Beaches in the Hudson Valley and Northern, NJ

Take a peak at our list of local beaches, lakes and watering holes to cool down in on a hot summer day.

Beaches in the Hudson Valley & Northern, NJ

Nothing says summer is here like sitting lakeside while feeling the sand beneath your toes. Here are some of our favorite spots to find in the area!

Lakes, Beaches, and Wateringholes in NY

Greenwood Lake Beach

Greenwood Lake, NY

New York's largest body of fresh water that spans 9 miles between New York and New Jersey.

Lake Welch Beach

Stony Point, NY

Largest beach in Harriman State Park. Located in the wooded hills of the Ramapo Mountains, enjoy a half-mile-long sandy beach

Lake Hannessey/Circleville Town Park

Circleville, NY

60-acre Lake Hennessey includes swimming and lifeguards, along with many other nature filled activities

Lake Tiorati

Southfields, NY

Located in Harriman State park, this spot offers amazing views along with swimming, fishing, boating and picnicking.

Canopus Lake

Kent, NY

Located right off of Route 301, Canopus Lake has everything you'd want in a summer destination: swimming, good fishing, a sandy beach, and hiking trails.

Lake Taghkanic

Ancram, NY

Lake Taghkanic State Park offers tent and trailer campsites, cabins and cottages, two beaches, picnic areas, paddleboat and kayak rentals, playgrounds, sports fields, a rentable pavilion, a rec hall, and showers. They also offer hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, and more as well.

Lake Awosting

Wawarsing, NY

Lake Awosting is a beautiful and remote swimming destination in the Minnewaska State Park Preserve at the heart of the Shawangunk Mountains.

Lakes, Beaches, and Wateringholes in NJ

Lake Wawayanda 

Hewitt, NJ

Located in Wawayanda State park, Lake Wawayanda includes white sandy beaches, surrounded by beautiful wildlife.

Hopatcong State Park

Landing, NJ

The largest lake in NJ, offers plenty of outdoor activities including but not limited to; swimming, fishing and grilling.

Lake Marcia

Wantage, NJ

Located in High Point State Park, Lake Marcia offers a nice cool place for swimmers to enjoy the weather.

Lake Pompton

Pompton Lakes, NJ

Pompton Lakes has two recreational lakes and three rivers, all with public access, allowing for shoreline fishing, kayaking, and canoeing.

Shepherd Lake

Ringwood, NJ

Shepherd Lake in Ringwood State Park is another excellent option for a gorgeous beach, hiking trails, and even a famous botanical garden.

Greenwood Lake

Vernon, NJ

This glassine water body, made for pleasure, supports every water sport a visitor can think of – swimming, diving, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, and boating by sail, canoe, kayak, paddle, motor, row, and skull.

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Beaches in teh Hudson Valley and Northern NJ