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New York State Park Closures

February 19th, 2010 · 13 Comments · News

Update 5/15/10Several local parks won’t open this season

NYS Parks LogoI heard this morning about some potential local park closures. Well, it’s now confirmed. Two in my neighborhood are on the list:

Point au Roche and Macomb Reservation State Park.

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Dammit !!!

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Lake Champlain Beaches

April 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Adirondack Life

The last few days of unseasonably warm weather has started what I would call “Beach Fever”. My personal favorite is Point au Roche, followed by Ausable Point.

Here are the public beaches on the New York side of Lake Champlain.

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There are a handful of other small beaches, but they are either “secret” or limited to local residents. So, does anyone want to join me for some fun at the beach?

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Visitor Information for the Plattsburgh Beach 2015

June 20th, 2007 · 20 Comments · Adirondack Life

Greetings to our Canadian friends and everyone in the North Country. By popular demand, I present you with the information you have been searching for.

Here’s the information for the Plattsburgh beach on Cumberland Bay – Lake Champlain, purported to be one of the largest freshwater sand beaches in the USA:

Cumberland Bay State Park
Beach: June 20 – September 7 2015
Day Use 11am – 7pm
$7 per Car – $5 after 4pm

Plattsburgh City Beach
Day Use 9am – 9pm – weather permitting
M-F $6, Weekends $7 – US/CAN per car
Daily $4 After 4pm
Town/City Residents – Free
Open: June 13 – September 7 2015

These are really part of the same beach, one side operated by NY State and the other by the City of Plattsburgh. If I had to pick, I’d go for Cumberland Bay, only so I can use my Empire Pass. These are minutes from both downtown Plattsburgh and the Upper Cornelia commercial district.

Best place for lodging close to these beaches is in Plattsburgh.

Lake Champlain Beaches

Almost everything is located around Exit 37 off the Northway. I know every place, in some cases too well. They’re mostly branded properties, I’d recommend using that as your first guide to quality. Nuff said.

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