The Adirondack Mountains, a formidable collection of majestic peaks, are a hiker’s haven. Visitors have been admiring Lake George Area mountains since the Original Vacation began, and adventurous souls have been carving routes up those mountains for just as long. Expertly maintained trails are waiting to be explored. See you at the trailhead.
The Adirondack Mountains cannot be ignored because they envelop and color the region. They’re beautiful to look at, but many visitors to the area dream of conquering the peaks. The Lake George Area is a premier hiking destination because of the unparalleled beauty of the Adirondacks. Some hikes, such as The Pinnacle, are simple jaunts along wooded trails with a switchback or two to ease the burden of the climb. Many of the easier hiking trails are parks with secluded paths, beckoning you to relax and connect with the outdoors. Other hikes are difficult and rugged hours-long endeavors such as the Black Mountain Range, where even experienced hikers are tested. Hikers may encounter well-built ladders on a steep pitch, scrambles over open rock, or a remote lean-to at the end of the trek. Of course, there’s always a reward when you reach the end of the trail.
The Adirondack Mountains provide some of the greatest views in the country, especially during fall foliage season. On clear days, a hiker on the summit of a Lake George Area mountain can see as far as Vermont’s Green Mountains and views of Lake George are common. You can’t reach the summit of a Lake George Area vacation without exploring an Adirondack hiking trail.
East Side of Lake George Hikes
Buck Mtn, moderate difficulty on rocky trail with excellent lake views; Sleeping Beauty Mtn, easy trail to spectacular lake views; Pilot Knob Mtn, moderate trail with lake views; Lakeshore Trail, easy trail past Shelving Rock Falls to lake.
Experience history at the Feeder Canal! The Feeder Canal, completed in 1822, was used to transfer water from the Hudson River to the highest point on the Champlain Canal in Fort Edward. Between 1822 until the early 1900s, the Feeder Canal was an essential waterway for Adirondack industry, moving lumber, lime, marble, paper, and various crops from the Lake George Area to New York City. Today, the Feeder Canal is used for public recreation based…
Feeder Canal & Towpath Trail
The Feeder Canal and the Towpath Trail is an amazing historic site that offers diverse and free family-friendly recreational opportunities year-round including: running, walking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, as well as snowshoeing when conditions permit. More information about the Feeder Canal and Towpath Trail access spots, parking, and special events, including their annual Glens Falls Brewfest, can be found on their website.
First Wilderness Heritage Corridor Letterboxing Trail
The First Wilderness Heritage Corridor unites communities along the Upper Hudson River in celebrating their shared history along the earliest route into the Adirondack Mountains. Letterboxing is a fun treasure hunt activity, incorporating orienteering art, and puzzle solving. At each letterboxing site in the First Wilderness, you will search for a hidden, weather-proof box, with a logbook, a hand-carved stamp and an inkpad. Use the provided clues, which are provided in the form of a…
Garnet Hill Outdoor Center
Get outside and experience the Adirondacks at Garnet Hill Outdoor Center! The Garnet Hill Outdoor Center is a four-season adventure complex offering biking and paddling in the spring, summer, and fall and world-class cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. In the spring, summer, and fall we provide access to a wide range of warm weather activities including hiking, swimming, paddling, and mountain biking. The Outdoor Center maintains an extensive network of mountain bike trails,…
Get off the beaten path at the Godwin Preserve! The Godwin Preserve, a Lake George Land Conservancy trail in Bolton Landing, offers an easy, short hike to a lookout. The lookout offers stunning views of High Noppit, Amy’s Park below, and other mountains in the distance.
Green Hill and Catamount Mountain Hiking Trails
Hike in Pottersville to stunning views of the Adirondack High Peaks! Green Hill and Catamount Mountain are two hiking and snowshoeing trails based out of Natural Stone Bridge & Caves park in Pottersville. These trails are available for hiking and snowshoeing with admission to the park. Green Hill is a gradual 4.6 mile climb to excellent views. Catamount Mountain is a steep 1.8 mile hike to a beautiful vista. These trails are available as a…
Gurney Lane Recreation Area
Gurney Lane has it all! Trail system for hiking and walking 21 km professionally designed mountain bike park (15+ km of single track trails and 7 km of double track trails) Winter fat bike trails 6,200 square foot outdoor pool with 1,300 square foot shallow area and 1-meter diving slide Playground Basketball court Fishing pond Bathhouse with restrooms and showers Concession area Picnic tables and grills Pavilion for rent In the winter, guests to the park…
Hackensack Mountain Park
Hackensack is a small mountain located right in the heart of Warrensburg. It has a rich history, with many of the historic buildings in the hamlet having been built with rock quarried on the mountain. Its name is derived from an Algonquin word meaning “where two rivers come together”, and those who make the climb to the peak are rewarded with a panoramic view of not only the hamlet, but also the confluence of the…