Location Tag: Entrance Fee

Thompson’s Lake Campground State Park

This campground has a small swimming beach, and the campsites were a little crowded.  We didn’t find it to be one of the better campgrounds, but the nearby John Boyd Thacher State Park is a must see. http://www.nysparks.com/parks/99/details.aspx http://nysparks.com/parks/128/

John Boyd Thacher State Park

This is such a great state park, and we were really surprised that we hadn’t heard about it before.  As a scenic area we thought it was one of the best.  There is no swimming on this hike, but there is camping and swimming at Thompson Lake State Park, which is part of the same […]

Reichards Lake, Raquet Lake, Town of Sand Lake Beach

You apparently need a permit to visit this beach if you are not a resident, which we did not know.  We got kicked out after taking a few pictures. To get a permit you have to go to the Town Clerk’s Office, which is only open Monday through Friday, from 9am-4pm.  The address below is […]

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 […]

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

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  

Rogers Memorial Park

This is a cute little town beach on Lake George, with tennis courts and a picnic area.  There is a dock and a nice walkway with a gazebo.  This park is small, but has the same pretty sand beach and turquoise water you’ll find on Lake George. http://www.boltonchamber.com/bolton-landing-parks.asp

Hearthstone State Campground

This is a really lovely campground, with a medium sized swimming area and a larger sand beach.  They have a unique wood pavilion with arbors and picnic tables.  The beach is on Lake George and has turquoise water. http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24470.html http://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/hearthstone-point/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NY&parkId=505

Hague Town Beach Park

This is a nice town park with a large swimming area and two separate lifeguard stations.  There is a playground and picnic area, and a pretty dock and walkway.  No dogs allowed. http://www.lakegeorge.com/business/hague-town-beach-park-10271/ http://www.townofhague.org/townofhague/calendar/park.htm

Rogers Rock State Park

This is a nice state campground with a lot of camping sites.  They have a sandy beach on Lake George, with a nice view of the mountains.  They seem to have kayak rentals, and there is a boat launch. http://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/rogers-rock-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NY&parkId=515 http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24493.html