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Pilot-Knob is located on the eastern shore of scenic Lake George in the Adirondack Region of the state. This is a popular hiking area, where a moderate 6.6 hiking trails leads up Buck Mountain to a summit at the 2,000-foot level that offers gorgeous views of the lake and beyond. This is a wide, well-traveled path that crosses several easily passable streams and becomes more rocky and steep near the peak. The hiking trail is also "dog friendly." Other activities at Pilot Knob include swimming, boating, white water rafting, and parasailing, kayaking, fishing and biking. Million Dollar Beach is a popular beach area on Lake George for swimming and features a bathhouse, lifeguards, picnic areas and volleyball courts. In the wintertime, Lake George offers ice fishing, ice skating, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing at nearby Gore Mountain. Unique activities include hot air balloon rides over the Lake George and narrated sightseeing cruises on board a steamboat. Several factory outlet centers are located along the "Million-Dollar-Half-A-Mile" and restaurants and lodging are abundant in the area. Other nearby attractions include the Fort William Henry Museum, the Lake George Battlefield Park and the Lake George Opera Festival in nearby Saratoga Springs. A wild west ranch and western town is also located at Lake George, and is described as "an 1800s ranch experience," with horseback riding, wagon and pony rides, a petting zoo, shops, saloon and a Wild West Show.

Surrounding areas: Bolton Landing, New York (3.1 mi), Lake George, New York (7.6 mi), Chestertown, New York (12.6 mi), Brant Lake, New York (13.4 mi), Queensbury, New York (13.6 mi), Glens Falls, New York (14.3 mi), Hague, New York (17.2 mi)

Pilot Knob Vacation Rentals

Pilot Knob Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Northward Ho' ResortBolton Landing, NY3.1 mi.(518) 644-2158
The Sagamore Resort110 Sagamore RdBolton Landing, NY3.1 mi.(518) 644-9400
Scotty's Motel And Cabin Court Inc12 Lake Shore DrLake George, NY7.0 mi.(518) 668-2467
Balmoral Motel444 Canada StLake George, NY7.1 mi.(518) 668-2673
Sundowner On Lake George420 Canada StLake George, NY7.1 mi.(518) 668-5175
Econo Lodge Lake George Motel431 Canada StLake George, NY7.2 mi.(518) 668-2689
O' Sullivan's Motel410 Canada StLake George, NY7.2 mi.(518) 668-5424
Marine Village Resort350 Canada StLake George, NY7.4 mi.(518) 668-5478
Best Western Of Lake GeorgeExit 21 At I-87Lake George, NY7.5 mi.(518) 668-5701
Colonial Manor Motor InnLake George, NY7.5 mi.(518) 668-4884
Comfort Suites1533 State Rt 9Lake George, NY7.5 mi.(518) 761-0001
CrocittoRt 9 2159 Canada StLake George, NY7.5 mi.(800) 800-8000
Days Inn Lake GeorgeRR #3Lake George, NY7.5 mi.(518) 793-3196
Hampton Inn & Suites2133 Rt 9Lake George, NY7.5 mi.(518) 668-4100
Holiday Inn Lake George Turf2223 Rt 9-Canada StLake George, NY7.5 mi.(518) 668-5781
Holiday Inn Turf Lake GeorgeRt 9 Canada StLake George, NY7.5 mi.(518) 668-5781
Lake View Hotel & Conference Center2451 Rt 9NLake George, NY7.5 mi.(518) 668-3131
Ramada Lake George2447 Rt 9 NLake George, NY7.5 mi.(518) 668-4141
Roaring Brook Ranch & Tennis CourtRt 9NLake George, NY7.5 mi.(518) 668-5767
Rodeway Inn1449 State Rt 9Lake George, NY7.5 mi.(518) 792-5904
Scotty's MotelLake George, NY7.5 mi.(518) 668-2467
Super 8 Motel Of Warrensburg3619 State Rt 9Lake George, NY7.5 mi.(518) 623-2811
Wingate Inn-Lake George4054 State Rt 9LLake George, NY7.5 mi.(518) 668-4884
Quality Inn57 Canada StLake George, NY7.8 mi.(518) 668-3525
Fort William Henry Resort & Conference Center48 Canada StLake George, NY7.9 mi.(518) 668-3081
Howard Johnson Inn2 Canada StLake George, NY8.2 mi.(888) 843-8454
Country Inns & Suites1130 Rt 9Queensbury, NY9.6 mi.(518) 745-0180
Martha's Motel1133 State Rt 9Queensbury, NY9.6 mi.(518) 793-0372
Martha's MotelRR #5 LK George RdQueensbury, NY9.6 mi.(518) 793-0372
Ramada Inn Queensbury1 Abby LnQueensbury, NY9.6 mi.(518) 793-7701
Sleep Inn & Suites906 State Rt 9Queensbury, NY9.6 mi.(518) 955-3000
Super 8 Motel Of Glens FallsRd #4 Corinth RdQueensbury, NY9.6 mi.(518) 761-9780
Friends Lake Inn963 Friends Lake RdChestertown, NY12.7 mi.(518) 494-4751
Balsam HouseAtateka Dr Friends LKChestertown, NY12.8 mi.(518) 494-2828
Quality Inn Glen Falls547 Aviation RdGlen Falls, NY13.2 mi.(518) 793-3800
Econo Lodge Glens Falls543 Aviation RdGlens Falls, NY13.2 mi.(518) 793-3700
Howard Johnson Lodge54 Aviation RdQueensbury, NY13.2 mi.(518) 793-4173
Queensbury Hotel88 Ridge StGlens Falls, NY14.1 mi.(518) 782-1121
Landmark Motor InnJct Rts 9 & 197Glens Falls, NY14.3 mi.(518) 793-3441
Susse Chalet HotelBig Boom RdGlens Falls, NY14.3 mi.(518) 793-8891
Bed & Breakfast
Lamplight Inn Bed And Breakfast231 Lake AveLake Luzerne, NY17.2 mi.(518) 696-5294

