VERMONT SWIMMING HOLES
(85 PLACES)

UPDATED 2/2014

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ADAMS HOLE
(ADAM)

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Road Trip Dip
TOWNS ST. JOHNSBURY, EAST BARNET, DANVILLE
LAT, LON

Lat:44.34333   Lon:-72.06111   Source : MapPoint   Accuracy : Approximate

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STATE VT
WATER Joes Brook
TYPE Brook
DESCRIPTION Nice little local swimming hole on Joe's Brook between Danville and East Barnet.
AREAS None
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE None
CAMPING Not at site.
BATHING SUITS Unknown
DIRECTIONS

From St. Johnsbury, go south on RT 5 and turn west (right) on Joe's Brook Road about 2 miles before East Barnet. Take Joe's Brook Rd. toward Danville. When the road becomes gravel, go about .5 miles further and there is a pull off on the right. The swimming hole is near here in Joe's Brook.

CONFIDENCE Pretty Confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 11/17/2002



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ARLINGTON AREA

3 PLACES
(ARLI)

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TOWNS BENNINGTON, ARLINGTON, WEST ARLINGTON, EAST ARLINGTON
STATE VT
WATER Varies See Description
TYPE Varies See Description
DESCRIPTION

ARLINGTON GREEN [ARLI]: Regional favorite swimming hole under a covered bridge. There is a small grassy area ideal for picnicking.

NONAME HOLE [NONA]: The swimming hole in Mill Brook consists of a number of slide-type water falls with small pools beneath them. PHOTO1 The upper pool is the largest, it is not deep enough to safely jump into, but plenty deep enough to swim.  Below this pool are 2 or 3 additional pools that look great to relax in. One interesting feature are the rocks--they are pinkish in color and, combined with the clear water, give a nice shade to the pools. PHOTO2

GROUT POND [GPON]: Lakes and ponds aren't usually listed on this website, but this one is so beautiful and secluded it definitely fits the bill. Grout Pond is literally in the middle of the Green Mountains and sees few visitors. The pond is circled with wooded campsites that are best accessed by canoe. Though the pond is quite big, the swimming area described here is quite small. If you are looking for a quiet, bucolic and serene swimming experience, visit this very special place midweek and bask in the solitude. These pictures were from a visit in late September with autumn on the doorstep. PHOTO1 PHOTO2 PHOTO3

AREAS Grout Pond Recreational Area
SANCTION Official at Grout Pond, Unofficial at Arlington Green and No Name Hole
FEE None
FACILITIES Bathrooms at Grout Pond, None at Arlington Green or No Name Hole
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jumping
PHONE None
CAMPING At Grout Pond
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS

ARLINGTON GREEN [ARLI]: Follow RT 7A north from Bennington, turn left onto RT 313. Look for the covered bridge the left. Confident. Verified Lat/Lon Lat:43.10406   Lon:-73.22041   Source : Measured   Accuracy : Exact  Link to Google Map

NONAME HOLE [NONA]: From the village of East Arlington, take Kansas Rd east. The road crosses over RT 7. Soon after, the road crosses Roaring Brook and changes into North Rd. Immediately after the bridge, take a right onto Kelly Stand Rd (this road heads up into Green Mountain National Forest). About 0.25 mile from the turn, you will pass the waterfalls on your right, there is an easily seen turnoff. Very Confident. Verified Lat/Lon Lat:43.05427   Lon:-73.11656   Source : Measured   Accuracy : Exact  Link to Google Map

GROUT POND [GPON]: To get here, follow the directions above for No Name Hole but continue on Kelly Stand Road past No Name Hole for approximately 10 miles. Kelly Stand Road is a windy, twisting road with beautiful views of the river. Take your time, be safe and enjoy the ride here. After ~10 miles, turn right on to Grout Pond Road. Follow the road past the ranger station, downhill to the parking area. Park here, walk toward the pond then turn right on the obvious path. Soon you will see the small grassy area with picnic tables bear a boulder, lined sandy beach. Very Confident. Verified Lat/Lon Lat:43.04653   Lon:-72.95106   Source : Measured   Accuracy : Exact Link to Google Map

 

CONFIDENCE See Above
VERIFIED See Above
DATE UPDATED 03/09/2008
 


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BENSON'S HOLE
(BENS)

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TOWNS MANCHESTER
LAT, LON Lat:43.16497  Lon: -73.03922  Source: Measured Accuracy: Exact

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STATE VT
WATER Bromley Brook
TYPE Brook
DESCRIPTION

Bromley Brook is a small and brook that flows over and through some very interesting rock formations which eventually fills the small swimming area at the bottom of the cascades. Very close to RT 7, this is not an exceptionally intimate swimming hole, however it does have a fine view of Mt. Equinox.

