What is it? Prospect Mountain offers breathtaking views across the lake and the Adirondacks.
Why go? The views from Prospect’s summit are glorious – and even more mind blowing in the fall. Accessible via a three-mile mountain trail, which is steep in parts, you’ll also find the remains of the nineteenth-century cable car, at one time the longest in the world, which took wealthy gilded age guests up to the bygone Prospect Mountain House hotel at the peak’s top. Now, only its fireplace remains.