Lake George is a beautiful town and rich with history. We enjoyed walking around the lake and visiting Fort William Henry. At the visitor's center we heard about hiking Prospect Mountain. So we had some lunch and headed over.
As our quest to see amazing sites in America continued, we stopped at the Erie Canal. An amazing feat, dug mostly by the Irish with the incentive of whiskey, in 1820's and completed in 1825. This canal allowed goods to be transported through the Great Lakes out to the Atlantic Ocean or vice versa. It created an economic boom for New York, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin. And was the inspiration of for "Low Bridge, Everybody Down".
It was the first city I wish we had more time to explore but we had three goals in Philadelphia, see Independence Hall, The Franklin Museum and leave with enough time to get to Washington, DC and continue driving south toward Auburn, AL. We accomplished all of those things, saw the Liberty Bell and the kids earned another Junior Ranger Badge.