Lake GeorgeEnjoy hiking around Lake George, surrounded by the Adirondack Mountains. There are trails for every hiker ranging from beginners to challenging. Check out these fast facts before picking a path to explore. 

East Side of Lake George

  1. Buck Mountain Trailhead is a moderate, three-mile hike with a few challenging spots sprinkled throughout the way. When hiking the trail from the south side, you’ll come across several overlooks. On a clear day, you can see the tippy top of Adirondacks Mountains and kayakers splashing below. Make sure to follow the yellow markers!
  2. The Black Mountain Trail and Lake George Trail are also moderate level hikes. The 7.7-mile hike is commonly used for birdwatching, but guests have the most fun on the summit. From the top of Black Mountain, you’ll see beautiful views of North Lake George, a fire observer’s cabin, and a fire tower. Your furry friends are allowed to accompany you on these hikes as long as they have a leash!
  3. Sleeping Beauty Mountain Loop may seem like an intimidating hike, but the switchbacks ease up the ascension. This hike is best known for its picturesque qualities from the open ledges. When returning to ground level, you’ll pass the charming Bumps Pond and Fishbrook Pond. 
  4. Those looking for an excellent hike for first-timers, check out Shelving Rock Falls. This quick journey takes about an hour to reach the top. The paths are wide and flat and offer great views of Lake George. 

Tongue Mountain Range

  1. Deer Leap is a well-traveled path because there is a lookout that is easy to reach lookout over North Lake George. 
  2. Five Mile Mountain is a rugged route which passes through heavily forested terrain. At the beginning of the trail, there’s a steep incline to overcome. 

Waterfall View Hikes

  1. Lakeshore Trail starts at various spots along Shelving Rock Road. The trail leads to Shelving Rock Falls area and winds down to the lake. The Lakeshore Trail has beautiful lakeside views and many places to throw a picnic. Be wary near the waterfall area since it does get slippery. 
  2. The Warren County Bikeway starts at Lake George’s shore and stretches to the Glens Falls Feeder canal. The trail is paved, which is great for strollers, bikes, and walkers. Some sections of the path are appropriate for visitors with disabilities. 

After a long day of hiking, make your way back to The Lodges at Cresthaven for a night relaxing in our new, heated Grotta spa! The spa accommodates up to 15 people from April through November. Book your dream vacation today by visiting our website or talking to our friendly staff at 800-853-1632.