Win a helicopter ride!

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 for the official entry form and complete giveaway rules.


Gull Bay view

One week left to be an Early-Bird!

If you haven’t registered for the 2017 Hike-A-Thon yet, now is the time to do it! The Early-Bird Registration period ends April 30th, which is also when we stop giving away free t-shirts. And who doesn’t want a free t-shirt?!

Still can’t decide where to go because we have too many great choices? Well, you’re in luck because the number of available sites has gone down from 17 to 7, making a decision that much easier. And the sites that are left are still great; no bottom of the barrel, here at the Lake George Hike-A-Thon. What’s available? Glad you asked! There is still space at both hikes at Amy’s Park, the Charles R. Wood Nature Park, Cook Mountain Preserve, Gull Bay Preserve (pictured), Peggy’s Point, and Thomas Mountain. Check out our map for more information about all of these, and then register!


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 for more info and ideas, and get registered! #hikelakegeorge


Seeking Volunteers

We are now taking applications from those interested in volunteering for the 2017 Hike-A-Thon. Whether you can lead a hike, help with check-in, or help post flyers and info in your community, your help is needed!

All volunteers receive event t-shirts and some other goodies, and are required to attend the pre-event meeting on June 24, from 10 am – noon.

Use our easy online form to apply, or email or call 518-644-9673 with questions. Thank you!


May Update – Wow!

The 2016 Hike-A-Thon is looking AMAZING! Thank you to all who have already registered. For those who are still deciding where to go, sites are filling up, so you’ll want to choose quickly!

Here’s what is still available:

Amy’s Park uplands hike
Amy’s Park wetlands hike
Berry Pond
Cook Mountain
Gull Bay
Northwest Bay paddle
Pilot Knob
Thomas Mountain

Have questions? Feel free to call us at 518-644-9673 or email And, as always, spread the word to your friends and family! Thank you!


The Pinnacle is full!

With more than 350 people signed up for the 2016 Hike-A-Thon, it’s no wonder sites are filling up. The Pinnacle in Bolton Landing is the latest property to hit its max.

If you wanted to sign up for the Pinnacle, consider the nearby Thomas Mt instead – the trail is slightly longer but similar in difficulty. Or check out Bolton’s Amy’s Park for its easy half-mile trail to the beaver pond, or 3/4-mile hike to a view.

Don’t forget, the early-bird registration period ends April 30! There are just two weeks left to get a free t-shirt for each participant. Register today!