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Calves Pen - Lake George

The most famous cliff jumping spot on Lake George. This guide will show you how to find it by land instead of by boat
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 2.3 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  If you don't have access to a boat use this guide to find your way to the most popular cliff jumping spot on Lake George. There are... more »

Tips:  Parking:
Follow Route 149 East towards Fort Anne from Lake George. 1.6 miles east of the intersection of Rte 149 and 9 take a left... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking

Park at the bottom of Shelving Rock Road near the bridge over Shelving Rock Creek. Head down the dirt carraige road from here towards the lake.

2. Leave the Official Trail

Here you will need to start heading south down the lake shore. From here the trail may be hard to follow. It does follow the shore closely but you may find yourself off the trail at times scrambling over rocks.

3. Calve's Pen

Here you will be able to climb the rocks and jump into the water below. There is a place for you to climb out safely and the water is very deep. Just make sure you jump out enough to clear all the rocks. This is a very popular site on the lake for locals. There used to be a tree at the top that a local family would climb and jump from but... More