Public Beaches

The Adirondack Lakes Region has over 689 lakes and ponds and is home to the Saranac Lake Chain including Upper Saranac Lake, Middle Saranac Lake and Lower Saranac Lake. These lakes are known for their panoramic views and secluded sand beaches. Below are a few of the area’s public beaches that have lifegaurds on duty.

  Buck Pond – 1339 County Route 60, Onchiota, NY (Day fee would be charged) Directions

Rowboat, canoe and kayak rentals are available and a sand beach with a bathhouse are just a few of the amenities at Buck Pond. 

Meacham Lake – NYS Campsite, Route 30 between Malone and Paul Smiths (Day fee would be charged) Directions

A large beach and spacious picnic area are located on the north shore. There is also a bathhouse, boat and canoe rentals, and playground. * Please take note that at facilities that offer swimming beaches, there are days which lifeguards are unavailable. For the safety of our customers, these beaches will not be open and swimming will be prohibited.


Little Wolf Beach, 105 Little Wolf Road, Tupper Lake, NY   (518) 359-3000  Directions

The town beach features a large sandy beach & a shady picnic area with picnic tables & fireplaces. A patrolled swimming area is marked off, & Red-Cross trained life-guards & swimming instructors are on duty through the summer months. 

Lake Colby Beach, Route 86,  Saranac Lake, NY  (518) 891-2763 Directions

 Just on the edge of Saranac Lake is Lake Colby, where you’ll find a state beach, a boat launch, and Latour Park.  The village beach of Saranac Lake is on Lake Colby, on Moir Road, off Route 86 or Upper Broadway Avenue. Town-operated Latour Park on the shore provides picnicking and shore fishing with nearby swimming. New York State operates a boat launch and fishing access. 


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