AREAS None
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE None
CAMPING Not at site
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS

Though very close to RT 7, Benson's Hole is a little tricky to get to. RT 11 and RT 30 combine and the road winds through the Manchester area. From RT 7 take exit 4 and travel east on RT 11/30 for approximately 0.25 miles. Take a sharp, hairpin right turn onto East Manchester Road just as RT 11\30 begins to curve left and heads in a northerly direction. It can be very easy to miss this turn. East Manchester Road heads south then bends right to head in a westerly direction. In about 0.3 miles from the bend, you will need to bear left at the fork in the road to remain on East Manchester Road. If you stay straight here, you will be on Peace Road, which is a dead end and not where you want to be. After the fork, take your second left onto Glen Road and park near the small bridge that crosses Bromley Brook. Follow the shoreline downstream to the swimming area.

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 03/08/2007

 




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BOLTON POTHOLES
(BOLT)

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Road Trip Dip
TOWNS BURLINGTON, WATERBURY, BOLTON
LAT, LON Lat:44.37554   Lon:-72.87605   Source : GPS Measurement   Accuracy : Exact

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STATE VT
WATER Joiner Brook
TYPE Falls
DESCRIPTION

Due to overwhelming illegal parking at this site, the town of Bolton has banned parking on the road adjacent to the swimming hole. A towing company has been hired to enforce the ban.

If you visit here please make an effort to pick up at least one piece of trash and dispose of it properly. The number of conscientious swimming hole visitors vastly outnumber those who abuse these places. If we all expend a small effort to right the wrongs committed by the thoughtless few, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Large round rock bowls of water for swimming. This is a very popular swimming place.

AREAS Mount Mansfield State Forest, Camel's Hump State Forest
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE No
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jumping
PHONE None
CAMPING None at site
BATHING SUITS Customary at lower pools, optional in upper pools
DIRECTIONS

How to get there : From Waterbury, follow RT 2 west approximately 6.5 miles from the intersection of RT 2 and RT 100 in Waterbury. Take a right onto Bolton Valley Road. The parking area is 0.25 miles on the right.

How to act when you are there : Be careful when you are parking or pulling out of the parking spots. The dirt and gravel are very loose and spinouts accelerate erosion. Do not use the driveways on private property to park or turn around. (Would you want hundreds of people turning around in your driveway every weekend?) Use your own bathroom before you visit. This beautiful swimming hole is heavily used and simply cannot accommodate the bathroom needs of a crowd. Yes, it is a natural thing, but when so many people leave their waste here, it turns this bucolic place into a cesspool. If you cannot find a safe place to park, try visiting one of the other swimming holes in Vermont that are listed on this page.

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 03/08/2008



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BRISTOL FALLS & CIRCLE CURRENT
(BRIS)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAP
TOWNS MONTPELIER, BRISTOL, LINCOLN, NEW HAVEN
STATE VT
WATER New Haven River
TYPE Falls, Pools
DESCRIPTION

Bristol Falls (also known as "Bartlett Falls"), and the upstream area known as Circle Current, comprise one of the biggest swimming areas in Vermont. Very popular but certainly enough room for everyone.

