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.

Hiking is a pillar of the Lake George Area experience

 

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.

Northeast Mountain Guides & Wilderness School

Offering custom guided outdoor experiences. Hiking, educational hikes, youth adventures, backpacking, mountaineering, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing throughout the Adirondacks for beginners to experienced.

Warren County Bikeway

The Warren County Bikeway makes a family bike ride easy! The bikeway begins at Platt Street in downtown Glens Falls and continues north along rolling hills to Fort George Road in Lake George.

Dynamite Hill at Town of Chester Recreation Center

133 acres for hiking, single track bicycling. Rope tow, night skiing, snowmaking. Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, sledding, tubing hill, ice skating, warming hut. Half-mile, marked nature trail. Seasonal picnic pavilion.

North Creek Ski Bowl

The second hub of Gore Mountain.

Round the Lake Challenge

The Round the Lake Challenge is an outdoor recreation challenge designed by the Lake George Land Conservancy to, "educate about the Lake George watershed’s natural, historical and cultural resources by encouraging first-hand experiences."

Northwoods Scenic Gondola Rides

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. Fall leaf peepers will find unparalleled views of the colors on this ride.

Pole Hill Pond

The entrance to the Pole Hill Pond Preserve is on the west side of Route 9N. Look for the prominent sign.

Cougar Nature Trails

An easy-to-moderate trail system in Chestertown.

Warrensburg Recreation Field

A four-season park. Picnic, playground, tennis, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and toboggan run.

Hudson Pointe Nature Preserve

83-acre nature preserve along the Hudson River, fishing access. Over 2 miles marked trails for walking, hiking, mountain biking; snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Leashed dogs are welcome. Camping, swimming, motorized vehicles are prohibited.

Green Hill and Catamount Mountain Hiking Trail

Climb either a steep, 1.8-mile trail to a beautiful view or a challenging, 6.4-mile hike to views of the distant Adirondack High Peaks. These hikes are only available through Natural Stone Bridge and Caves and do require a fee.

Lake George Land Conservancy Preserves & Trails

The Lake George Land Conservancy is a not-for-profit group that aims to protect the waters of Lake George.