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“Do you want a beautiful vista?!? Then do this one....”
Review of Prospect Mountain

Ranked #2 of 51 things to do in Lake George
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Owner description: A 2,030-foot mountain in Lake George that offers trips to the summit in "viewmobile" vans for awesome views.
Reviewed September 5, 2013

I guess $10. isn't that much for taking a road to a vista which shows you a gorgeous view of Lake George and the surrounding area... This is a peaceful activity. You can walk of take the bus. Decide when you get up there. My hubs & I drove up to the parking lot, parked, took the tram to the highest point, hung around for a while, then walked back down to the lot, and drove back to our hotel. We LIKE saying 'WOW!" anywhere on the east coast.... This side trip did it.... just an hour, maybe a little more...

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Did somebody say this was an easy hike?? Not at all. To get to the mountain from the parking lot there is a high over pass you have to take. You have to climb a bunch of steps and take the bridge over the highway. That itself will take your breath away. But you can do it.
It’s very short and steep so if you are out of shape go slow. There’s a lot of big rocks so have shoes with good traction. You will get a good workout on this one. Once you hike up you do have some amazing views. It will take about 2 to 3 hours to do the hike.

1  Thank Firstsquaw
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Our family decided to take the hiking trail up the mountain. It was a difficult climb but we'll worth the effort once we reached the summit. The view from the top was amazing. You could see the entire village and way beyond. We went on a perfectly clear day so it was great. Check the weather forecast ahead of time because on an overcast day it would likely be disappointing as the views wouldn't be nearly as good. If you're not up for the hike you can also drive. Either way you won't be disappointed.

1  Thank abrowanlg
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Prospect Mountain offers an unsurpassed view of Lake George and environs. Picnic tables and BBQ grills are available free of charge. This is a perfect place for a box lunch with a great view. The cost of admission is $10 per car, which includes parking and a shuttle bus that takes you to the top of the mountain. When the visibility is good, the view is amazing.

Thank RayRod50
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have been to Lake George many times, but we have never done this before. They open at 10, and we showed up shortly thereafter, but were told the view was poor. We were able to turn around and come back later when the view was "fair". (The weather wasn't great during our trip in general.) It was partly cloudy but we were impressed by the view. For $10 there are 3 stopping points along the highway to pull over and admire the view. (The second one is the best.) At the top there is water and a restroom, as well as a shuttle to take you the rest of the way. You can walk, but it is very steep. Since we have a 14 month old who is a bit wobbly on her feet, we chose the shuttle. It was very clean, the driver was friendly, and it was a quick trip to the top of the mountain. (The shuttle runs very frequently - even if you just miss it, it's maybe 7 minutes until the next one shows up.) Views from the top were great. You can also see the remains of the fireplace from the old hotel and the cable car that brought guests up there. There are tons of picnic benches if you wish to bring food - just make sure to take your garbage with you. For us it was well worth the money. We will go back on our next trip.

Thank Lark2328
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