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Scenic Byways and Beautiful Drives

Fall is the perfect time to explore the byways of North Warren and nearby areas. Take in the breathtaking scenery. Stop off at a rustic farm stand or antique store tucked along the side of a winding back road. Explore the local routes below, then venture out into other areas of the Adirondacks.

 Lake to Hague

Head east on Route 8 to Brant Lake and drive along the Brant Lake shoreline. As you leave Brant Lake, the road will start to climb Graphite Mountain -- along this section is a scenic pull off that's perfect for snapshots. Continue on Route 8 through Pharaoh Wilderness and Dixon Forest. After the hamlet of Graphite, a short and curvy drive downhill leads into the village of Hague. Turn right to Town Park and views of Lake George.

Driving Time: 1 hour one way

Chestertown to
Indian Lake

Travel west on Route 8 from Chestertown, crossing over the Hudson River in Riparius. Continue on Route 8 until you reach the junction of 8 and 28 in Wevertown. Turn right to head northwest on Route 28, through North Creek, following the Hudson River to North River. There are several overlooks and villages to enjoy along the way. Continuing on Route 28, leave Warren County and drive upward through Siamese Ponds Wilderness Region to the picturesque town of Indian Lake. You will pass Lake Adirondack and Lake Abanake, the headwater of the Indian River. Turn left at the sign to Sabael (Route 30). Drive a few miles further to a state overlook rest area.

Driving Time: 1-1/4 hours one way

 Mt. Veterans Memorial

Travel south on 1-87 to Exit 21, and then 1 mile north on Route 9. Turn left at the state highway entrance designated as Prospect Mountain. A 5-1/2 mile 2-lane highway leads to the 2,021 foot summit with a 100-mile view. Large picnic areas are provided at the top. Open daily Memorial Day to late October. Prospect Mountain offers spectacular views of Vermont's Green Mountains,

New Hampshire's White Mountains, New York's Adirondack High Peaks and, on a very clear day, the Laurentian Mountains of Canada. The Black Forest Range provides a gorgeous backdrop for the view of Lake George Village. From the parking lot you can take a continuously running shuttle to the summit for more spectacular views. You can also see remains of the world's largest cable railroad and the fireplace of the once-thriving Prospect Mt. Hotel.

Driving Time: 10 minutes one way to the summit

Lake George to Hague

Take 1-87 Exit 22 to Route 9N north. Drive along Lake George shoreline through Diamond Point and Bolton Landing. Turn right at Bolton Library (Veterans Memorial Park Drive) for spectacular dockside lake scenery. Continue north on Route 9N over Tongue Mt. to Silver Bay; stop at state overlook for another grand view. Continue north to Hague and stop at Town Park.

Driving Time: 1 hour one way

Explore More Routes

To explore more scenic byways throughout the Adirondacks visit the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council's web site.

Scenic Drives

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