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Prospect Mountain

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Address: Lake George, NY
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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 away. The mountains and trees gave such a spectacular vibe. This is such an amazing place to visit with friends and family.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

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Thank Eduardo H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those who can't hike to a mtn summit, take the drive to the parking area. Then free bus ride to summit. Find the old railroad station, view the high peaks. Great in the fall

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Thank TravelersFromCT5259
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 who visits Lake George.

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Tafton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 I think I forgot how beautiful it is. There was still just enough color in... More 

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Chestertown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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Ulster County NY, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We started the hike out early in the AM and by the time we got to the top we were exhausted. Kinda cheated my wife came up and picked us up at the top of the mountain. Lots of great views and plenty of great places to take pictures along the way and at the top.

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Your drive most of the way up the mountain. There are a few pull offs along the way where you can stop, enjoy the view and take pictures. It is a relaxing, beautiful drive. The area is in pristine condition, which makes the price charged well worth it. Finally you arrive at the upper parking lot. Again, a wonderful view.... More 

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Moscow, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was awesome. You can hike or drive. We drove up. Stopped at the lookouts and spent considerable time at the summit. Awesome views

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Drove to the top here a week ago and the views were great. Cost is $10 a car. When you get near the peak there is a small shuttle to the very top that is nice. We thought it was well worth it as we spent a couple of hours on the mountain admiring the views and foliage.

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