Location Tag: Entrance Fee

Feinberg Park

This WAS an official swimming area, but apparently the county shut down all swimming because they couldn’t measure the depth and have it stay accurate since water levels rise and fall. We were told though that if you take the trail down by the tennis courts you can still swim there as that has nothing […]

Cumberland Bay State Park

This park is part of the same shore as Plattsburg Town Beach, but the state park has more shady picnic areas and grass, and it is quieter. It has a huge sandy beach that is connected to the town beach with no barriers.  We like supporting state parks so that they stay funded, and it […]

Wilmington Notch Campsite

The waterfall is behind the campsite, and it is a very steep but short walk down a hill, that levels out for a couple of yards and then ends in the gorge.   You can actually sort of see the water from the head of the “trail” which is really just a root wash out. There […]

Noblewood Park

The beach was closed this year because they couldn’t find a lifeguard, but the ranger agreed to show me around.  The set up is kind of funny, because when the beach is open you park in a small lot, and then the ranger drives you down in a homemade cart with four bus seats in […]

Ausable Point Campground

This is one of our favorite campgrounds.  They have a massive beach, and absolutely beautiful views of Lake Champlain. There is a large roped swimming area on one side of the beach, which has bright blue water.  Since the lake is so large, it feels like you’re on the ocean.  There is also a second […]

Ausable Chasm

This is a huge tourist complex with camping, motel, concessions, a museum, and multiple adventure options. You can also get a duel ticket to visit High Falls Gorge, if you’d like to see both. All of the adventure trips look really fun, including TUBING in the chasm.  They also have rafting, rappelling, and a candlelight […]

Lincoln Pond Campground

This is a nice campground that only has about 20 sites, so it is small and a little close together, but not overcrowded.  We couldn’t ascertain the size of the swim area, because they couldn’t get a lifeguard that year and just left the beach open without buoys. If a ranger sees you swimming you’ll […]

Scaroon Manor State Park

This is such a cool park.  It is a former mansion that has been converted into a state park, and we loved exploring it.  There are the ruins of an old theater that was on the estate, and you can walk on the remnants of a stage where Gene Kelly once danced.  The roped swimming […]

Eagle Point State Park

This is a large beach with very a small swimming area.  The waterfront section is spacious and has beautiful views, so it is sort of ridiculous to have such a small roped section.  The water is very clear with a pebble bottom, and they seem to have kayak and canoes rentals. http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24463.html

Minerva Lake, Donnelly Beach

This location is a little hard to find as it isn’t well marked, but it is at the end of Beach Road in the town of Minerva. Exceptionally picturesque town beach, with a lot of amenities including tennis courts, two playgrounds, camping, concessions, and a boat launch.  There is a medium to large sized swim […]