The views, the sun, the smell of pizza in the air, an ice cream and lots of sunscreen is all one needs to enjoy the beaches Lake George is hiding. These are some of the beaches to enjoy, and as a bonus, we’ve listed some water activities to enjoy in summer.
Aug 05 2021 09:08 | Updated Aug 05 2021 09:08
Summer Lake George beach days are the best days when you’re near the water, or in it. The three Lake George public beaches ensure that you, your cooler, and your beach chair all have a plot of sand. The views, the sun, the smell of pizza in the air, an ice cream and lots of sunscreen is all one needs to enjoy the beaches Lake George is hiding. These are some of the beaches to enjoy, and as a bonus, we’ve listed some water activities to enjoy in summer.
If you want to make a weekend out of it, there are Lake George beach cottages and the Lake George Beach Club for food.
The view from Million Dollar Beach is a miles-long panorama of blue waves and forested mountains that you can admire from the comfort of your towel.
The smaller community of Bolton Landing, a quick 10-miles north of Lake George Village, has two public beaches. Again, while both spots have that white, clean sand that is required at a beach, the views from the sand are the highlights.
From Rogers Memorial Park, take in a side view of the famous and regal Sagamore Resort. From Veterans Memorial Park, the long tip of Tongue Mountain sticks out in the forefront and The Narrows section of Lake George cascades beyond. Both of these beaches are a short stroll from Bolton’s thriving restaurant and shopping district.
Drive north from Bolton to Hague Town Beach on Lake George to see the wide, sparsely populated mid-section of the lake. Don’t leave town without grabbing a deli sandwich at the Hague Market. Travel to Brant Lake Beach in Horicon or the Loon Lake Town Beach for different but still jaw-dropping views of the Adirondacks. Stop for lunch and a craft beer at the Hub, an eclectic mix of a bike shop, deli, and bar.
The locals have come to call this area “dog beach”. The beach runs along between Lake George Steamboat Company and Million Dollar Beach. The beach has many waste disposal bins, but note there are no lifeguards. Oftentimes, the dogs are playing and swimming in the water while owners are basking on the beach. The beach is free but please clean up after yourself and your furry friends.
The Adirondack Mountains are the definition of panoramic. You’ve got plenty of options if you want to see the lake and mountains from every possible angle. Start with a parasail ride at Parasail Joe’s in Lake George Village. Once you ease into it and finally open your eyes, you’ll see 32-miles of lake spreading out below you from the height of the mountains.
Take a guided waverunner tour out of Chic’s Marina. Either take a machine out on your own or double up with a friend. You’ll follow a guide out behind Dome Island on Lake George and for 30 heart-pounding minutes on machines that can reach 60 MPH. Warning: wear a bathing suit. You will get soaked.
After you’ve safely made it back to the dock after your waverunner tour or parasail ride, relax with a Tiki Tour in Lake George Village. This new tour of the lake began in the summer of 2017. Tiki Tours invites you and five of your friends on their fake palm tree-covered, engine-powered barge with a bar in the middle for a float along the shoreline of Lake George. Your captain does all the navigating, allowing you to have a drink or two and snap some pics of those sweet, sweet lake views. Tiki Tours are BYOB, so arrive prepared.
Renting a boat gives you the freedom to search out every large bay and small nook of Lake George. Several marinas rent boats ranging from small and manageable 13-footers perfect for couples to large-and-in-charge pontoon boats that can fit your entire crew. Your own boat gives you the chance to fully enjoy summer. Swim off the boat, attempt to wakeboard, whip around with friends on a tube, and more.