BRISTOL FALLS [BRIS]: Bristol Falls is a 20 foot wide, 15 foot drop into a deep pool. This wide waterfall spills into a deep channel approximately 75 yards long with many jumping spots. PHOTO1. This is an extremely popular swimming area and you could find a few hundred people here on a hot summer day. Lat/Lon Lat:44.12790   Lon:-73.04982 Source: Measured Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

CIRCLE CURRENT [CIRC]: The area is very large so it can accommodate a large number of visitors. There is lot's to do and explore here, so plan to spend several hours. PHOTO Lat/Lon Lat: 44.12446 Lon: -73.03863 Source: Measured Accuracy: Exact    Link to Google Map

AREAS Green Mountain National Forest
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE No
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Sliding, Jumping, Jacuzzi
PHONE None
CAMPING None at site
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS

From Bristol follow Route 116/17 eastward from the center of Bristol for approximately 2 miles. Take a right onto Lincoln Gap Road. Keep driving and listen for the roar of the falls. Parking for Bristol Falls is first, a little further up the road you will see numerous pull offs for Circle Current. The New Haven River marks the northern boundary of the Green Mountain National Forest

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 03/16/2008



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BROCKWAYS MILLS GORGE
(BROC)

 
PHOTO1   PHOTO2 TO STATE MAP



Road Trip Dip
TOWNS BRATTLEBORO, SPRINGFIELD, ROCKINGHAM
LAT, LON Lat:43.20834   Lon:-72.51701   Source : Measured   Accuracy : Exact

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STATE VT
WATER Williams River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION

Falls tumble through gorge and end in pool at bottom. Train track crosses high above pool. Some graffiti and litter throughout the gorge. Be careful of currents and submerged objects in the water!

AREAS None
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE None
CAMPING None
BATHING SUITS Mixed customary and optional
DIRECTIONS

From Brattleboro, take I-91 north to Rockingham. From Rockingham, take the Brockway's Mills Road off RT 103. Park just before the bridge in the small, dirt parking area near the train tracks. Gorge can be seen from road. Walk down path through woods.

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 11/17/2002


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BURLINGTON AREA

[2 PLACES]
(BURL)

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Road Trip Dip
TOWNS BURLINGTON
STATE VT
WATER Lake Champlain
TYPE Lake
DESCRIPTION

Two swimming areas in Lake Champlain in or near Burlington.

AREAS Burlington
SANCTION Reds Rock Official Starr Farm - Unofficial
FEE Red Rocks - $3.00  Starr Farm - None
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING Unknown
BATHING SUITS Red Rocks - Optional  in nude area,   Starr Farm - Optional
DIRECTIONS

RED ROCKS [REDR] Popular beach on Lake Champlain, both clothed and nude area. Clothed area is near parking lot, nude area is down a trail near the overlook-take a trail from the overlook down to large, flat rocks at the water edge- no beach here. (NOTE: The rocks below the waterline have become encrusted with sharp zebra muscles, an invasive species not native to Lake Champlain. All visitors should be advised to wear thick-soled shoes before entering the water.) Confident. Not verified. Lat:44.44121  Lon: -73.22120  Source: MapPoint  Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

STARR FARM BEACH [STAR] Beach on Lake Champlain just north of Burlington. Drive north on North Avenue. Stay on North Avenue past the Y-intersection with Plattsburg Avenue and take the second left onto Starr Farm Road. Drive 1/2  mile and park in the parking area on right across from Pleasant  Avenue.  Walk the bike path north to the stairs to the beach. Go down the stairs and walk north on the beach a very short distance past the  overhanging trees and over some large rocks which are easy to negotiate. The large beach area is just past these trees. It is the only spot on the beach that is raked and clean. Confident. Not verified. PHOTO1  PHOTO2 Lat : 44.515963  Lon: -73.268981 Source : Measured Accuracy : Exact   Link to Google Map

CONFIDENCE Confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 5/9/2004



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BUTTERMILK FALLS
(BUTT)

PHOTO 1 TO STATE MAP
A Family-Friendly

Walden's Pond

TOWNS RUTLAND, LUDLOW
LAT, LON Lat:43.43639  Lon: -72.72833  Source: Measured  Accuracy: Exact 

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STATE VT
WATER Branch Brook
TYPE Falls
DESCRIPTION

At least 3 falls, with chutes and pools galore. Walk between falls. Very large, deep pools at bottom of 2 of these falls. These falls and swimming places are now preserved for all thanks to the Vermont River Conservancy, There is some nude swimming/sunbathing here. It is suggested that if you wish to go nude, please go down to the third (lowest) pool so that families can use the upper pools more freely. Thanks.

