The Schroon Lake public beach is surrounded by picturesque mountain vistas and is nestled at the base of gently rolling hills.
Swimming and the beach!
Perfect for swimmers of all ages and abilities, the roped-in swim area is monitored by lifeguards, and the deeper section has a floating dock to lounge on or dive off. Bring a picnic, or purchase your lunch at one of the quaint restaurants in town and enjoy it on the grassy knoll overlooking the beach. If your timing is right, you may even coordinate your food shopping with the local Farmers’ Market for fresh and locally-grown yumminess. And it's so close to town that those in your party that enjoy shopping for local goods and artwork can take a quick stroll for souvenirs.
Kids can enjoy the town park's playground equipment - which is so close that they will probably go back and forth between the water and the playground. You can also relax on a park bench or in the shade of a tree if that's more your style.
The beach is right in town! From the south end of Main Street, access the beach from Leland Ave or Dock Street. There are parking spaces on Dock Street and roadside parking on Leland Ave.
Beautiful Donnelly Beach is part of this town-run beach and campsite. It's the perfect place to spend a summer day!
How to get there
The beach is located just off Route 28N in Minerva. From the intersection of 28N and County Road 37, head northeast on Town Shed Road toward AP Morse Highway. Turn left onto Beach Road and the destination will be on the right.
Donnelly Beach has the following amenities: tent camping sites, tennis courts, basketball courts, boat rental, concession stand, restroom, and bathhouse facilities. There is two stage playground equipment for toddlers and older children. A public boat launch can also be utilized for non-motorized boats.
Conveniently located in the heart of Newcomb, the Town Beach is a central place for events, with a snack shack in the summer.
From Overlook Park in Newcomb, head west on Route 28N. After 2.5 miles, turn right onto Beach Road. Parking is ahead.
Swimming and the beach
There's a covered pavilion, picnic areas, restroom facilities, and fire pits. Certified lifeguards are on site, and there's a public boat launch and boat docking area on beautiful Lake Harris.
A shallow river beach with a sandy area for sunning. There is a lifeguard, tennis courts, and playground as well!
This location is on Park Street, across the road from the North Hudson Town Office. From Exit 29 off the Northway (I-87), follow Route 9 north for less than a mile. Beach parking is on the left.
Swimming and the beach!
Don't forget to pack your swim suits - no vacation is complete without a trip to the beach!