of them are in poor shape and are just weird. Times have changed and they don't do it for kids anymore. Sorry. The train ride is a diesel engine and the smell is horrible. Everyone couldn't wait to get off. The place has a lot of potential if they would only rotate these old rides. It's under a beautiful canopy of trees so there is always shade. Nice walks everywhere. Ideal for little kids. All kids enjoyed the magic show, all homes with little figurines, the Santa Claus house (Santa was a very nice gentleman ;). Food is very basic and could use an improvement too. Can't beat the price though; $20 / person. The staff could use some uniforms or matching shirts at least. Otherwise everyone was very nice and friendly.
  • May 28, 2017
    I love this place! It's really weird & quirky and I don't think anything has been updated since the 70's, but it's our favorite place to go every summer. My 4 year old loves it and has every year.
  • June 24, 2017
    Great park for kids. I would recommend it to anyone that has younger children. I enjoyed looking at the statues and hoing on the train ride
  • June 27, 2017
    Perfect for younger children. My 6 year old could go on all of the rides and it's not too crowded and commercialized. Lots if shade so it doesn't get too hot.

Plan your trip to Lake George

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Lake George

Inns housed inside stately homes make for a luxurious visit to the lake. Rental cabins and cottages are popular for longer stays, but book ahead of time as these properties fill up fast in the warm months. Large resorts boast full-service facilities and social events, while bed and breakfasts and inns offer serenity and comfort for short stays.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Lake George by other users

3 days in Lake George BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Lake George BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Lake George BY A USER FROM CANADA October, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Lake George BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Lake George BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Lake George BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Lake George BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Lake George BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Lake George BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Lake George & North Creek BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Lake George BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Lake George BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans