When was the last time you took in the 100-mile views of Lake George and the Adirondacks from the top of Prospect Mountain? In honor of veterans and the contributions they’ve made to our nation, the Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that all are welcome to drive up Prospect Mountain Veteran’s Memorial Highway for free this weekend and Veterans Day, November 9 – 11, 2019.
The 5.5-mile roadway winds up Prospect Mountain and features three separate overlooks where visitors can pull over and enjoy the scenery. The final stop is a parking lot just below the mountain’s summit from which visitors can take a short walk or a wheelchair accessible shuttle ride to the true summit.
Use of Veteran’s Memorial Highway typically costs $10 per car, $5 per motorcycle, and $50 per commercial bus, but this weekend access is completely free for the general public. Monday, November 11 will be the last day that the highway is open for the 2019 season.
In the mood for a hike? Instead of taking the highway, you can hike up Prospect starting at the trailhead on Smith Street in Lake George Village.