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Experience Fall Hiking & Biking in Lake George

There are so many opportunities to get out and explore Lake George throughout autumn. The region is packed full of trails for all levels of hikers and bikers that will take you to views you won't want to miss this colorful season. On foot or by bicycle, see what Lake George has to offer!

Fall Hiking

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Hiking is a great way to get some fresh air and enjoy views of fall foliage. When you hike in the Lake George Region, you get to experience firsthand the beauty of the Adirondacks. Climb your way to the top of one of the area's peaks and get rewarded with spectacular views. Don't forget your camera!

Local Favorites:

Prospect Mountain

Prospect Mountain is one of the most popular hikes in the Lake George Region because of its easy access from the Village. The entire hike is about 3 miles round trip, but it should be hiked slowly if you're bringing young children (some areas are steep). Through the end of October, you can drive up Prospect if you don't feel like hiking, and you'll still get great views.

Location: The trailhead is on Smith Street in Lake George Village.

Sleeping Beauty Mountain

On the east side of Lake George, Sleeping Beauty Mountain is a moderate hike that offers wonderful views of the lake. The hike is suitable for older children who can handle rocky sections, and the trail itself is 5-7.5 miles round trip.

Location: Go to the Hog Town Parking Area or Dacy Clearing (if open for vehicles).

Black Mountain

Take a trip up Black Mountain on the east side of Lake George for an amazing view at the summit. Although there are a few challenging spots, the hike is well worth the reward at the end. It's about 2.5 miles long, so plan for the trip ahead of time.

Location: The trailhead is located off Pine Brook Road in Clemons.

Fall Biking

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The biking scene in and around Lake George cannot be beat! There are many biking trails to choose from, and each one offers something a little different.

Local Favorites:

Warren County Bikeway

Go for a bike ride along the Warren County Bikeway this fall! The 9.5-mile long trail takes you from Lake George Village, through Queensbury, and into Glens Falls. There are picnic tables and scenic spots along the way, and you'll even pass over a few bridges.

Location: Starts on Beach Road near the steamboat dock.

Gurney Lane Recreation Area

A short drive from Lake George is the Gurney Lane Recreation Area. Bring your bike and check out the 3.5 miles of single track mountain bike trails and 6 miles of double track mountain bike trails. Parking is available at the trailheads.

Location: 118 Gurney Lane, Queensbury, NY

Didn't bring your bike with you to the Lake George Region? There's a convenient bike rental shop located right in the heart of Lake George Village.

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