While the Prospect Mountain hiking trail has been open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the road up the mountain has remained closed…until now, that is. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that the Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway officially opens for the season on July 1, making it possible for everyone to enjoy the expansive views from the summit.
You can access the 5.5-mile highway from Route 9, approximately 1/2 mile south of Lake George Village. The entrance is directly across the street from the Lake George Chamber of Commerce.
Starting July 1, the Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway will be open seven days a week from 10:00am-6:00pm. Highway admission varies by vehicle: $10 for cars/vans; $5 for motorcycles; $50 for buses; and $2 for those who would like to ride their bikes up the road.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the DEC is taking several precautions, including:
- The shuttle will not be in operation
- Picnicking will be prohibited at the summit, and the picnic pavilions will not be available to rent
- Restrooms will remain closed
- The view scopes at the pull-offs and on the summit have been dismantled
Click here to learn more about Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway.