It’s summer. It’s hot. You want to be outside, but you need to cool down. There is a super fun nature walk right outside of Lake George with refreshing watering holes to cool down in along the way! Put on your bathing suit and pack a picnic. Also- this hike is very kid friendly. Drive down the country roads to the Shelving Rock Falls [Shelving Rock Road off of Sly Pond Road, Fort Ann NY – long dirt road, head past trailhead for many other hikes until you see yours on the left] parking lot. Follow the sign and enter the path, short and sweet, .4 to your first destination.
Follow the path beside the creek. Initially it is a bit rocky, but that soon fades away to an easy dirt path. We spotted a chunky spider quickly raveling its prey up away from prying eyes.
Stop for a moment and gaze at a lovely little pond. When you reach the culvert you’ve already made it to the top of the falls.
Make your way down to the base and revel in the sight of a magnificent 50-foot double waterfall!
Stake out your own spot on the rocks and get ready to wade in. Be careful of the slightly slippery rocks and take a seat under the crisp waterfall!
Hang out for as long as you like, but when you’re ready for adventure part II continue down following the creek for less than a mile out to Log Bay. This spot can be accessed by foot or by boat, so join your nautical friends and take a dip in Lake George!
The water is wonderful and perfect for swimming, but there is no sand here. Hang your things on a rock at the shore and enjoy the party.