Sometimes the easiest way to relax is a slow meander through the Lake George Area. If you want to explore by car there’s always something new to discover.

The Lake George Area is a large place. The best way to see everything the region has to offer is by car. Taking a scenic drive through the Adirondacks is the perfect way to spend a day. Take a joyride through winding back roads, passing under looming trees flush with autumn leaves. Begin in a bustling city and cruise to one of our hiking trails in a small hamlet. Start your afternoon enjoying a sandwich at a waterfront restaurant, and drive to a farm for some locally produced goods before sundown. There are a lot of driving routes to choose from all with something amazing at the end.

Dude Ranch Trail

This is the land of the Adirondack cowboy. Beginning and ending in the Village of Lake George, the Dude Ranch Trail is a 40-mile loop passing horse ranches, lakeside resort villages, theme parks and services.

Scenic Drive - Route 9N, Lake George to Hague & Rt 8, Hague to Brant Lake

I-87 Exit 22 to Rt 9N north. Drive along shoreline of Lake George thru Diamond Point and Bolton Landing. Turn right at Bolton Library (Rogers Memorial Park Drive) for spectacular dockside scenery of lake. Continue north on Rt 9N over Tongue Mt to Silver Bay; stop at overlook for a wonderful view. Continue north to Village of Hague and stop at Town Park. Advance north and view Rogers Rock and grand vistas of northern Lake George.

Roosevelt-Marcy Trail

Follow the route of Teddy Roosevelt's wild ride from Mount Marcy to the North Creek Train Station, where he learned that he was to become the 26th President of the U.S. This 40-mile jaunt runs from North Creek to Long Lake.

Lakes to Locks Passage ~ New York's Great Northeast Journey, the Lake George Region

An All-American Road - New York's Great Northeast Journey is North America's first interconnected waterway - joining the historic waters of the Hudson River, Lake George, the Champlain Canal, and Lake Champlain and shaping the destiny of the United States and Canada.

Scenic Drive - Route 9, Lake George to Chestertown

I-87 Exit 23, north on Rt 9 thru Warrensburg to Chestertown (about 7 mi past junction Rts 9 & 28). Enjoy beautiful forest scenery on the way. Stop in Chestertown to explore this quaint and charming village. At junction of Rt 8, turn left on Rts 8 & 9; stay on Rt 9 around picturesque Loon Lake. Continue toward Pottersville and I-87 Exit 26. Drive time: 3/4 hour 1-way plus stops.

Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway

One of the most spectacular views in the Adirondacks! Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway is open from late May through Veterans' Day, weather permitting. The spectacular 100-mile view from the 2,030' summit of Prospect Mountain can be accessed by driving the 5.5-mile winding road.

GO Tour NY

Travel the Adirondacks from Lake George to Lake Placid and points east, west, north and south through forests, along lakes and rivers of the region. Routes include Adirondack Coast, High Peaks Loop, Central Adirondacks - long and short loops, and the Southern Adirondack Trail, and others.

Mohican Trail Historical Driving Tour

Self-guided military history tour. The Heart of the Hudson-Champlain Corridor, Essex, Warren, Washington, and Saratoga Counties. Includes 17th-19th century archeological, military sites, museums, monuments, cemeteries, historical markers, forts and houses in the heart of the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars area.

Scenic Drive Route 9N, Lake Luzerne to Stony Creek to Warrensburg via Rt 418

I-87 Exit 21, south 11 mi. on Rt 9N to Lake Luzerne. Enjoy Lake Vanare, Fourth Lake and Lake Luzerne on the way. First right after high school onto Mill St, left onto Main St, then right onto Bridge St. Stop at parking area for view of Rockwell Falls, then cross bridge into Hadley; 1/4 mi. to right turn on Stony Creek Rd. Approx 10 miles to Stony Creek, with views of Hudson River and surrounding mountains.

Central Adirondack Trail

Central Adirondack Trail: The spectacular 140-mile Central Adirondack Trail can be traveled by car and canoe. Beginning at the Cooper's Cave Bridge in Glens Falls, the trail runs northwest through the heart of the Adirondacks following historic waterways and passing myriad of lakes as it proceeds south to Rome, NY where the trail ends.

Scenic Drive - Route 28, Warrensburg to Gore Mt, Indian Lake

I-87 Exit 23, north on Rt 9 thru Warrensburg to junction Rts 9 & 28. Take Rt 28 thru Wevertown and North Creek along Hudson River to North River. Four informational kiosks located along Rt 28 from North Creek to North River, highlight different themes including the Adirondack Park and forest preserve, The Hudson River watershed, fun on the river, Hamlet of North River and the history of log drives and log jams. Enjoy overlooks & villages along the way.

First Wilderness Heritage Corridor

Explore communities along the Hudson River, upstream from Glens Falls and west of Lake George which have joined together to celebrate their shared history along the earliest route into the heart of the Adirondack wilderness. From the Great Falls of the Hudson, upriver to the dramatic Hudson River Gorge, the stream tumbles over falls and rapids, past dramatic cliffs of magnificent marble, then slows to flow easily through ice meadows.