Pilot Knob Weather & Climate

The weather in the Adirondacks can be variable, but historically the area has not been subjected to the devastation of hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes that plague other parts of the country. There are four distinct seasons with winters marked by consistent snowfall and cold, crisp days. Summers are warm and pleasant, with temperatures rarely climbing above 90 degrees, and evenings with low humidity. In fact, in some areas of higher elevation, summer evenings can be downright cool. Generally, there is no rainy season in the Adirondacks, but rather there are both wet and dry spells in every season. Rain in the mountains has uneven patterns. It can be raining in one spot and ten miles away it will be dry as a bone. The western Adirondacks can experience lake effect snowstorms as early as October, from Watertown to Old Forge and areas south.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 28°F 7°F 3.12 in. -
February 32°F 10°F 2.16 in. -
March 42°F 22°F 3.08 in. -
April 56°F 33°F 3.01 in. -
May 68°F 44°F 3.75 in. -
June 76°F 53°F 3.41 in. -
July 81°F 58°F 3.62 in. -
August 79°F 56°F 3.66 in. -
September 70°F 47°F 3.45 in. -
October 58°F 36°F 3.15 in. -
November 45°F 28°F 3.23 in. -
December 33°F 16°F 2.93 in. -

Pilot Knob Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Schenectady County airport (SCH) located about 48 miles southwest of Pilot Knob in Schenectady, New York, the Albany International airport (ALB) located approximately 53 miles south of Pilot Knob in Albany, New York, the Adirondack Regional airport (SLK) located roughly 66 miles northwest of Pilot Knob in Saranac Lake, New York, and finally the Burlington International airport (BTV) located around 70 miles northeast of Pilot Knob in Burlington, Vermont.

