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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  • After about 45 minutes of hiking the mountain top we got to the top of Prospect Mountain. A very pleasant place, with an incredible view! Recommend!!!
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  • Great ride for motorcycles. Lots of pull offs and can ride to the top! Bring peaunts to feed the chipmunks.  more »
  • We went in October at the peak of the foliage. The view was amazing! The wait for the buses up to the top was not long, and the area was mostly clean. Our only complaint were the port a potties! Not v...  more »
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  • Semi nice view in the Lake George area. It is a nice change of pace from Lake George which is a tourist trap. The drive to the top was great with many of viewing areas along the way for pictures. At the end you have to park your car and take a shuttle bus to the top. Which has a brief history of the mountain and how it was saved from becoming commercial area and preserved for people like me and you to enjoy. There is a small fee to go up which helps maintain the road and observation areas.
  • You are allowed to take your car to climb the mountain but only till some point. There is a car parking in the middle of the path where you need to park your car and take a bus to reach the top. Once you are on the top there are some awesome views that you can capture with your camera. There is a trail as well for hiking and it is long walk until you reach another view point. You can get some nice shots in the woods.
  • Unfortunately not the best day for site seeing but I have been there before and it is awesome!!! You can normally see an amazing view of Lake George and all of the surroundings which is absolutely beautiful!!! My friend and I hiked up and it took about an hour and a half. There is a trail, sometimes a bit easy to veer off of but you won't get lost, keep going up :) at the top there are picnic tables and I think bathrooms? Even on a foggy day it is so worth the climb!! Have fun!!
  • I love the outdoors!!! There are 3 scenic outlook points as you drive up after paying $10 at the bottom of the mountain. I mean it's fair since they keep the road and trails clean. Loved the views and the fresh cleaner air at the top. A+ for hiking if you're in the area.
  • Gorgeous views. Especially in fall
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