AREAS None
SANCTION Semi-official
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jumping
PHONE None
CAMPING Not at site
BATHING SUITS Customary upper pools/Optional lower pool. Also optional across the old, closed bridge at the end of the road, following paths to the left.
DIRECTIONS

From Ludlow, go about 5 mi west on RT 103. Just past where RT 100 goes north, turn right at street sign "Buttermilk Falls Rd" (VFW hall is on right.) Go to the end of this road and park. You can walk to all falls from here. Take path off right side of road to falls.

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 08/16/2008


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CAVENDISH GORGE
(CAVE)

PHOTO1  PHOTO2 TO STATE MAP
 
TOWNS CAVENDISH, LUDLOW
LAT, LON Lat:43.38275  Lon: -72.59711  Source: Measured  Accuracy: Exact 

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STATE VT
WATER Black River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION

The Black River spills over a dam, then meanders through a rugged, little explored gorge. Secluded and unpopular, there is a great deal of very exciting exploration and swimming to be had here.  We were somewhat hesitant to enter the water as it seemed a little dark and murky. Not the best swimming hole you will ever visit, but not the worst either. Be very careful entering the steep gorge.

AREAS None
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE None
CAMPING Not at site
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS

From Ludlow, follow Rte 103 east for approximately 3 miles to Rte 131 east through Proctorsville and Cavendish.  Approximately 0.4 miles past Cavendish, watch on the right side of Rte 131 for a small waste water treatment facility near or beside a small, moderately well maintained dirt road labeled CVPS road.  Turn right onto CVPS Rd and follow to a small parking area on the left.  There is a gate (usually locked) at the entrance to the power plant., but if found unlocked, do NOT be tempted to park inside the gate.  walk past the gate, (be respectful now since you are on power plant property) past the power plant, and follow a grassy path up hill and up river.  To your left will be the gorge, although views from the rim will only occasionally reveal much of the gorge below.  Continue approximately 0.4 miles upstream almost all the way to the dam, and find natural breaks in the gorge wall to enter into the gorge.   

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 03/09/2008


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CLARENDON GORGE

[3 PLACES]  (CLAR)

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Road Trip Dip
TOWNS RUTLAND, CLARENDON
STATE VT
WATER Mill River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION

High cliffs and a deep pool with a rope swing. Popular local swimming holes, lots of parties resulting in some litter.

AREAS Green Mountain National Forest
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE No
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jumping
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING None at site
BATHING SUITS Optional/Customary, see below
DIRECTIONS

CLARENDON GORGE [CLAR]: From Rutland, take RT 7 south. After passing the intersection for RT 103 (Rutland Airport), take your next left onto RT 7B. The road immediately forks here; left is RT 7B, straight is River Road. The parking area will be on the right near the large concrete blocks. PHOTO Lat/Lon Lat: 43.51633 Lon: -72.96461 Source: Measured  Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

DEVIL'S GORGE [DEVL]: The safest way to reach the Devil's Gorge is to hike and swim upstream from the Clarendon Gorge swimming area described above. It is a reasonably long trek to the falls at the top of the gorge. This section of the river is extremely private. PHOTO Lat/Lon Lat: 43.51602 Lon: -72.96540 Source: Measured Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

SWINGING BRIDGE [SWIN]: From Rutland, take RT 7 south. Take a left onto RT 103. Following RT 103 for approximately 2.5 miles, you will come to a large parking area on the right just before you cross the railroad tracks. This is used as an access point to the Long Trail. Park here and follow the well worn path to the suspension bridge. After crossing the bridge, take the path to the right, leading down to the river. Follow the river under the bridge to the swimming areas downstream. Lat/Lon Lat: 43.51993 Lon: -72.92620 Source: Measured Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 03/16/2008



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CONGDON'S POINT
(CONG)

NO PHOTOS TO STATE MAP
TOWNS RUTLAND, CHITTENDEN
LAT, LON Lat:43.71482  Lon: -72.90536  Source: MapPoint  Accuracy: Approximate

