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Protect Lake George & End Your 4th of July Weekend on a High Note

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!

Photo Credit: Edith St-Laurent via Adirondack.net’s Facebook Page

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.

Where will the hikes take place? Check it out:
  • 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.
Sound like a perfect way to end your Fourth of July weekend on a high note? Be sure to register soon for the trail that seems like the best fit for you, as sites are filling up quickly! 
While this event is free, if you choose to donate to LGLC and their stewardship activities, you’ll receive a limited edition hat for every $25 you give!
We can’t wait for this year’s Hike-A-Thon! What’s your favorite spot to hike in Lake George?