Cooling off in the Capital Region

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Not quite yet -- but soon.

Hot enough for ya?

The lack of air conditioning at AOA's downtown offices had us chugging iced tea and dreaming of a place to swim. So, we made a few calls to check on the beaches, pools and sprinkler pads in the Capital Region.

It turns out that some are already open, and others will be ready for swimming as soon as this weekend.

City of Albany:
Alas, in the Capital City itself, you'll have to wait a bit. The city pools and sprinkler pads are not set to open until June 26th.

Saratoga Springs:
The sprinkler pads in the Spa City's recreation parks opened last Friday. They're open every day until dusk and they're free.

State Parks:
Yep, Thacher is closed, but most of them are still open.

Grafton Lakes
Swimming starts this Saturday morning.

Moreau Lake
Swimming starts Saturday morning.

Spa State Park
As of right now, the Peerless and Victoria pools are scheduled to open on June 26th.


I just took the cover off our pool yesterday. It was a lovely shade of dark brown. Today it is a cloudy blue. I think it will be ready in the next few days. Too bad it's not ready today! It's steaming out there.

Thanks for the invitation, Michael! I'll bring a cooler.

I bring my dog to the Normanskill creek near the dog park, and don't mind getting a little wet myself. It's actually really nice there...the water is cool and there is sand to play in. I would recommend creek shoes though.

I'm happy to negotiate an AOA summer office on Saratoga Lake!

Wiawaka Holiday House on Lake George opens for the season on June 23.
The oldest and longest running retreat for women (and men during the month of July), Wiawaka offers swimming, residence, meals, and outdoor activity on a sliding rate scale for an affordable get-away. Special events are also offered throughout the season. Check it out:

B - no problem. Grill is available too. Bring some burger meat.

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