VIDEO: Family Friendly Hiking in Lake George, NY – Shelving Rock Summit, Shelving Rock Falls + Pilots Knob Preserve

Back with another video to share with you from our time in Lake George. I did so much filming that I have way to much content. Trying to figure out how to break it all down in a way that makes sense to share.

If you are getting caught up:

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Today I wanted to share with you two {and a half!} of our favorite hikes we did during our week in Lake George, NY with two little kids – aged 3 and 5 – in tow !

Here’s the video! Check it out to get a better idea of all the trails and all the fun we had – and let me know what you think of our adventures:

First up, Shelving Rock Mountain.

We are starting here because it was my favorite one. It’s hard to give the footage or the photos justice because it was even more beyond beautiful that you can imagine.

The hike was around 1.7 miles up – 3.4 miles round trip.

It’s a great hike for families because the route was wide had a pretty easy incline that was great for my entire family – aged from 70 to age 3 – the whole way up.

The summit was GORGEOUS. A perfect view of Lake George as far as the eye can see.

After we made our way down from the summit, we continued going down the mountain to check out the Shelving Mountain Falls. It’s about a 1/2 mile from the parking in the middle of the mountain to the falls – so a quick 30 minute hike to the bottom, but you could walk all the way down to Lake George if you wish!

Shelving Rock Falls is a 50-foot cascade – It is an easy hike with a wide, unmarked dirt trail that leads straight to the waterfall. It was the perfect place to cool off after a day of hiking – the boys got in and LOVED it!

This was beyond beautiful!

Our next hike – Pilots Knob Preserve.

We did this towards the end of the week and did it was the perfect way to start the day with a quick and easy hike for the kids. I love that there are so many great options for families to hike in Lake George, it’s something great to promote for healthy living starting at a young age!

This was a quick 30 minute hike to the top that my 3 year old basically ran to the top. The top of this didn’t have as amazing views as Shelving Rock but it had a sweet gazebo at the top and I would definitely recommend it.

Nothing beats a Lake Georg View!

We did a few other smaller hikes on our trip that I hope to share with you in another post – but these were defiantly my two favorites!

If you’ve been to Lake George and done any hikes before, I’d love to know – which ones did you do?!

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  • Reply Patty August 6, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Awesome video, brings back memories of a fabulous week together!

  • Reply Patty August 6, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Awesome video – loved the recap, memories of a fabulous week together!

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