Lake George Area Hiking:
The Lake George region is mountainous, scenic and popular New York State recreation area. Within the state's Adirondack Park Forest Preserve, comprising nearly 6 million acres, and thousands of acres of public lands bordering Lake George and extending to the tops of its surrounding mountains, Lake George area hiking is a great family outdoor activity. Public lands surrounding Lake George are included within the Lake George Wild Forest, and make an excellent recreational facility to hike and picnic. Developed hiking trails, public campgrounds and parks offer serene settings, rigorous and non-rigorous trails, historic sites, and magnificent views overlooking Lake George and its surrounding mountains. Whether hiking as a family activity, for recreation or sport, enjoy hiking trails to fit your hiking and climbing needs and level is a must-do when visiting Lake George! Visit historic Lake George Battlefield Park, Lake George Beach State Park, and 48 state islands are available for camping and picnicking. Please remember to take out what you take in, and enjoy the relaxing and peaceful atmosphere of the forest wilderness. Limited use of motorized vehicles and mountain bikes is permitted on designated trails and roads, dogs are permitted, and must be leashed when other hikers, particularly small children, approach. (Dogs are not allowed on the summit of Prospect Mountain).)
Hiking Trails in the Lake George Area:
Prospect Mountain Trail:
Access through Lake George Village, south end of Lake George.
Tongue Mountain Trail:
Access north of Village of Bolton Landing, NY, west side of Lake George.
Buck Mountain Trail:
Access on east side of Lake George at Pilot Knob, NY.
Black Mountain Trail:
Access on east side of Lake George between Ticonderoga, NY and Whitehall, NY.