Bolton Landing Has a Trolley!

small_6916867038-1Bolton Landing has a trolley! It is fun, convenient, and $1 for adults! Children under 5 are free (accompanied by a responsible adult) and persons aged 60 and older, or those with disabilities, ride for 50 cents. (There is a Zone charge of $1 in certain areas – still a bargain!) Really more like a bus since it is not connected to rails, the red trolleys are designed to look like they are fresh from from San Fransisco. You can watch the scenery go by through the huge wrap-around windows, and at the end of the ride, you don’t have to find a spot to park your vehicle! The trolley has NORTH and SOUTH routes, and transfers are only 50 cents. The Bolton Landing run is called the NORTH route, and runs between Beach Road near the Steamboat Dock in Lake George Village and the Sagamore in Bolton Landing, serving all points in between. The stops are rather informal – just stand on the side of the road in the direction in which you wish to travel, wave to be picked up, and ask to get off anywhere you want. The trolley runs daily along Route 9N to Bolton about every two hours from 9 am to 9 pm from late June through Labor Day.  You can get a schedule at the Bolton Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center. Trolleys run about every half-hour on the SOUTH Route between Lake George Village and Glens Falls, by way of the Shopping Outlets, the Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom. All transfers take place at the Beach Road near the Steamboat Dock, and the trolleys are clearly marked with a sign displayed in the front window for the NORTH or SOUTH routes. The trolleys started in 1994 and have been a great success – how great is it to leave your car where you are staying and just hop the trolley and go. Bolton Landing does have free parking on the streets and two public parking lots, however, it can get busy in the summer! And taking the trolley to go explore for the day can be fun! You can even coordinate the trolley schedule with the steamboats – Bolton Landing has a steamboat dock in Rogers Memorial Park – call the Chamber office for details: 518-644-3831; and check out for a listing of all the boats and routes – my favorite route is the morning Mohican Discovery Tour that travels the entire length of Lake George. The Mohican was built in 1908 and has been offering non-stop service on Lake George for 106 years! You can board and disembark in Lake George, Bolton Landing, and Baldwin Landing near Ticonderoga. This route is also a favorite for bikers, who can ride one way and cruise the other. (The trolleys are not able transport bicycles, just FYI, however the steamboats handle them nicely.) Have you ever ridden on a trolley? Have you taken a cruise on Lake George yet? What is your favorite one? (The Fireworks, a lunch or dinner cruise, the Island Discovery Cruise?) Penelope Jewell      ]]>