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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  • August 14, 2017
    This was $10 very well spent! Ride up mountain had great pull overs which each view getting better than the last. When you get to the top a bus takes you to the summit which has breathtaking views of ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Short walk but straight up. Not too hard at all. There is a shuttle for the last quarter. but it doesn't allow dogs, so we walked. Worth it.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Leisurely drive up the road with 3 stops as looks outs. The views are amazing. We parked at the 3rd top spot and took the shuttle bus up to the very top. The show on the bus was very informative. It g...  more »

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