ADIRONDACK SWIMMING HOLES & BEACHES
The Ole' Swimming Hole & Adirondack Beaches
Caroga Lake Campground - Public Beach - State Launch
Caroga Lake Access is either privately owned or State owned. It is a public State beach with lifeguards and also has a campsite and boat launch.
Nominal Fee Charged: $6.00
Green Lake is a deep lake that is roadside. It has no public beach, but is a favorite among the locals. The deep water allows for jumping from roadside.
Nine Corner Lake
(1.8 miles RT, easy) An old road leads to this popular lake that has beautiful blue-green water and a picturesque shoreline. Walk the fishermen's paths for access to less populated and used shorelines.
Pine Lake Campground - Beach (Great for the Children)
Pine Lake is a privately owned beach. It has a small arcade, small playground area, barbeque grills and picnic tables.
Nominal Fee Charged: $3.00
This especially interesting section of East Canada Creek has a series of waterfalls, chutes and potholes. The area is a beautiful spot for a picnic and is easily accessed via a short walk upstream.
Whitehouse is a scenic drive associated with a lovely area. It has some unique history especially for the hiker. Whitehouse runs the west branch of the Sacandaga River and it wasn't too many years ago that you had to go down the shoreline and yell across to the “white house” on the opposite bank. If you were lucky, someone would appear and row across to get you. Otherwise, you took off your boots and waded across, hoping you didn't fall in and soak all your gear. This wasn't hard in the summer, but meltwaters often made crossing in the springtime extremely hazardous, if not impossible.
© Back To Basics Adirondack Wilderness Adventures 2004