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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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  • Great mountain with great views. It is easy enough for a novice hiker in the summer. It is also drivable for those that just want the view. Great for packing a picnic lunch (dont forget to take All yo...  more »
  • Wonderful climb with my daughter. Leaves still on a lot of trees made for great views. My daughter was disappointed when we got to the summit and she saw all the cars as the 46 peaks it is just you an...  more »
  • Good spot to hike or drive to for a nice view of Lake George. There is a parking lot close to the top, allowing one to hike up the rest of the way.  more »