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Prospect Mountain

Lake George, NY
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Mountain visit

Easy ride up the mountain with 3 overlooks offering nice views. When you park near the summit there... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2016
Irving T
via mobile
Great View of the Region

To get a great view of Lake George, and the surrounding area, this is a great place to go. If you... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
Dave M
Austin, Texas
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A 2,030-foot mountain in Lake George that offers trips to the summit in "viewmobile" vans for awesome views.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (84 reviews)
“picnic tables” (57 reviews)
Lake George, NY
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Easy ride up the mountain with 3 overlooks offering nice views. When you park near the summit there is a shuttle bus to take you to the top in 5 minutes or you can hike up to the top on a steep trail. We took...More

Thank Irving T
Reviewed 1 August 2016

To get a great view of Lake George, and the surrounding area, this is a great place to go. If you have the time, then enjoy the hiking trail, otherwise you can take the memorial highway which comes up the west-side of the mountain. While...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We drove up Prospect Mountain, stopping at the overlooks on the way up. When we arrived at the upper parking lot, we took the tram to the peak. We were 4 adults and 4 children under the age of 8. The kids loved the tram...More

1  Thank Dot13
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The most Beautiful place I've ever been to in New York State. The views are amazing from 3 different levels of the Adirondack Mountains. It's an easy ride up and the driver of the shuttle taking you to the top was very pleasant and knowledgeable....More

Thank jakijek
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

My husband, myself with a 2 year old in a hiking backpack, and my parents started up this mountain from the hiking trail at the bottom. This was not an easy hike, it was more or less straight incline rather than switchbacks all the way...More

1  Thank JennHMA
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Read everywhere we could find and nothing about pets being restricted on the drive. So got to entrance and sign posted. Guess other reviewers who mentioned pets hiked to top. Although our little 15 pound dog loves to go along and hike around, we marked...More

Thank pbggirl
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This was my second trip up Prospect Mt. We were fortunate to have a beautiful, clear day which enabled us to see the Green Mts of Vermont. My recommendation to those who want to go is to try to go in the afternoon. If you...More

Thank Ann J
Reviewed 26 July 2016

What makes this attraction an excellent sightseeing adventure is the breath-taking views you get from the summit of the mountain. We enjoyed hiking around the mountain and walking down to the parking lot instead of getting on the bus. There are bathrooms and drinking water...More

Thank TrainsFan
Reviewed 26 July 2016

In life you can do the things the hard way or the easy way. Here is what we did. We took the easy way, at first. We headed over to the toll road, which was right down the street for the Holiday Inn. We payed...More

Thank Byzantine17
Reviewed 24 July 2016

On our trip to Lake George, this was on our list of things to do since the views from this place are amazing. We have hiked at other places and decided to take the hike instead of paying the $10 to drive to the top...More

1  Thank Cassidy220
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Bob S
Are dogs allowed at Prospect Mountain
21 May 2017|
Response from cherylannsantore | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are more than welcome-just bring your own bags
patrick m
will it be open in February
20 February 2017|
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Response from Ameer A | Reviewed this property |
It's close in winter season. I think it's start open in MAY until October or November. But the trail is open any time .
Can you have a small wedding there at the summit and use a gazebo dose it cost anything
29 January 2017|
Response from RalphMerc | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Sue Anne, so don't know the cost.