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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

2024 Info for Prospect Mountain Day Use Area

Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway is open daily from May 25 to November 11, 2024, weather permitting. The typical hours are 10am to 6pm through Labor Day, and then to 5pm through Veterans Day; the hours are subject to change.

Please call 518.668.5198 for current accessibility information and for updates on hours.

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

The Ride to the Top for Panoramic Views

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. Drive and hike up Prospect Mountain to enjoy the spectacular 360 degree views!

The final parking lot is located 155 feet below the summit. A quarter-mile trail provides access from the parking lot to the summit. Three additional overlooks provide views along the 5.5-mile highway of the Narrows, Lake George, and Eagle's Eye.

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