This won’t be your typical Memorial Day Weekend in Lake George. However, many businesses are open along with beaches, hiking trails, and more for safe and enjoyable recreation and holiday fun. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines, and read the below info to get all your questions answered.
Beaches & Boat Launches
Million Dollar Beach will be open Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25 from 10am to 6pm each day. Capacity will capped to 500 people and parking to 150 cars.
Dog Beach, Shepard Beach, and Usher’s Park Beach are closed. There are fences and barriers around Dog Beach and Shepard Beach to ensure public safety and control access – please adhere to these closures and stick to areas that are open.
Rogers Memorial Park Beach and Veteran’s Memorial Park Beach in Bolton Landing will be open from Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25 from 10am to 5pm with a reduced capacity and other restrictions. Huletts Park Beach is scheduled to open on June 13 and be open on weekends only until June 27.
Public docks and boat launches that are not located within DEC campgrounds are currently open. Many boat launches have restricted their parking lot capacity and bathrooms and other facilities may be closed. Marinas are open and kayak and motorized boat rentals are available.
Trail Updates & Veteran’s Memorial Highway
Prospect Mountain Veteran’s Memorial Highway is closed. The hiking trail is open. The Pinnacle in Bolton Landing and Schumann’s Preserve at Pilot Knob in Fort Ann are both closed, but most other trails are open, including the Warren County Bike Trail.
Only recreate with members of your own household and practice social distancing. You can expect large numbers of vehicles at trailheads, parking lots, and boat launches. Be prepared with three or four solid backup plans. Park only in designated parking lots and not along roadsides. There will be increased law enforcement presence and parking will be strictly enforced.
The Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB encourage people to use Warren County’s Recreation Mapper and consult the Lake George Land Conservancy and Adirondack Mountain Club to discover great new hikes.
What to Know About the Hotels
In a joint statement issued by the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB and Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce an update on hotels was provided:
“Hotels, inns, motels, cabin colonies, and resorts are opening with strict cleaning and sanitation practices. Some facilities may be at limited capacity. Guests will be required to wear facial coverings and follow social distancing practices. Places to wash and sanitize hands will be widely available. Hotels are offering in-room dining, curb service, and delivery. Check individual websites for specifics on COVID-19-related changes that may impact guest experience.”
You can find a variety of lodging options here. Note that while some lodging properties are open, others are currently accepting reservations for June openings.
Stores & Restaurants Open
Many restaurants are offering takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery. Local craft beverage producers continue to offer their local brews for pickup. Grocery, liquor stores, pharmacies, and other major retailers are open. Many small retailers are offering curbside pickup or in-store pickup when curbside is not available.
Businesses will enforce facial covering and social distancing polices, and local law enforcement agencies are prepared to help as needed.
Memorial Day Celebrations
There will be a Memorial Day Dedication at 12pm on Saturday in Shepard Park. The traditional Memorial Day parades and ceremonies will not be held. Gatherings of 10 or fewer people are allowed.
We are excited that the region is beginning to open again! Please comply with the CDC and additional guidelines to keep everyone safe and healthy, and so we can all continue to enjoy this region that we love. You can find more information at the links below: