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. Explore a quiet park and search for Adirondack birds. There are a lot of driving routes to choose from all with something amazing at the end.

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.

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.

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.

Lakes to Locks Passage - Lake George Region

Explore spectacular landscapes laden with history in the Lake George Area! Midway between Manhattan and Montreal the more than 200-miles of the Lakes to Locks Passage Scenic Byway provides access to charming cities, rural landscapes, recreational areas, and Adirondack hamlets. Through all four seasons, you can experience history, nature, and culture.

GO Tour NY

Go Tour NY provides a variety of maps and driving tours throughout the Adirondacks. Travel 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.  View their website for more information and detailed maps.

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.

Central Adirondack Trail

Central Adirondack Trail

Explore Adirondack roads and lakes on the 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.

Roosevelt-Marcy Trail

Roosevelt-Marcy Trail

Experience Teddy Roosevelt's most wild ride! On September 13th, 1901, President William McKinley died from bullet wounds sustained in an assassination attempt in Buffalo, NY. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was in the middle of climbing Mount Marcy.

Scenic Drive Route - Lake Luzerne/Stony Creek/Warrensburg

Scenic Drive Route - Lake Luzerne/Stony Creek/Warrensburg

Discover Lake Luzerne, Stony Creek, and Warrensburg on this scenic drive! Follow the directions below for a beautiful scenic drive. You'll see Lake Vanare, Fourth Lake, Lake Luzerne, the Hudson River, and mountain views along the way:

First Wilderness

First Wilderness Heritage Corridor

Explore the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor by rail, river or road. The communities along this river and rail corridor are abundant with historical, recreational and cultural activities.

Thurman Station Bridge Canoe Launch

Scenic Drive Route - Dude Ranch Trail

Discover the land of the Adirondack cowboy! Follow the directions below for a beautiful scenic drive. You'll see Lake George, horse ranches, lakeside resorts, the Hudson River, and mountain views along the way:

Prospect Mountain

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.