Mirror Lake Public Beach

Mirror Lake Watershed Walk

Mirror Lake Public Beach

Lake Placid, New York 12946, United States

Created By: Adirondack Watershed Institute


On warm summer days this beach is full of people enjoying the cool and clean water of Mirror Lake. This is the only public beach with lifeguards in town and is a valuable recreational asset to the community. New York State law requires that this water be monitored to ensure it is safe for swimming.

Runoff like we observed earlier can also deliver animal waste that contains fecal coliform and E. coli, which if ingested can cause severe disease or even fatality in children and elderly. Because of these concerns, the water here is tested routinely for these bacteria, and the beach will close if the counts are too high. This is a stark example of why it is important to prevent surface runoff.

You can learn more about recreation on Mirror Lake here: https://www.lakeplacid.com/paddling/mirror-lake

Take a short stroll past the beach house, the next stop is on the little bridge before the tennis courts.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Mirror Lake Watershed Walk


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