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“Great view”
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.
NJ
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Great view”
Reviewed August 10, 2009

The view from the peak of Prospect Mountain is absolutely amazing. You get a 360 view of the entire Lake George. It only costs $8 to entire the Prospect Moutain Memorial Highway which includes your car's drive to the parking lot and the viewmobile (bus) that takes you to the peak. If you plan on hiking, I'm not sure if you need to pay the $8. Don't cheap out, it's well worth the price.

There are a couple overviews on the way to the top so you can stop you car and take a couple pictures. But when you get to the parking lot, be sure to take the viewmobile to the summit. It's absolutely amazing. I recommend you pack yourself a nice lunch to have at the peak.

If you can, try to go the day after it rains. That's usually when you can get the best visibility. You will absolutely love it. But don't worry, even if the visibility is not 100%, you still get great views.

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Tonawanda, New York
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“Best view of Lake George !!!”
Reviewed July 21, 2009

Great view of Lake George from the summit. We parked at the top of the summit & my wife took the tour van up to the top. Me & my son chose to walk on a trail to the summit. Great walk, for the physically fit. Beautiful outlook & a great picnic area overlooking Lake George. The $7 admission & the ride to the top alone is worth it.

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Fairfield County, CT
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“Not To Be Missed In The Fall”
Reviewed October 21, 2008

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to drive through the Lake George Area. We decided to take a bit of a detour to take the drive on Prospect Mountain Mem. Highway. It was an experience that I will not soon forget. The Fall Foliage was at its peak. The drive up the small mountain was lined with beautifully colored trees on both sides of the Highway. There were, also, several scenic overlooks, with beautiful views of the Lake and the surrounding area. The combination of colored leaves, mountains and scenery below was one of natures masterpieces.
A shuttle bus drove us to the summit, where a beautifully colored view of Lake George was seen. I recommend this drive to anyone in the area, and highly suggest it during the Fall Foliage Season.

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Boston, USA
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“scenic delight, beautiful panorama of the lake”
Reviewed June 30, 2008

we went on a "ok visibility" day, and the views were breathtaking.
for only $7, you can take your car to the summit, and take a drive on the scenic van..

take a picnic lunch, its beautiful up there.

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Lake George
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“Very Fun”
Reviewed March 31, 2008

I live in Lake George and frequently climb this mountain with my friends. If you have a decent sense of direction you can easily venture off the trail and follow along a nice stream that goes about half way up the moutain. You can also find many beautiful overlooks when getting closer to the top. To find them however you do have to climb up several sets of large rocks which could be quite dangerous alone. If you follow the trail its a nice easy climb and well worth the view at the top. Try it in the early spring when the rocks are essentially sheets of ice, good fun.

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