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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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Great view!

Well worth $10 for the great views. 3 overlooks before you get to the top. Large parking lot at the top - then short hike to the top or take the shuttle. The off road hike is... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2016
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New Bedford,MA
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New Bedford,MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Well worth $10 for the great views. 3 overlooks before you get to the top. Large parking lot at the top - then short hike to the top or take the shuttle. The off road hike is rather steep. Don't miss it!

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016

we happened to stumble on to this beautiful view - it is $10 per car load and well worth it - the 3 over look stops are nice put the real surpirse is when you reach the summit - it is simply breath taking - but only go if it is a clear day

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Cortland, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Whereas the hike up the mountain was more challenging than expected, it was well worth the effort. For those who are not interested in hiking you can drive to the summit (parking costs $10/veh) and then walk or take the bus to the summit. There is a large picnic area at the summit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2016

We took the drive up to the top of Prospect Mt and then the shuttle to the summit. The views are gorgeous...it is true that you can see 100 miles from the summit. The price is right too...$10 a carload. This is a must see when in Lake George!

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Loudonville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Drove to the near top of mountain,with 3 stops along the way for photo ops. after parking, take shuttle to top with outstanding views of over 50 miles. Lake George village far below.

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Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

The beautiful place in Lake George when you go to Lake George you have to see this place the ticket is only $10 Nice place for pictures

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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 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 

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Reviewed July 19, 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 

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Reviewed July 19, 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 

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Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed July 19, 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 

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