On the shores of Lake George and on the northern side of Bolton Landing Village, Veteran’s Memorial Park offers a public beach open every day during the summer. This spot is perfect for families looking to just lounge in the sand or get in the water somewhere that’s safe for even weak swimmers and young children (the water is rather shallow throughout the public swimming area). With great views of the Adirondack Mountains in the background, the beach is often quieter and less crowded than some of the other tourist-driven beaches in the area.
Beach amenities include small bathrooms, limited picnic facilities with grills, a pavilion, playground, boat docks, kayak and canoe rentals, volleyball court, and basketball court.
Pet restrictions at the beach have changed over the years, so pay attention to currently posted signage. For the most part, though, the entire area of Bolton is very dog-friendly, with many clean-up bag dispensers located throughout town. However, still make sure to bring your own, just in case. While visiting, keep your dog on their leash and do not approach other people, dogs, or children unless invited. Ensure they are never a nuisance to other visitors who may not be as fond of your furry friend as you and your family are.
As a general rule, when taking your dog on a beach outing, be sure to pack a portable water bowl and plenty of extra water, along with treats, a pet first aid kit, and proof of their most recent inoculation and vaccinations.
The beach is open 7 am–10 pm and lifeguards are on duty 9 am–5 pm. A $5 parking fee is required, but if you don’t mind a little walk, you can park further in town for free. No floaties are allowed on the beach or in the water.