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Are there any northern water snakes at the Bolton Landing swimming area open to the public (near the tourist info office), and if so, has any swimmer ever been a water snake bite victim there or on any other part Lake George?
After reading about water snakes in NY and their nasty bites, I am hesitant to make plans to go to Bolton Landing this summer and swim in Lake George.
Until I moved from upstate NY last year, I swam, boated and fished in Lake George for over thirty years and never saw or heard of any water snakes. I know that rattle snakes have been seen on Tongue Mountain from time to time, but I don't think they like to swim.
I've grown up going to lakes in the Adirondacks, I've never seen or even heard of a water snake. I have seen a rattle snake on Tongue Mtn like a previous poster mentioned. That's one rattle snake that my family of 4+ generations has ever seen in the area, so one in 90+ years isn't bad. I say enjoy your vacation at Lake George and don't give it another thought!
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