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Five Must-Do Activities at Saratoga Lake

You don't need to travel to Lake George to enjoy a day's worth of water fun - or a whole week. You'll find all the boat rentals, restaurants and lodging you need to have a great Saratoga Lake adventure.

Keep in mind that the majority of the shoreline is private property. But Saratoga Lake offers great marinas and activities for the whole family.

Here are 5 things you must try when visiting Saratoga Lake:

1) Visit Brown's Beach

Brown's Beach is one of the only public swimming spots on Saratoga Lake. This community favorite was closed for roughly a decade and recently has been opened to the public again. It has a shallow launch area and is great area for learning any type of water sport. Picnic and volleyball area is available.

2) Rent a Boat from Saratoga Boatworks

What better way to experience Saratoga Lake during the summer than out on the water? Saratoga Boatworks offers several options of boat rentals. From bowriders to pontoons to fishing boats, you'll be happy you chose to rent from them!

3) Go Fishing

Saratoga Lake boasts one of the best fishing spots in the region. The Lake is excellent for bass fishing and the deepest section of the lake is 96 feet. The Lake is also stocked with over 8 million walleye. The weed beds framing the shoreline are great for anglers fishing northern pike. Around for the winter? Ice fishing is also permitted - make sure to check out the annual Ice Fishing Derby. The Recreation and Preservation's boat lanch off Route 9P is a favorite spot to fish and launch boats. Keep in mind, there is a fee to use it!

4) Relax at The Waterfront Park

The Waterfront Park at Saratoga Lake is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy views of the water with your friends and family. As of July 2015, there are no current plans for swimming at the waterfront, however, there are a number of other activitie that can be enjoyed at the park. There is a sandy beach for picnicking, a small amphitheater for community events and more!

5) Never Stop Exploring

The Saratoga Lake is home to rural canoe, kayak, and nature trails, snaking through the Kayaderosseras Creek and ending in the Saratoga Lake, giving you access to Fish Creek and Lake Lonely. The trail offers relatively mild paddling in the spring and autumn with several opportunities for whitewater when the river runs high.