Hiking & Biking Trails to Visit in the Adirondacks

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The Adirondacks is known for having some of the best hiking and biking trails in the nation. You won’t want to miss them when you’re in town for the festival!

Hiking and biking trails are a great way to soak up the amazing scenery that the Adirondacks have to offer, and we are here to let you know about just a few of the best hiking and biking trails in the ADKs.

Listed below we have three of our top picks for hiking trails; one that’s family-friendly, one that’s moderate, and one that is a little more challenging.

Hiking Trails

Pilot Knob Preserve Trail:

This is a family-friendly hiking trail located in Fort Ann, NY. It’s closely located to Lake George Village, Queensbury, & Glens Falls. Once you reach the end of the trail there’s a gazebo and a nice open field perfect for throwing a frisbee, eating a quick snack, or just taking a rest! If you want to continue your hike, there is an extended trail that takes you to a waterfall! It can take 20-30 minutes to get to the gazebo, if you choose to continue to the waterfall that is about an extra 25-minute hike.

Sleeping Beauty Mountain:

This mountain is good for those who are looking for a moderate hike on the east side of Lake George. This hiking trail is better for families with older children as there are occasional rocky twists and turns throughout the trail. Depending on which starting point you begin the hike, it is between 5 and 7.5 miles round-trip.

Prospect Mountain:

This 3-mile round trip hike is perfect for someone looking for a more difficult but not completely time-consuming hike. The trail is steep at some points throughout, which makes it more difficult and not ideal for children. Once you reach the top of the mountain there are beautiful views of the lake and the area surrounding it. You can also drive up the mountain using the Veterans Memorial Highway if you are unable to hike.

Biking Trails

For those of you who would rather bike around the Adirondacks, we have some biking trails for you! If you’re in need of a bike to enjoy one (or all) of these wonderful bike trails, we recommend visiting Rick’s Bike Shop in Queensbury!

Warren Country Bikeway:

This is a 9.4-mile trail that goes from Glens Falls to Lake George. It can be used for biking, walking, and running. Along the trail, there will be kiosks with maps and signs that will tell you some historical facts!

Feeder Canal Trail:

This 9-mile trail is perfect for biking, walking, or running. It stretches from the Feeder Dam in Queensbury up to Mullen Park in Fort Edward.

Northwest Bay Trail:

This 10-mile round trip trail is perfect for all you mountain bikers out there. This trail has rugged terrain and exposed roots, so it is not ideal for a regular bike ride.

There you have it, some of our suggestions for the best hiking and biking trails to visit while in the area! Visit Lakegeorge.com for even more.

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