An Adirondacks favorite has been named one of the best fresh-water beaches in the United States.

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When folks think about Upstate New York, our beautiful mountain ranges and awesome lakes are probably the first things that come to mind. But for those of us who call Upstate home, we know there is so much more - including some great freshwater beaches.

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While a beautiful ocean beach is always a great destination, sometimes driving a few hours just isn't practical when you want to put your toes in the sand and catch a little sun at a moment's notice. Thankfully, we have one of the nation's best 15 freshwater beaches right in our backyard.

Which Upstate NY Freshwater Beach Is One of America's Best?

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Lake George is the area's premier summertime destination, and one of the reason's why is the beautiful and spacious Million Dollar Beach, With amazing Lake George views and plenty of room to throw down your beach gear and dig that sandcastle with the kids, it's our area's prime destination for a little sun and sand.

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Here is what Fodor's says makes Million Dollar Beach one of the 15 best freshwater beaches in the nation:

Lake George’s magnificent 51-acre Million Dollar Beach is located on the southernmost shore of Lake George, and offers 1,700 feet of golden sand to lounge, as well as a large swimming area. After a day at the beach, visitors can embark on an adventure in town, exploring and satisfying any sweet tooth craving along the Lake George Ice Cream Trail.

Not to mention you have everything else the area has to offer! The Great Escape, great shopping at the outlets, and so much more. So the next time someone says ya gotta take a long drive to a sandy spot on the water, remind them we've got a great one right in our backyard on Lake George.

See The Gorgeous $8.5 Million Home On Lake George With One-Of-A Kind Indoor Pool

Yes, you can look at one beautiful body of water while swimming in your own indoor body of water. That is just one of the amazing features of this home that just sold for $8.35 Million on Lake Shore Drive in Bolton Landing.

For $7.5 Million Own This Stunning Camp On Your Own Lake George Peninsula

Unique Tram Takes You From Spectacular Log Home to Lake George Shore

This beautiful Lake George log home is nestled in the woods but also comes with 153 feet of North West Bay lakefront property. There is an incredibly large great room with a gorgeous stone fireplace and loads of windows that provide a stunning view of Lake George and the Adirondacks. Right off the incredible wrap-around deck, there is actually a tram that conveniently takes you and your guests directly to the shorefront or boathouse! The shorefront offers a relaxing sundeck and a great beach area for swimming. Literally, anywhere you are on this property you can enjoy gorgeous views of the lake and mountains.



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