Hearthstone Point Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Spreading out from either side of 9N just outside the historic Village of Lake George, Hearthstone Point is the much larger sibling of the Lake George Battleground campground at the south end of the lake. The extension of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad in 1882 helped turn this little community into a full-blown tourist destination, and even today, this is one of the busiest and most popular vacation spots in upstate New York. Sites 55–79 are closest to the water and the swimming area. Both sides of the campground have their own shower house and at least five comfort stations; thirteen sites are handicapped accessible. Lake George’s 28,200 acres contain a wide variety of aquatic life, including lake trout, salmon, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and northern pike. Hearthstone Point lacks a boat launch and offers limited day-use facilities, but opportunities for outdoor recreation abound in the eastern Adirondacks. For views of Lake George and beyond that allegedly extend 100 miles on clear days, drive (or better yet, hike) up nearby Prospect Mountain, which tops out at over 2,000 feet above sea level."