Lake George Hiking
Lake George sits in the middle of the Adirondack, so it's a great place for hiking. Even if it's a yearlong activity. Personally I prefer hiking in winter or in the middle of the autumn, when the leaves are red, orange and yellow. You have to see the Lake George region once during fall, it's really beautiful.
Near Lake George, you'll find hiking trails of all sorts that will satisfy novice hikers as well as more experienced one. Kids will be able to climb most of them, so it's also a great family activity.
Lake George Hiking trails location
Lake George Hiking Trails
The Prospect Mountain hiking trail starts right in the village and this trail will lead you to a 3-miles-long path to the top of the mountain, overlooking Lake George village. I would rate this climb as difficult since it's a continuous hill to the top. If you want the view but not the climb, the prospect mountain highway will get you the top during high seasonB
Drive 12 miles north-east from the village for a hike to Buck Mountain. The well-marked trail to a rocky summit will take half a day. The view from the summit is worth is the effort! If you are an occasional hiker, you'll find this hiking trail to be of moderate difficulty.C
The Sleeping Beauty hiking trail is 7 miles-long and is perfect for novice hikers. Bring a lunch, the kids and the dog for a half-day outdoor activity that will take you through wonderful views.D
Black Mountain is the tallest mountain on the Lake George shore. If you drive, it'll take you about 45 minutes to get there from Lake George village and this rather difficult hike will you take half a day.
Up for a longer driver?
If you are up for a longer drive, you will want to visit the natural beauty of Ausable Chasm, the views of the High Falls gorge or the majestic Nature stone bridge & caves. They're all located more than an hour north of Lake George village, but they're worth the trip if you are in Lake George for a few days or on the way back to Montreal.
More Lake George Hiking
The Adirondack region is a heaven for hikers. Within a few hours' drive, experienced hikers will find rewarding hiking trails and novices will see sceneries that will make them fall in love with hiking. For more information, visit the Adirondack Mountain Club website. For a real challenge, try the Fire Tower Challenge.
Prospect Mountain Pictures