It's hot and you wanted to swim, but you can't leave your dog in the car (never do that, by the way, in hot weather)- so where is the best place to go? Million Dollar Beach in Lake George.

I took my kids up there on Father's Day and so many people had dogs. I brought my German Shepherd, Maya, along. There must have been 20 dogs swimming. It was great. If you're in the Chatham area, in Crellen Park there is a huge stream with deep water—also a great place for Fido to take a dip on a hot summer day.

If you know of any other places that allow dogs to swim please e-mail me at