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.

Ballooning Adventures

Ballooning Adventures

Have an unforgettable good time with Ballooning Adventures! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to float quietly and view the world from above? You can experience this with Ballooning Adventures! Fly over historic villages and gently rolling farm country between the Adirondack Mountains of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont. We'll hold a champagne ceremony after all flights.

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.

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.

Whitewater Challengers Aerial Ropes & Paintball Course

Whitewater Challengers Aerial Ropes & Paintball Course

Zoom the zipline, navigate the ropes course, and play some paintball with Whitewater Challengers! Whitewater Challengers offers a day of adventure at their ropes course and paintball field in North River. Explore the guided ropes course through trees, platform to platform, over rope, wood, and wire bridges.

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!

SunKiss Ballooning

SunKiss Ballooning

Experience the Adirondacks from the air with SunKiss Ballooning! Nothing is more breathtaking than viewing the gorgeous landscape of the Adirondacks from hundreds of feet in the air. See those stunning views with SunKiss Ballooning! View the spectacular landscape of the Adirondacks, the beauty and wonder of the farmlands of Warren County, the rolling hills of Vermont, and the Queen of the American Lakes, Lake George.

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.

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).  

North Country Heliflight

North Country Heliflight

See the Lake George Area from a Robinson R-44 helicopter! An Adirondack helicopter flight with North Country Heliflight lets you see the Lake George Area, Adirondack and Green Mountains from our 4-seat Robinson R-44.

Adirondack Eagle Flyer

Adirondack Eagle Flyer Zip Line

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. Riders soar above the treetops as high as 125-feet off the ground with unsurpassed views of Lake George and the spectacular Adirondack Mountains. 

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.

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.