Covering 9,375 square miles, the Adirondack Mountains offer the perfect playground for New York’s most adventurous travelers. Head to Lake George this summer and explore the beauty of the Adirondacks. Kick off your summer vacation at The Lodges at Cresthaven and discover the best hikes in the Adirondacks nearby. Whether you are looking for a challenging mountain hike with rewarding views of Lake George or a leisurely, kid-friendly waterfall hike, there is a trail for everyone to discover! 

Prospect Mountain, Lake George

Prospect Mountain is one of the most popular trails in Lake George, accessible from Smith Street. This three-mile round trip can be difficult, as it ascends the mountain with rocky terrain and steep inclines. Once you have reached the top of the trail, you will be rewarded with a 100-mile view of Lake George and the Adirondack mountains. 

The Pinnacle, Bolton Landing

If you are looking for views without the challenging terrain of Prospect Mountain, we recommend hiking The Pinnacle. Access this moderate trail from Edgecomb Pond Road and hike 1.5 miles to incredible views of Tongue Mountain Range, the Narrows, Shelving Rock, Sleeping Beauty Mountain, and Buck Mountain.

Pilot Knob, Fort Ann

Pilot Knob offers one of the best Adirondack hikes for families with young children. Start your exploration on the .7-mile Orange Trail and hike to the gazebo for scenic views of Lake George. Turn around or continue along the one-mile Blue Trail to visit a seasonal waterfall. 

Shelving Rock Falls, Fort Ann

Hike to Shelving Rock Falls with the family and spend the perfect summer day on the trail. This easy hike takes you down the mountain past cascading waterfalls and ends at the lake. Bring your bathing suit and cool down after your hike at Log Bay!

Sleeping Beauty Mountain., Fort Ann

Sleeping Beauty Mountain offers a moderately easy hike with amazing views of Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains. Take the 1.8-mile Dacy Clearing trail for a short hike, or take the 7.8-mile loop for a longer outing on the trails!

Book Our Adirondack Vacation Rentals this Summer

Plan your escape with The Lodges at Cresthaven and explore the best Adirondack hikes near Lake George this summer. After a day on the trails, take advantage of our seasonal property amenities, such as a private beach, pool, fitness center, picnic tables, charcoal grills, kayaks, paddleboards, and an on-site restaurant. Browse our collection of Adirondack vacation rentals and find the perfect property for your Lake George summer getaway!