Summer in the Capital Region

July 1, 2023 in Capital Region Living, General

The Capital Region is a beloved destination in the summer months. It’s the perfect time to explore one of the many incredible local lakes that Upstate New York has to offer. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or are simply seeking a peaceful retreat, these popular spots are waiting to be explored by you! Check out a few of our favorites down below.

Lake George

Known as the “Queen of American Lakes”, Lake George is a stunning gem found in the Adirondack Mountains. A perfect summer day escape, Lake George offers swimming on gorgeous public beaches, kayaking, paddle boarding, or even boat rides to explore the lake’s 32 miles. Have some fun in the sun and take advantage of this famous local adventure.

Saratoga Lake

Just a few miles from downtown Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Lake provides a serene getaway from bustling city life. With fun public beaches and launches, take advantage of these clear waters and head out for a swim! If you’re into kayaking or paddle boarding but don’t have your own gear, stop by the Kayak Shack. Perfect for boating, fishing, tubing, water skiing, and more, Saratoga Lake even has an accessible sand bar area for families to gather.

Thompson’s Lake in Thatcher Park

Nestled in Thatcher State Park, Thompson’s Lake is a hidden treasure in the Capital Region! You can spend the day swimming, fishing, kayaking, picnicking, exploring the surrounding trails, and more, all in this incredible recreation area. They also have other spaces to explore like their volleyball court, horseshoe pits, playing fields, and swing sets. This is an ideal destination for families and friends looking for a summer trip to remember.

Grafton Lakes

A short drive from Troy, Grafton Lakes State Park is the perfect place for a day trip! This park features several freshwater lakes that are all connected by scenic trails. Take a dip in the clear waters, go boating and fishing, and enjoy the day in this incredible landscape. Grafton Lakes also allows canoes, sailboats, rowboats, and electric boats to cruise across their waters. This State Park is a haven for hikers, campers, and nature enthusiasts alike.

Sacandaga Lake

One of the largest lakes in the Adirondacks, the Great Sacandaga is a true paradise for water lovers. This expansive lake offers incredible opportunities for boating, sailing, jet skiing, and fishing. Unwind on the peaceful shorelines, explore the hidden coves and secret swimming spots, and take in the beautiful scenery. Fun fact, Sacandaga is actually a reservoir, and has an average depth of 40 feet!

Making the Move to the Capital Region?

Grab your sunscreen, pack a picnic, and enjoy the beauty of the Capital Region! Whether you’re seeking an exciting adventure or a tranquil day laying out in the sun, there are so many incredible lakes waiting for you. If you’re looking for a new place to call home, our Burns Management team can help. Our communities are perfectly situated in the Capital Region and are close to everything you’ll need and more. Give us a call today!