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Things To Love about Lake George

Lake George BEACHES - Public Beaches On The Lake!


Crystal clear waters, soft sand and beautiful views - it's no wonder visitors and locals alike LOVE the beaches of Lake George, NY. In the summer months there is nothing quite like taking a dip in the cool lake waters. Choose a beach that has just what you are looking for, from free admission, to on-duty lifeguards, and even shallow water, perfect for small children.

Lake George Beaches 

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Million Dollar Beach On Lake George

 Down the road past the Steamboats on the way to the east side, you'll find the most popular beach, Million Dollar Beach (pictured below). This beach is state run, very clean and family friendly with trained lifeguards on duty. Admission to the beach is "free" but the parking is $10 car and $4 per motorcycle. Million Dollar Beach has the best changing rooms and most "sand" of all the Lake George beaches. Teenagers will prefer Million Dollar Beach, which is packed with people and has a sandy volleyball court and a very nice locker area.

Million Dollar Beach - Lake George NY


Shepard's Park Beach - Lake George NY

In the heart of the village, behind the fountain and the outdoor stage, you will find the most popular "free" beach... Shepard's Park Beach (pictured below). Located on Canada Street in Lake George, Shepard's Park has restrooms and is centrally located near all the village restaurants and shopping.

Shepard's Park - Free Beach


Usher's Park Beach


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Just past Million Dollar Beach on Route 9L is the little known Usher's Park Beach, owned and operated by the Town of Lake George. This very safe, free beach is quieter. It is located down a steep hill (you can ask those who work there with the golf carts to take you up and down if you are loaded with too much beach stuff).  This park is my choice for parents with small children who are concerned with safety. It's small enough that you can know where your kids are at all times.  There is one lifeguard on duty and the area where you swim is extremely shallow.

On the top of the hill there is a fantastic playground for children of all ages and a very large picnic area for large families and a basketball court.

To get there: Take Beach Road east past the Steamboats and the Million Dollar Beach until you come to the end (Route 9L), take a left on Route 9L. Drive a few hundred yards and you will see a parking lot, basketball courts and a playground on your right. Park at the Parking lot and follow the path down the hill to the beach. For more information on Ushers Park Beach, call 518-668-0034.



Usher's Park Beach - Lake George NY


 PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Recreational Inflatables such as rafts or inflatable boats are prohibited at Lake George beaches.

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