The Adirondacks are a hiker's dream! Many of the best views of Lake George can be found atop the mountains surrounding the Lake. 


Black Mountain (5.6 mile loop, difficult): Includes a visit to Round and Lapland ponds and uncrowded views from the summit's south side. The summit has outstanding 360 views, a ranger's station, and several towers. 


Buck Mountain (4.6 miles roundtrip from north and 6.6 miles roundtrip from south, difficult): Both trails involve a steady climb to the top. The southern approach features more overlooks along the way. The payoff is panoramic views of Lake George's southern basin. 


Cook Mountain (2.6 miles roundtrip, moderate): Incredible view of the Champlain Valley, northern Lake George, and the Adirondacks after just one steep ascent. 


Deer Leap (3.7 miles roundtrip, easy): Easily reached lookout on northern part of Lake George. 


Five Mile Mountain (6.2 miles roundtrip, difficult): Rugged route from the north includes forest terrain with clearings and overlooks. Steeper approach from the southwest. **Be especially careful of rattlesnakes on this mountain range


French Point Mountain (6.2 miles roundtrip, difficult): A steep ascent to the ridgetop trail. Constant views and rugged trail. Best view of the Narrows at the summit. **Be especially careful of rattlesnakes on this mountain range


Lakeshore Trail (3.5 miles, easy): Old carriage trails lead to Shelving Rock falls. 


Prospect Mountain (3 miles roundtrip, difficult): Steep trail near the route of an old funicular. Extensive summit views from the southern end of the Lake. 


Sleeping Beauty Mountain (7.8 miles, moderate): Switchbacks ease the ascent. Open ledges at the summit offer great views. Can detour to Bumps and Fishbrook ponds on the return. 


If you prefer being on wheels and not foot, Lake George Bike Rentals has you covered. They have an extensive information section on the trails around Lake George - Find a trail

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Beckley's Marina

Lake George, NY