Lake George, NY and Prospect Mountain Hike
Lake George is located in upstate NY near the boarder of Vermont. It is part of the Adirondacks. We were able to secure a beautiful spot at a Thousand Trails called Lake George Escape(LGE). This campground was closing up for the season so most of the features were closed but it was a beautiful campground and it gave us great access to Lake George and the surrounding area.
The grounds at LGE were largely covered with pine trees. The weather was quite warm, in the 70's and they still had the pool open so the kids went for a swim. Multiple lakes and surrounded by mountains made the LGE's grounds great for biking and wildlife watching.
Lake George is a beautiful town, 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.
Prospect Mountain hike is a 3 mile round trip hike. The summit is 2083 ft up with views of 100 miles around, on a clear day. This was our first hike of the trip. Little did I know how hard this hike was going to be but looking back we really enjoyed it.
So down the mountain was much quicker. As we were climbing up we talked about how steep the incline was and wondered if they could slide down the mountain. Many of the rocks were large and smooth so they tried. In the end it was unsuccessful. They ripped their pants but they had fun trying.
Overall a very good time, I think we might just get into this hiking thing!