Location Tag: Dog Friendly

Lyons Lake

This is an unusual listing, because it is sort of a park, sort of a restaurant.  There are grills and pavilions, so you don’t have to go to the restaurant, but the swimming area seems to be part of the restaurant.  The restaurant has a nice outdoor seating area on the water, with a lovely […]

Kinderhook Creek

This is an unofficial swimming area, that looks shallow (maybe 4 feet), but has clear green water.  The bottom is sandy and silty, and there is a small sandy shore.  There is a lot of graffiti, which indicates it might be a hang out spot for teenagers. Park in the parking lot by the bridge, […]

Cherry Plain State Park

There is a medium to large sand beach, with a large swim area.  The water is tannic water with a sandy bottom. This is a nice beach, though they only had one swim area open even though it was a Sunday.  This seems to be a fairly popular area, so the water was crowded with […]

Beaver Cotton Mill

The swimming hole is under the bridge going over Route 203 bridge at Kinderhook Creek.  There is a parking area near the bridge at the junction of 203 and Spring St., where you can see the falls.  Just before the bridge from the parking area, there is a little path down that is hard to […]

Spier Falls Road

The parking area is hard to see as you’re driving along, so our GPS is from the dam as it is the easier landmark to locate.  The parking area is a small pull off on the left hand side, south of the dam on Route 24, but before the sign marking the state owned boat […]

Long Pond, Grafton Lakes State Park

This is part of Grafton Lakes State Park, but it is not the main swim area.  This seems to be an unofficial area that is intended as a boat launch, but that people use to swim away from the crowds at the main beach.  You can’t access this from the main park entrance area, and […]

Lake Lauderdale

This is a small to medium sized beach and swim area, and seems to be popular with families.  There are very tall trees to picnic under, a playground, and restroom facilities.  Dogs are allowed in the picnic areas, but not on the beach. http://www.lakestolocks.org/content/lake-lauderdale-county-park/ltlA12D2C0B4F49962A2

Jones Hollow

This swimming hole is absolutely gorgeous, and one of the best we’ve seen. Clear turquoise water, multiple falls and pools, with a larger deeper pool under the bridge. Please keep this place open, and keep it clean.  This area is under the bridge on Route 2, going over the Little Hoosick River in Petersburg.  There is […]

Hoosick River

There is a marked, paved parking lot just beside the dirt road going down to the water.  You can park here and walk 1 min to the stream, or park on the dirt road itself, but it is muddy. The current here moves visibily fast. We did see tents set up along the shore, and […]

Grafton Lake State Park

This beach is EXTREMELY crowded on weekends.  It feels more like a New York City beach in that way.  Large swimming area and sand beach, shaded picnic area, large facilities building. http://www.nysparks.com/parks/53/details.aspx