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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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  • The views from the top are incredible! We took the red trail to the summit. It was a challenging hike, but we were able to reach the summit in about an hour. I would recommend this trail for any hiker...  more »
  • We drive the auto road last weekend on whim as we were heading out of town. It was free for Veterans Day and we got to talk to some WWII vets on the way up. We had done this drive a few years ago but ...  more »
  • We drove up with elderly people and they really enjoyed the scenery. It provides views that non-hikers do not always have the chance to see. It is great for families to enjoy the Adk's!