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Mountaintop Rides

 

Here are five mountaintop rides for the Lake George Trip:

1) Prospect Mountain - Well worth the $5 to get a bird's eye view of Lake George and the surrounding area. The road is right near the Wingate Hotel that we are staying at and it is an easy ride. A shuttle takes you from a lot near the top to the summit. BONE view.

 

2) Top of the World - The view from this golf club/restaurant is great and it is free.

3) Mount Defiance - This this little gem overlooks Fort Ticonderoga and the scenic bend in Lake Champlain. The British hauled cannon up here causing the Americans to abandon Fort Ticonderoga without firing a shot. The road up here is right in the town of Ticonderoga. The road up is not in great shape and the lot at the top is dirt, but it is well worth it for the great views. BONE view. Mount Defiance is included in a Fort Ticonderoga admission (get a token.) By itself, the toll is $10.

 

4) Whiteface Mountain - While pricey at $12 per bike, the views are amazing. The road is bumpy in spots so you have to watch your line.

The views on the way up are pretty terrific:

 

Once you get near the top you park your bike and then make a choice. Either you walk into this tunnel to the elevator:

 

 

Or you climb there stairs.....yikes! I'll take the elevator.  :)

 

Once you reach the summit you never know who you might bump into:

 

Even on a cloudy day, the view of Lake Placid, Mirror Lake, the Adirondacks, and the town of Lake Placid are breathtaking.

 

Be sure to walk out back to the rocks for amazing views of the high Peaks region of the Adirondacks. Well worth the $10. BONE View.

 

5) Mount Equinox - While pricey at $12 per bike, the views are great.