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Prospect Mountain, Lake George

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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. Arrange your visit to Prospect Mountain and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lake George using our Lake George itinerary maker.
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  • It is worth the hike to the summit. Great views of Lake George, surrounding mountains and foliage. Make sure you wear hiking boots and take the red trail if you are a beginner. Don't over dress. I wor...  read more »
  • Absolutely breathtaking views of Lake George. Basically it costs $10 for a car-load. It doesn't cost anything if you are hiking. We drove up and there is three stops: The Narrows, Lake George Panorama...  read more »
  • When you near Lake George, you should do this. The view over the Lake (from different view points) is beautiful. The access costs $ 10 per car, but is worth it. You drive to a car park almost to the top. There you can take the shuttle bus or the last bit. It is a short but steep. Do!
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