Pilot Knob Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Great EscapeLake GeorgeNY7.5 mi.
Magic Forest ParkLake GeorgeNY7.5 mi.
Sherman's Amusement ParkCaroga LakeNY50.1 mi.
Hoffman's PlaylandLathamNY53.5 mi.
JeepersAlbanyNY60.0 mi.
Enchanted ForestOld ForgeNY68.6 mi.
High Hopes OrchardWestmorelandNH70.5 mi.
Water Parks
Water Slide WorldLake GeorgeNY7.5 mi.
Enchanted Forest/Water SafariOld ForgeNY68.6 mi.
Zoom Flume Water ParkDurhamNY81.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Queensbury Country ClubLake GeorgeNY7.6 mi.
Top of the World Golf CourseLake GeorgeNY7.6 mi.
Huletts Golf ClubHuletts LandingNY10.2 mi.
Skene Valley Country ClubWhitehallNY11.8 mi.
Valley View Golf CourseWhitehallNY11.8 mi.
Green Mansions Golf ClubChestertownNY12.6 mi.
Bay Meadows Golf ClubQueensburyNY13.6 mi.
Hiland Golf ClubQueensburyNY13.6 mi.
Sunnyside Par 3 Golf CourseQueensburyNY13.6 mi.
Kingswood Golf ClubHudson FallsNY15.1 mi.
Thousand Acres Golf ClubStony CreekNY16.4 mi.
Bend of the River Golf ClubHadleyNY17.7 mi.
TeeBird Country ClubFort EdwardNY17.8 mi.
Wedgewood Par 3 Golf CourseFort EdwardNY17.8 mi.
Lake St Catherine Country ClubPoultneyVT20.0 mi.
Schroon Lake Municipal Golf CourseSchroon LakeNY22.7 mi.
Ticonderoga Country ClubTiconderogaNY23.5 mi.
Prospect Bay Country ClubBomoseenVT23.6 mi.
Brookhaven Golf ClubGreenfield CenterNY26.3 mi.
Ski Areas
West MountainGlens FallsNY14.3 mi.
Gore MountainNorth CreekNY14.4 mi.
Willard MountainGreenwichNY30.1 mi.
BromleyManchester CenterVT37.1 mi.
KillingtonKillingtonVT44.0 mi.
StrattonStratton MountainVT45.6 mi.
Okemo Mountain ResortLudlowVT47.3 mi.
Middlebury CollegeHancockVT48.5 mi.
Suicide SixWoodstockVT56.1 mi.
SugarbushWarrenVT56.4 mi.
Ascutney Mountain ResortBrownsvilleVT58.2 mi.
WhitefaceWilmingtonNY61.0 mi.
Mad River GlenWaitsfieldVT61.5 mi.
Brodie MountainNew AshfordMA65.9 mi.
Bolton Valley ResortBoltonVT70.0 mi.
Shu-maker MountainLittle FallsNY70.0 mi.
Mount SnowBrattleboroVT71.2 mi.
Haystack at Mount SnowBrattleboroVT71.2 mi.
Berkshire EastCharlemontMA72.3 mi.
Mount SunapeeMount SunapeeNH79.1 mi.
State Parks
Lake George Beach State ParkNY8.1 mi. 
Moreau Lake State ParkNY20.1 mi. 
Lake Saint Catherine State ParkVT21.7 mi. 
Bomoseen State ParkVT23.0 mi. 
Saratoga Spa State ParkNY34.0 mi. 
Emerald Lake State ParkVT35.5 mi. 
Bradbury State ParkVT35.9 mi. 
Branbury State ParkVT38.6 mi. 
Chapman Historical MuseumGlens FallsNY14.3 mi.(Children's)
Old Fort House MuseumFort EdwardNY17.3 mi.(History)
National Museum of DanceSaratoga SpringsNY30.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
National Museum of Racing and Hall of FameSaratoga SpringsNY30.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Tang Teaching Museum and Art GallerySaratoga SpringsNY30.9 mi.(Art)
Penfield Homestead MuseumCrown PointNY31.5 mi.(History)
HildeneManchesterVT37.1 mi.(History)
National Bottle MuseumBallston SpaNY37.2 mi.(Technology)
Eagle Mills Cider Co.BroadalbinNY42.5 mi.(Technology)
Adirondack MuseumBlue Mountain LakeNY47.0 mi.(History)
Rensselaer County Historical Society at the Hart-Cluett MansionTroyNY54.5 mi.(History)
Troy's RiverSpark Visitor CenterTroyNY54.5 mi.(History)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art InstituteWilliamstownMA59.5 mi.(Art)
Irish American Heritage MuseumAlbanyNY60.0 mi.(History)
Albany Institute of History & ArtAlbanyNY60.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
New York State MuseumAlbanyNY60.0 mi.(Science)
University Art MuseumAlbanyNY60.0 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Utica ZooUticaNY85.5 mi.
Trevor ZooMillbrookNY119.6 mi.

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