Crystal Lake on the Monument Road side Crystal clear swimming lake. Eight-car parking lot. Handicapped ramp on Route 28 side. Fishing (state-stocked pond, fishing permit required), launching ramp for canoes, rowboats, but no internal combustion engines. Limited parking. Very small, narrow strip of beach. Great for families with smaller children. Very calm. Shady. Beautiful view. Follow boardwalk down to the beach.
Crystal Lake Beach is a tiny strip of a beach on the southeast side of Crystal Lake. Though not so great for sunning, this pond is perfect for swimming. The crystal clear waters are calm and quite refreshing.
There's also a small separate beach with handicapped access. There are only eight parking spaces, so get there early or find alternate means of transportation.