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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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  • Prospect Mountain was an amazing place to go. There were many stops on the way to the top, that blew me away. The view on the top was stunning. There was a beautiful lake, The Vermont mountain far awa...  more »
  • visit of prospect mountain on an a car toll road can be for young people on foot it's more rewarding
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  • Beautiful ride up great walking around. Great view, friendly people always when I visit. Bathrooms are always clean. Good pick nick area. Lots of parking.