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Prospect Mountain

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Address: Lake George, NY

A 2,030-foot mountain in Lake George that offers trips to the summit in...

A 2,030-foot mountain in Lake George that offers trips to the summit in "viewmobile" vans for awesome views.

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$10 for entry seemed steep but...

My husband wasn't impressed with the $10 entry fee for vehicles to Prospect Mountain, and joked that he'd better see wildlife including a unicorn for that price :-D However, we... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
Toronto, Ontario
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Toronto, Ontario
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

My husband wasn't impressed with the $10 entry fee for vehicles to Prospect Mountain, and joked that he'd better see wildlife including a unicorn for that price :-D However, we were pleasantly surprised with the lookout points along the way, and we understood the fee when we got to the top and realized there is a constant shuttle bus to... More 

Thank canadagrl77
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Hiking up is not difficult but not easy either. Probably not a good idea for little kids. The hike is easy to follow as it follows an old cable pulled train bed. Very straight and fairly steep. The view at the top is absolutely amazing. The claim is that you can see 100 miles and I wouldn't dispute that. For... More 

Thank Mike L
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We really enjoy hiking but we didn't want to try the trail from the bottom. We found that right at the first parking lot is a low- moderate trail that has a beautiful view from a small outcrop of rocks. It was a great place to rest and enjoy nature without the difficult climb that might have been too hard... More 

Thank Cheryl R
Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

From an outdoor activity standpoint, nothing can beat this one. For $8 per car, you and your family can enjoy the beautiful views of Prospect Mountain. There are three stops where you can have some great shots but it is so worth it to take the shuttle and go all the way to the top of the mountain... You can... More 

Thank happinnest
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This was tough, real tough. Incline the entire way. I almost cried twice but then I saw some old people coming down so I felt like if they could do it so could I. They had water up top so that helped. Great views and worth it but be prepared to hate yourself while going up. Good luck!

1 Thank mehinojosa
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

A moderately challenging hike at times but only takes about an hour and a half to hike to the summit and 45 minutes to hike down. Started at the trail head on Smith street which takes you over I87 on a footbridge before the trail starts to head up the mountain. Red trail markers mark the trail every 50 feet... More 

Thank Rob Z
norman, ok
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Once in lake George it's really only less than a 5 mile drive to the top. So if you're just driving it's probably less than an hour trip. The three turnouts are very close together. The best views are from the third turnout. Great panorama. We weren't dressed for hiking (flip flops) so we took the free shuttle to the... More 

Thank scubadiverh
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134 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

There are 3 scenic overlooks #1 not so good #2 the best view of the lake. #3 lake and surrounding mountains. The summit did not have a very good view because of the trees. You can ride a bus to the summit or you can walk about 5.min. We rode the bus up an walked down. Nice diner there. !0.00... More 

Thank sugarandspice5661
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The hike takes only about 3 hours, but is certainly challenging at times. Shoes with good grip made all the difference because a lot of the trail is open rock. It's a lot of fun, but I wouldn't recommend taking small children up. The trail is marked relatively well, but if you don't pay good attention you'll end up on... More 

Thank Elizabeth H
Key West, Florida
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing Views of Lake George........too bad the open season isn't longer for those who wish to drive to the top !

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