Many people vacation in the Adirondacks to take in the magnificent environment. Flying down a mountain by zip line, parasailing high above the water, or viewing the landscape from a gondola in the Lake George Area can show you the Adirondacks from a completely new perspective.

If you’ve seen the Lake George Area from the ground you know it’s a beautiful region. The views of the grand mountains and crisp waters are amazing. They’re even more breathtaking from the air.

There are several ways to fly high above Lake George

  • If you have the courage, zip line superman style down French Mountain and see the Adirondacks from a new perspective.
  • Take a scenic helicopter tour for two and get a bird’s eye view of the lake and the surrounding region.
  • Feel the sunshine on your face as you parasail high above the water safely strapped into a harness.
  • Kids and parents alike can climb and crawl through the trees at Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course which boasts 1.5 miles high-adrenaline aerial adventure.
  • Head to the Adirondack Balloon Festival, an annual gathering of hot air balloons, and watch as dozens of balloons blast off in the early morning light.
  • Take in the fall foliage from above the trees on a Gore Mountain gondola ride.

You’ve seen the Adirondack views, now it’s time for a new viewpoint.

Northwoods Gondola Skyrides

Northwoods Gondola Skyrides

Discover the beauty of the Adirondack Mountains on the Northwoods Gondola Skyride! Scenic sky rides are a great way to spend a half hour at Gore Mountain -- or the entire day! Gondola rides at Gore Mountain are a unique way to see views of the High Peaks and southern Adirondacks. Enjoy hiking and picnicking when you reach the summit! Don't miss the chance to take an amazing photo of the distant mountains.

Adirondack Eagle Flyer

Adirondack Eagle Flyer Zip Line

*** Eagle Flyer is temporarily closed. Check their Facebook page for updates *** Soar like an eagle over the Lake George Area! The Adirondack Eagle Flyer zip line, a one-of-a-kind experience which lets riders drop thousands of feet from the summit of French Mountain.

Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport

Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport

The Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport (GFL) provides the fastest, most convenient access to Glens Falls, Queensbury and the Lake George Area of the southern Adirondack mountains in beautiful upstate New York.

Guru Balloon

Guru Balloon

Embark upon a journey of wonder with Guru Balloon! Enjoy breathtaking views of the majestic Adirondacks while floating in the sky and sending greetings to earthbound folks below. We offer a variety of hot air balloon rides and outdoor adventure packages and tether rides.

scenic chair lift ride at West Mountain

Scenic Chairlift Rides and Hikes at West Mountain

The Southern Adirondacks - the Hudson River - the Green Mountains of Vermont ~ all beautiful. Board the chairlift and be whisked away to the top of the mountain and then hike down. It's great fitness fun for the two of your or your entire family.

West Mountain Aerial Adventure Park

West Mountain ~ Tree Top Aerial Adventure Park

Your adventure begins with a beautiful chairlift ride to the top where a new, state-of-the-art 5-acre park awaits. The adventure park is located under a canopy of trees - has six trails and three hubs. The course features a flying trapeze, a spider web, climbing wall, rolling vine, log wave, floating raft, a moving sidewalk, cloud sled, zip lines and lots more!

Tree Top Aerial Adventure Park

Treetop Adventure is two-hours and includes three hubs and six courses off the hubs. Please check back for more details, or follow us on Facebook (West Mountain Ski Area), Twitter (@skiwestmountain), Instagram (@westmtn).  

Leaf Air

Leaf Air

See the Lake George Area from high above the treetops with Leaf Air! Leaf Air provides quality and professional scenic flights throughout the Lake George Area from the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Glens Falls. Scenic flights are perfect for families, couples, and luxury seekers. We are pet-friendly!

Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course

Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course

Over 1.5 miles of thrilling tree-top adventures! Adirondack Extreme was the first aerial adventure course to open in the United States and continues to set the bar in the aerial adventure and adventure tourism category. We are the largest aerial tree-top adventure park in the United States.

A Beautiful Balloon

A Beautiful Balloon

There's nothing like a hot air balloon ride! A Beautiful Balloon specializes in romantic and memorable hot air balloon champagne flights over Lake George-Glens Falls area at sunrise and before sunset. You can tranquilly float inches above farm fields, pick leaves from tree tops, and enjoy amazing views from various elevations.

Majestic Balloon Flights

Majestic Balloon Flights

Fly through the Adirondacks with Majestic Balloon Flights! Enjoy a beautiful, hot air balloon flight over the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains with Majestic Balloon Flights. We offer champagne toasts, dinner gift certificates, children's rates, and pictures.

Adirondack Balloon Flights

Adirondack Balloon Flights

Fly high among the mountains with Adirondack Balloon Flights! Discover magnificent views of the Adirondacks and Lake George Area in a hot air balloon with Adirondack Balloon Flights! Hot air ballooning is the perfect forum for a proposal, wedding anniversary, or other occasion. We have flown thousands of people, have new and safe equipment, and high flight standards.