Nature October 12, 2018
Everyone In New York Should Take This Underappreciated Scenic Drive
When traveling through New York, it feels like nearly every road you trek upon is one that’s a scenic drive you’ll never forget. While
Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway is a popular road to explore in the Adirondack Mountains, there’s another mountain that you can drive up as well that you shouldn’t let fall under your radar.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Right in the heart of Lake George, Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway is a scenic drive you won't want to pass up on.
Starting just off of Route 9, the scenic 5.5-mile-long drive winds up Prospect Mountain.
Along the drive up you'll find three major overlooks - The Narrows, Lake George Panorama, and The Eagle's Eye.
Once you reach the top of the road, you'll find a parking lot where you can leave your car. From here, you can take a shuttle to the summit or choose to explore the mountain by foot.
All along the top of the mountain, you'll find picnic tables that have amazing views.
You'll also find pieces of history that you can dive into at the summit as well, with historical markers pointing out where the old Prospect Mountain House used to be - an Adirondack hotel that was once on the summit and sadly burned down twice.
Visitors will also see the old cable railway that was situated here and was once even the world's largest cable railroad.
And as much as we love learning about the unique history of Prospect Mountain's summit, it's this 100-mile view that we really came for.
Giving you a bird's eye view of Lake George and the surrounding Adirondack Mountains, you'll wish you had taken this drive sooner.
If you want to get a better look at the village down below...
...it'd be a good idea to bring some binoculars so that you can really see things in greater detail!
Open through November 11th, take a beautiful drive up Prospect Mountain to enjoy the fall foliage and views before the highway closes for the year.
Here's what you should know before driving up Prospect Mountain. For vehicles, it costs $10 dollars to drive up to the summit of the mountain and is only $2 dollars if you have the energy to ride your bike up the top. After November 11th, the highway will be closed for the year and will reopen again sometime in the spring. To find out more information,
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