One of the best views of southern Lake George is from the summit of Prospect Mountain. Although the hike up through the woods is fun and rewarding, visitors can also drive up to the top via the Prospect Mountain Veteran’s Memorial Parkway. There is typically a fee to access the highway, but in celebration of our country veterans, the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will offer free admission to the public on three days in early November.
See Lake George From the Summit of Prospect Mountain
This November, the DEC will open the gates to the Prospect Mountain Veteran’s Memorial Parkway to visitors on the first weekend of the month (November 3-4) and Veterans Day (November 11).
In a press release, DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said, “We are proud to honor the men and women who have served our country by granting free access to enjoy the views from Prospect Mountain for these three days.”
The Prospect Mountain Veteran’s Memorial Parkway is a 5.5-mile paved road that features three overlooks and a day use area when you arrive at the summit. Visitors can park their vehicle and check out the accessible walkways, view scopes, picnic areas, and the remains of the world’s largest cable railroad.
After Veterans Day, the Parkway will close for the season and re-open next spring. Don’t miss your chance to drive up Prospect Mountain for free!