The shutting down of Million Dollar beach in Lake George is certainly a bummer, but as the first weekend of Summer approaches , let's not forget that there are plenty of other worthy options less than one hour away.  You may have forgotten about these gems, or quite possibly never even knew they existed!

The website Albany.com listed 5 beaches worth checking out under an hour away.  Even with the current closing of Million Dollar beach, Lake George is home to a plethora of spots to bask in the sun or cool off in the water.