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A scenic, sandy beach located on the southern shores of Lake George, Million Dollar Beach (sometimes called Lake George Beach) is a local and visitor favorite for soaking up the sun. The 51-acre beach area is wide, meaning there's plenty of room to spread out, and there are lifeguards on duty to supervise swimming. (Keep in mind, you can only get in the water to swim when the lifeguards are on duty.) Kids can build sandcastles, swim in the cool Lake George and watch the various boats sail by. You can expect plenty of on-site amenities here as well, including picnic tables and grills, a small concessions stand, volleyball courts, showers and changing rooms. This spot also has a public boat launch with a boat inspection and washing station (free of charge).
Recent beachgoers were impressed by the cleanliness of the shoreline and say it's a great spot to spend the whole day swimming and relaxing with family and friends. Visitors say the view of the lake is also incredible and many recommended arriving early to ensure you get a prime spot for the day.
Million Dollar Beach is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is free to visit. On-site parking costs $10 per car, $5 per motorcycle and $50 per bus. The beach is situated on the southern banks of Lake George, less than a mile from the Fort William Henry Museum. For additional details, visit the Lake George beaches page on the tourism board website.
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The crown jewel of the town of Lake George is the lake itself. Lake George is a narrow, oval lake that stretches 32 miles in length, features 176 miles of shoreline and encompasses more than 170 islands. In addition to the village of Lake George on the southern banks, the lake has several other towns and communities that line its perimeter, including Bolton Landing to the west, Ticonderoga to the north and Huletts Landing to the east. One of the best ways to see Lake George in all its splendor is during sunrise or sunset. Top spots to check out the sunrise include the summit of Prospect Mountain in Lake George and Rogers Park in Bolton Landing. You can catch the best sunset views at Sleeping Beauty Mountain, Top of the World Golf Resort and some of the eateries in Lake George, such as Boardwalk Restaurant & Marina and Christie's on the Lake.
Another excellent way to take in the lake and its scenery is on the water: Consider booking a steamboat cruise, hitting the beach to sunbathe and swim or renting a kayak. In addition to enjoying the lake, previous visitors loved walking around the town, saying there are several quaint shops and restaurants to explore. Travelers are consistently impressed with how clean and well-maintained the area and its surroundings are.
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