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We will be highlighting 5 peaks that surround Lake George, The Lake George 5, over the next few weeks.

The first is Black Mountain, which has a peak elevation of 2,646 feet and is the highest mountain on Lake George. A 5.7-mile hike will reward you with stunning views over the whole northern half of Lake George, including Anthony’s Nose and Rogers’ Slide, as well as the island-dotted Narrows to the south.

Although the exact origin of the mountain’s name is unknown, it is possible that it was named after a catastrophic thunderstorm and forest fire in the 1600s that turned the entire peak charcoal black.