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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. 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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  • You can hike up the mountain or take your car halfway up the mountain & then take the shuttle to the top. As you wind your way up the mountain there are awesome scenery vantage points, with the top be...  more »
  • Went up mountain in off season, and stopped at all vistas and went to top on the bus. Great history lesson and views. Very interesting.  more »
  • My husband and myself took the trail up the mountain for a little exercise. They have a shuttle to the top and back ,that passed us on our way up the mountain..It was worth the trip to look at the bea...  more »