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Don’t miss out!

May 31st marks the last day to order 2018 Hike-A-Thon shirts with your registration, plus there are only 2-1/2 weeks left to register – period! Don’t miss out on this huge annual lake-wide event. Register online at https://lakegeorgehikeathon.org/register and secure your spot!

The event is filling up, with less than 100 spots still available at 7 sites. Need some help deciding where to go? Here’s a quick look at your options:

Amy’s Park, wetlands hike: Located in the back country of Bolton, this is our most family-friendly preserve with lots of natural features to keep the hike interesting. A 1/2-mile easy hike leads to rocky outcrop overlooking an active beaver pond. Great for birders, too!

Charles R. Wood Nature Park: Situated on property once part of the Gaslight Village Amusement Park in Lake George Village, this section of the renovated site includes a gravel path that winds around several retention ponds used to filter water before entering the lake. Handicapped accessible, this site offers a quick and easy option for those with limited mobility or time. A tour of the ponds, with explanation of the restoration project and plants found there, is included.

Cook Mountain Preserve: The first of LGLC’s preserves, Cook Mt is in Ticonderoga, with an unbeatable view looking straight down the lake, as well as eastern views of Lake Champlain and Vermont. This 3-mile round-trip hike is also one of our more challenging options, so those participating should plan on a good workout!

Godwin Preserve: This recent addition to the LGLC roster is located just south of Amy’s Park in Bolton. The 1.8-mile round-trip hike is moderate, with a few steeper sections but overall level footing that is good for families. The view from its lookout includes a glimpse of Lake George and a clear visual of the ponds of Amy’s Park, as well as the mountains beyond.

Jabe Pond: There are only a few spots left at this site in Hague, new for 2018! Owned and managed by the NYS DEC, a gravel road leads to a parking area a short portage away from the water’s edge. Take your time following the shoreline, checking out the islands, and take a rest at any of the small beach-like areas around the 151-acre pond. Paddlers must bring their own canoe or kayak.

Northwest Bay Paddle: This easy Bolton paddle meanders through the Northwest Bay Brook marsh for 1.2 miles to the point of the Loines Preserve, where the water opens into Northwest Bay. Suitable for canoes and kayaks, the marsh is home to lots of native plants and wildlife. Paddlers must bring their own canoe or kayak.

Pole Hill Pond Forest Preserve: Owned by NYS DEC and managed by the LGLC, this Bolton property is another of our more challenging options, with a hike nearly 6 miles round-trip and lengthy steep sections. The trail loops up to Walnut Ridge for a clear view overlooking Lake George and the tip of Tongue Mountain, then continues to Pole Hill Pond before descending to the trailhead.

Ready to make your choice? Register today!

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Early-Bird Closes Today!

Today’s the last day to register as an Early-Bird and get your free event t-shirt! Sites are filling up, too, so there’s no better reason to register NOW for this amazing, fun, family-friendly, FREE event!

Go to our interactive map to check out the 2018 sites, find one that’s perfect for you, and then register with our easy online form. Questions? Email Sarah at shoffman@lglc.org or call 518-644-9673. See you on July 5th!

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2018 Hike-A-Thon is off to a great start!

Early-bird registration for the 2018 Hike-A-Thon started at midnight, March 5th — and just 8 hours in, Roger’s Rock is FULL with more than 50 people registered! You guys are crazy, and awesome, and I LOVE watching these registrations come in! Thanks for all the support!

Sorry if you had your heart set on Rogers’ Rock – there are lots of other great sites are still available!  Go to our Sites page to get to our map and see all of the exciting options!

Win a helicopter ride!
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Win a Ride in the 2017 Hike-A-Thon Helicopter!

Here’s your chance to be part of the Hike-A-Thon without stepping a foot on a trail!

Each year we offer one lucky winner the opportunity to be the fourth passenger in the helicopter that flies around Lake George during the Hike-A-Thon. The winner will be riding with pilot Bruce Mowery, photographer Carl Heilman, and one LGLC staff member.

Watch the event unfold from the air, wave to hundreds of hikers and paddlers, and see the lake and its mountains from the most awesome and inspiring viewpoint–from the Hike-A-Thon helicopter!  Complete the entry form below by June 16, 2017 to get a chance to win one seat in the helicopter that will fly around Lake George on July 5, 2017!

Drawing is open to the public and no donation is required to enter. One entry per household please.

Go to https://lakegeorgehikeathon.org/2017drawing/ for the official entry form and complete giveaway rules.

 

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April Update

Just one month in and 8 sites are FULL! This is by far the most active year yet, and we are excited to watch it happen! Haven’t signed up yet? Don’t worry – there are still 9 sites with available spots. Want to hang out with the dogs? Go to Peggy’s Point. Want to fish for water lilies? Try Amy’s Park. Like relaxing on a cabin porch? Try Thomas Mt. Looking for the best northern view? Go for Cook Mountain Preserve. Go to https://lakegeorgehikeathon.org for more info and ideas, and get registered! #hikelakegeorge

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Wow! What a start!

In just one week more than 150 people have signed up for the 2016 Hike-A-Thon! Many of these folks chose to hike Rogers’ Rock and Anthony’s Nose – these two sites are now FULL and not able to take on additional participants.

Don’t forget we are also still seeking experienced volunteers to help lead hikes and to help at the trailhead. Not able or interested in hiking, but want to help? We need you for Ground Crew! These essential volunteers help organize participants at check-in and check-out, and remain at the trailhead in case of emergency. Check out our volunteer page for more information, or contact Sarah (email, or call 518-644-9673).