Bring a picnic lunch and cooler to this quaint and quiet beach. The kids can swim while you launch your canoe, kayak or small motor boat.

Insider tip: Paddle the flat water to the far side of Lake Luzerne and you may be lucky enough to hear the sounds of strings, woodwinds and piano drifting across the water. That would be the students at the Luzerne Music Camp. And if you like what you hear, the camp offers concerts in July and August that are open to the public.