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“Love Picnics in High Places!”
Review of Prospect Mountain

Ranked #2 of 51 things to do in Lake George
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A 2,030-foot mountain in Lake George that offers trips to the summit in "viewmobile" vans for awesome views.
Red Bank, New Jersey
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Love Picnics in High Places!”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

It's worth the $10 per car entrance fee. There are several pull outs to view Lake George below on the drive up. There is a large parking lot with comfort stations just below the summit; no restrooms on the summit, only water by the pavilion on top. You will also find picnic tables here or at the summit. Take the four minute hike the rest of the way up, all paved, a free shuttle, or if by motorcycle, you can drive to the summit. On the summit there are spectacular views. So neat to see the lay of the land and all the shades of blue and green.

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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Well worth the $10”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Do you like stunning views? Then Prospect Mt. is for you. My parents took us kids to Lake george every year in the 60's and 70's and I never saw Prospect Mt. But this time my wife saw a sign and said she wanted to check it out. There is a $10 fee for cars and it's well worth it! There are 3 overlooks on the way to the summit. Each has beautiful views of the lake. When you arrive at the top, there is a parking lot with shuttles to take you to the actual summit. The views from the summit are spectacular!! You can see the southern end of Lake George from a height of @ 2000 Ft. There are picnic tables and grills for picnicking. We stayed for about 2 hours but I could definitely see spending an entire day there.
Like I said, it's well worth the $10.

Visited August 2014
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New York City, New York
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81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful views and scenery”
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

If you're in the Lake George area you should definitely make a visit to Prospect Mountain. It doesn't take that much time. $10 to enter and only cash. There are 4 areas to stop to take pictures. I think area 2 and 4 are the best. When you get to the last area, you can either take the shuttle or walk up a steep road to the top. If you can you should walk up the steep road. My young kids had fun doing so. It takes about 3 minutes. Not a long walk at all.

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upstate new york
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing views”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Amazing views. Hefty price ($10.00) to drive up in your own car but boy incredible view of lake and mountains. Have to hike or take bus to summit. No charge for bus ride and drivers were very friendly.

Visited August 2014
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New York City, New York
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51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Enjoyed the view from the parking areas on the way up the mountain. Was disappointed in the lack of information given to visitors. No map of hiking trails, and no indication of what to do once you got up to the parking lot near the summit. We just hopped on the bus because we saw it coming, not realizing it takes about a minute to get to the top. We could have walked it easily if only we knew. Not much to do once you're at the top. Lots of bees didn't make it appealing to use the picnic tables. The kids were bored. We didn't stay long.

Visited August 2014
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