For Release: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Prospect Mountain Veteran's Memorial Parkway to Remain Open for Another Weekend
Lake George Area
Prospect Mountain Veteran's Memorial Parkway will remain open through Sunday, October 23, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced today.
"Due to the warm weather and the extended foliage season it makes sense to allow people to enjoy the sights and activities the mountain is known for," said DEC Regional Director Betsy Lowe.
The 5½ mile parkway has three separate overlooks - The Narrows, Lake George and Eagle's Eye - from which to enjoy the scenery of the Adirondack Mountains and Lake George. A shuttle runs from the parking lot at the end of the parkway to the 2030-foot summit of Prospect Mountain.
A self-guided nature trail, the remains of the world's largest cable railroad and picnic facilities can also be enjoyed by visitors. A 1.5-mile hiking trail connects the Village of Lake George to the summit of the mountain.
The parkway was scheduled to close October 16. Due to continued warm weather, the amount of colorful foliage remaining on trees and the request of tourism officials the parkway will be open for an additional weekend.
Access to the Prospect Mountain Veteran's Memorial Parkway costs $10 for a car, $4 for a motorcycle and $50 for a commercial bus.