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12 Short Hikes Near Lake George


If you’re looking for a hike that won’t take all day or sap all your strength, “12 Short Hikes Near Lake George” will help.
Phil Brown, former editor of the Adirondack Explorernewsmagazine, has selected a dozen hikes in the vicinity of Lake George that can be done in a few hours. They lead to summits, lookouts, backcountry ponds, and wild rivers. These are ideal outings for families and novice hikers—or anyone who wants a quick dose of wilderness.

  • Detailed trail descriptions
  • Stunning photos
  • Hand-drawn maps
  • Trailhead directions
  • GPS coordinate
  • Historical tidbits
  • Bonus hike
  • Fits in your pocket