Adirondack Lake Swimming & Beaches

Adirondack Public Beaches

Plan your beach day in the Adirondacks

Swimming in the Adirondacks

With plenty of places to swim in the Adirondacks, come visit our hundreds of ponds and lakes and thousands of miles of rivers and streams, and see why the Adirondacks is nature's water park. Hike to a remote pond and make it your own, find rivers and streams where the rock is worn so smooth you can slide down it, or plan a day at one of our public beaches complete with designated swimming areas, life guards and a 360 Adirondack panoramic view. 

Beachin' It!

Stay the night a nearby hotel and check out our local restaurants - just remember to wait at least 30 minutes after eating before jumping in!

Leave No Trace

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

Leave No Trace Seven Principles

Camping Limekiln Lake Campground is run by...
Limekiln Lake Rd
Inlet
13360
A half mile south of the four corners in...
Route 30
Speculator
12164
Camping Located on picturesque Piseco Lake...
1365 County Route 24
Piseco
12139
Lake Eaton is known for fine fishing all year...
Route 30
Long Lake
12847
Hiking This is a great place for the whole...
Otter Brook Road
Inlet
13360
Enjoy extensive hiking and biking trails, or...
Route 28
Inlet
13360
Hiking An 8.1-mile trip into Big West Lake...
Cedar River Road
Indian Lake
12842
Centrally located in the hamlet of Long Lake...
Route 30
Long Lake
12847
Enjoy an 8 foot cascading waterfall on the...
Route 8
Wells
12190
Paddling Cedar River Flow is an excellent,...
Cedar River Road
Inlet
13360
Swimming Located behind the Inlet Town Hall...
Arrowhead Park
Inlet
13360
This highly popular short hike destination is...
North Point Road
Long Lake
12847
Hiking This short hike is perfect for a...
Otter Brook Road
Inlet
13360
Jump into Lake Algonquin at the Wells Public...
Route 30
Wells
12190
Hiking Moss Lake is a wonderful spot and a...
Big Moose Road
Inlet
13360
Nicks Lake Campground is a state DEC...
278 Bisby Rd
Old Forge
13420
The Town of Indian Lake Public Beach is...
Chain Lakes Road
Indian Lake
12842
This trail is a nice, tight single track on...
Seventh Lake Road
Inlet
13360
Boating A nice parking area and boat launch...
Route 28
Inlet
13360
Situated on the eastern shore of the pristine...
NYS State Route 28
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
The trail starts out following the course of...
First, there is a level walk on a marked...
New York State Route 10
Arietta
‎12139

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