Prospect Mountain, Lake George

4.5
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Prospect Mountain and many more Lake George attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Lake George vacation maker tool .
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  • Worth the fee for the drive up. The views are beautiful especially nice when the foliage is peak. Take the tram from the parking lot to the top. Then, after exploring and photographing, walk down the ...  more »
  • You can see the beautiful Lake George from prospect mountain. I really enjoyed the view of the town and Saratoga race course.  more »

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