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Drive Up Prospect Mountain Via The Veterans Memorial Highway

Prospect Mountain is one of the most popular hiking spots around Lake George, but if you are not able to hike to the summit, you can still experience the amazing views. A short drive up Veterans Memorial Highway leads to scenic outlooks along the way and a large picnic area at the top of the mountain.

sign for Prospect Mountain Highway

2021 Info for Prospect Mountain Day Use Area

Picnicking is allowed once again at Prospect Mountain. Bathrooms are open, view scopes are operating, and the day use fee of $10 per car has resumed. Shuttles are cleaned/sanitized in between runs and operate at a limited capacity.

The Ride to the Top

The Veterans Memorial Highway is a 5.5-mile long route that is open daily from May 21 through November 11, 2021, weather permitting. The hours are 10am to 6pm through Labor Day, and then 9am to 5pm through the fall. The turn for the highway is located on Route 9 approximately 1/2-mile south of Lake George Village and directly across from the Lake George Chamber of Commerce.

There are three scenic outlooks with pull-off spots on the way up to the summit, and each offers some great photo opportunities.

Farther along is a large parking lot where all vehicles will be left.

Pricing Varies By Vehicle

There is a small fee to access the route up Prospect Mountain and park in the lot.

  • Cars/Vans: $10
  • Motorcycles: $5
  • Bicycles: $2
  • Buses: $50

view from the prospect mountain summit

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