Prospect Mountain, Lake George

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Take a 4.7 km (2.9 mi) hike, or drive to Prospect Mountain, a 616 m (2,021 ft) peak with a 160 km (100 mi) view of Glens Falls and Lake George. In the 19th century, the mountain hosted a restaurant with a dance podium, which had to be accessed by foot. A railway incline opened in 1895, but failed financially eight years later. You can still see the remains of the old rail system today. At the top, take time to admire the nature and vistas of the Adirondacks. If you hike up, be prepared for steep and rocky terrain; the hike can prove challenging for novice hikers. Be sure to pack plenty of water. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Prospect Mountain and many more Lake George attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Lake George vacation maker tool .
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  • If you think it’s off season, think again. This ride is beautiful even though now it’s after peak for leaf peeping but there are still lots of colors and beautiful sights to see.  more »
  • I Live in Lake George and make this mountain a weekend exercise regiment. I believe the Lake George information book rates this as an "easy" hike but I can tell you it is NOT. Its rocky and very steep...  more »
  • The front desk at the hotel recommended this. Weather wasn't great and I didn't want to go far. For 10.00 a drive up the mountain and then a shuttle too the peak. Great value and view.  more »

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