What better way to end a fun holiday weekend than with a hike in the Adirondacks? If you’re going to be in Lake George for the Fourth of July, stick around for the Lake George Land Conservancy’s Third Annual Hike-A-Thon on Sunday, July 5th!
Hikes are filling up fast, so sign up now to reserve your spot!
The Hike-A-Thon is a free event (registration required) that showcases LGLC’s parks and preserves throughout the Lake George area. There will be 12 hikes taking place simultaneously around the lake with a variety of difficulty levels from fun, family friendly hikes to more challenging trails for the experienced hiker.
- Amy’s Park- Uplands: This moderately challenging hike will start at 9:20 A.M. from Trout Falls Road in Bolton Landing. The red trail limbs steadily for about .75 miles to a lockout point with beautiful views of Lake George. Canine pals are welcomed on this hike!
- Amy’s Park – Wetlands: The wetlands provide a popular hike that’s perfect for an easy hike with your family or dog. This hike starts at 9:40 A.M. and is about one-mile round-trip. Keep an eye out for beavers, as this trail passes an active beaver pond!
- Anthony’s Nose: This hike is filled and cannot take any additional registrations.
- Berry Pond Preserve: This hike is recommended for experienced hikers who would like to be on a longer trail. Be sure to bring plenty of water and food and wear sturdy shoes! The group will leave at 9:30 A.M. from Transfer Road in Lake George. This trail is approximately 4.5-miles and will reach an elevation of 1,630 feet.
- Cat Mountain: This hike is filled and cannot take any additional registrations.
- Cook Mountain Preserve: The Preserve’s challenging summit trail is steep but has beautiful views of Lake George and the Green Mountains. This trail leaves at 8:45 A.M. from Baldwin Road in Ticonderoga and is approximately 2.9 miles.
- Gull Bay Preserve: This is a great option for those looking for a moderate, family-friendly hike. The group will leave at 9:50 A.M. from Sagamore Road in Putnam and travel for approximately .6 – 2.6 miles round trip. There is the option to turn around at the .6 mile mark, however, you can continue onto Gull Bay’s 1-mile orange trail. While this trail is good for children, it is not Fido friendly.
- Last Great Shoreline: Moderately challenging and family & dog friendly, the Last Great Shoreline group will leave at 9:30 A.M. from Last Great Shoreline Preserve in Putnam and travel for approximately 2.2 miles. There are a few rocky sections, but the blue trail is overall fairly easy to hike on.
- The Pinnacle: This hike is filled and cannot take any additional registrations.
- Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob: The most popular of LGLC’s properties, this hike is moderately challenging and perfect for hikers of all ages. This hike will leave at 10:00 A.M. from Pilot Knob Road in Fort Ann. After about a half mile of hiking, an panoramic view of Lake George can be seen.
- Terzian Woddlot: This hike is filled and cannot take any additional registrations.
- Thomas Mountain: This hike is filled and cannot take any additional registrations.