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Tenant Creek Falls


A Moderate Walk to a Pleasant Falls Ascent: 120 ft Distance: 0.9 miles to first falls 2.1 miles to 2nd and 3rd falls Location: Hope Falls Road off of County Road 15 north of Northville. Region: Lake George/Eastern Adirondacks  The hike to the lower Tenant Falls is a moderate walk in the woods suitable for READ MORE

Crane Mountain


A Steep Trail to a Picturesque Area Elevation: 3254 ft Ascent: 1154 ft Distance: 1.4 miles (direct to summit) 2.7 miles (past pond first) Location: Ski Hi Road in Johnsburg, NY  Region: Eastern Adirondacks  Crane Mountain in the southern Adirondacks looks like a mountain that should have a castle on its READ MORE

Treadway Mountain


A Hike to an Interesting Summit Elevation: 2240 ft Ascent: 900 ft Round-Trip Distance: 7.8 miles Location: Trailhead Parking Lot at Puntam Pond Campground of off NY 74 west of Ticonderoga Region: Lake George In the summer, this is a popular destination because of the interesting open summit and the views of the READ MORE

Sleeping Beauty


Elevation: 2347 ft Ascent: 1038 ft Distance: 6.8 miles Location: Sly Pond Road to Hogtown off of Buttermilk Falls Road off of NY 149 east of Lake George Village Region: Lake George The length of the hike to Sleeping Beauty depends on if the woods road from the trailhead parking lot to READ MORE

The Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob


Elevation: 1000 ft or 1250 ft Ascent: 620 ft or 870 ft Distance: 1.0 miles or 2.8 miles Location: Pilot Knob Road at Washington County Border Region: Lake George This hike is on a nature preserve made possible by the Lake George Land Conservancy. Please respect their property and the rules that they READ MORE

Montcalm Point


Elevation: 565 ft (high point) 320 ft lake Ascent: 245 ft Round-Trip Distance: 10.8 miles Location: NY 9N north of Bolton Landing Region: Lake George This Northwest Bay Trail is 5.4 miles each way which is quite a bit easier than walking the whole length of the spine of Tongue Mountain Range READ MORE

Lost Pond


Not Really Lost Elevation: 1553 ft Ascent: 210 ft Round-Trip Distance: 2.8 or 5.2 miles Location: Near entrance of Putnam Pond State Campground Region: Lake George The trailhead for Lost Pond is along the road to Putnam Pond campground at the edge of the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. It is the last trailhead accessible READ MORE

Five Mile Mountain


Elevation: 2256 ft Ascent: 1191 ft Round-Trip Distance: 7.0 miles Location: NY 9N north of Bolton Landing Region: Lake George Either way you go, the summit of Five Mile Mountain is less than 4 miles from the trailheads. The easier way which starts at the north end of the Tongue Mountain Range READ MORE

Buck Mountain


A Great Hike with a Great View Elevation: 2330 ft Ascent: 2000 ft Distance: 6.6 miles  Location: Pilot Knob Road Region: Lake George Not all fantastic summits are in the High Peaks. Buck Mountain in the southern Adirondacks overlooks Lake George with distant views of the High Peaks and is a very READ MORE

Hadley Mountain (Fire Tower)


Fire Tower Elevation: 2675 ft Ascent: 1525 Round-Trip Distance: 3.6 miles Location: In the Saratoga County town of Hadley in the southern Adirondacks Region: Lake George Hadley Mountain is very popular for many reasons. Not only is the summit open with good views to the east, south (including the Great Sacandaga READ MORE