Lakes & Beaches

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Each summer the Town of Athol opens two public beaches; one each at Lake Ellis and Silver Lake.  Lifeguards are on duty from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily in June, July and August depending on funding and availability of qualified personnel. 

Swimming while lifeguards are not on duty is at the  individual's own risk.


  • No Littering
  • No Dogs
  • No PFDs
  • No Alcohol or Illegal Drugs
  • No Glass Bottles
  • No Smoking 
  • Parking in Designated Areas only
  • Fishing in Designated Areas only
  • Boating in Designated Areas only (Lake Ellis)