Best Scenic Drives In Lake George NY
Feel like going for a scenic drive to admire the beauty of the Lake George area and surrounding Adirondack Mountain region this season? If you're not into hiking or biking, a scenic drive can be just as rewarding if you know where to go.
We asked our Lake George Facebook fans for input on the BEST scenic drives in Lake George NY, and we have compiled a list of some of the best suggestions. So whether it's to enjoy the beauty of the glimmering lake, the vibrant fall foliage, or the snow-capped mountains Ã¯Â¿Â½ for nearly every season, the best scenic drives are here:
Best Scenic Drives In Lake George NY:
TOP 5 Fall Scenic Routes
1. Route 9N
This scenic route winds around the entirety of Lake George, offering views of the lake along the east side! View the spectacular mountains, mansions and cabins along the way, as well as the beauty of the surrounding landscape covered in bright colors.
2. Prospect MountainIn addition to hiking Prospect Mountain, you can also drive to the top of Prospect Mountain (for a small fee per vehicle) and enjoy one of the most spectacular views overlooking Lake George! The view is incredibly rewarding from your car, or you can take a van to the summit! The drive is seasonal, running through late October. You'll have an amazing view once you reach the top, with the bright foliage covering the majestic mountains with bright colors reflecting off the lake! See the Prospect Mountain VIDEO!
3. Bolton Landing
Take a leisurely drive through Bolton Landing to admire the historic mansions, estates and shops that make the town so charming. Lake George glimmering in the background reminds you that you are enjoying the scenic views of the Queen of American Lakes!
4. Top Of The World
With a name like that, it must be a great view, right? A drive up Top Of The World Golf Resort atop French Mountain (near Prospect Mountain) delivers on being one of the best views of the lake as well as surrounding mountains and foliage, where you can just take everything in.
5. Skip The Drive
Forget the scenic drive, and go for a scenic ride by water or land! How about a scenic cruise aboard one of Lake George's steamboats or other guided tours? You could also opt for the Upper Hudson River Railroad for a leisurely ride along the Hudson River and back to see the Lake George countryside. It's just a short ride to the train station in North Creek, and the roundtrip ride takes about 2 - 2 1/2 hours. Enjoy the festive colors in a whole new way this fall!
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