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STATE VT
WATER Leffer's Pond, Chittenden Reservoir
TYPE Lake
DESCRIPTION A rocky point on a small lake that has been a long-time favorite for nude sunbathers and swimmers.
AREAS Green Mountain National Forest
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE Unknown
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING None at site
BATHING SUITS Optional
DIRECTIONS

From the intersection of RT 4 and RT 7 in the center of Rutland, follow US 7 north for approximately 5.25 miles and take a right onto Sangamon Hill Road. Follow this road until it ends, then take a left on East Pittsford Road. This road becomes Main Street just past the left turn off for Powerhouse Road. Staying on Main Street, you will enter the center of Chittenden. Mountain Top Road will lead off to the left. Stay straight and this road is now Chittenden Dam Road. Follow the road about 2 miles until you see a sign and road for the boat ramp on the right side, at this point you will be at the foot of the concrete spillway. Turn right up the boat launch road to the parking area at the dam.

The trail to Congdon�s Point begins about a tenth of a mile or so behind the bar gate to the right at the top of the boat ramp.  The trail goes left from this old woods road, passes two coves and a large boulder.  Keep the water in sight, as the trail may be a little confusing north of the boulder.  Congdon�s Point is the third and outermost point from the boat ramp.  Nude swimmers and sunbathers have been enjoying this spot for years.  
 

CONFIDENCE Pretty Confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 02/05/2005


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THE CORNFIELD
(CORN)

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Road Trip Dip
TOWNS BRATTLEBORO
LAT, LON Lat:42.87681  Lon:-72.57341   Source: Map Point  Accuracy: Exact

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STATE VT
WATER West River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION

The Cornfield is a beautiful spot in the West River. Unfortunately, this place has been subject to abuse. Due to excessive littering and vehicles trespassing in the field the property owners have elected to close the road access that had been used by visitors in the past. Unfortunately a few rotten apples ruin it for everyone. The swimming hole remains open for use to people who park on RT 30 and obtain a pass card. Arrangements for written permission can be made by stopping by the office of Cersosimo Industries and requesting permission to use their property to access the swimming hole. There are clearly posted signs which have identified this property as private and subject to use with permission only.  Please respect the area and don't forget to thank the generous property owner who has elected to keep this swimming hole open. Understandably, continued abuse and trespassing may result in the closing of the swimming area.

AREAS None
SANCTION None
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE None
CAMPING Not at site
BATHING SUITS Customary in the main swimming area. Optional upstream and downstream..
DIRECTIONS

Heading north on RT 30 from Brattleboro and pass under the  I-91 overpass.  After 0.3 miles (immediately at the end of the guardrail) you can park on Rt 30. Contact the property owner to ask for written permission to use their land to access the swimming area.

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 08/17/2009


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DOG RIVER
(DOGR)

PHOTO TO STATE MAP
TOWNS MONTPELIER, WEST BERLIN
LAT, LON Lat:44.22977  Lon: -72.61609  Source: Topozone  Accuracy: General Area

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STATE VT
WATER Dog River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION

There is a terrific hole that is hidden down a very steep embankment on the right hand side heading south on Rte 12. The swimming area has a large, shallow area on one side. There is also a water chute that starts from a Jacuzzi-for-two that varies from 5 to 8 feet deep depending on season and water level, and pours you out into the swimming hole. Side rock cliff for jumping is about 20 feet into deep, deep water.

AREAS Unknown
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE No
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jacuzzi, Jumping
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING Unknown
BATHING SUITS Unknown
DIRECTIONS

From Montpelier, take RT 12 south to West Berlin. From West Berlin, continue on RT 12 south along Dog River There is no parking available there, best bet is go to the West Berlin Fire Department and park on the east side of the building near the town park that is there. Follow the railroad tracks south about 0.5 miles and look for the pool on the left.

CONFIDENCE Pretty Confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 07/05/2007



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DORSET QUARRY
(DORS)

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TOWNS JAMAICA, MANCHESTER, DORSET
LAT, LON Lat:43.23625  Lon: -73.08289  Source: Measured  Accuracy: Exact

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STATE VT
WATER Dorset Quarry
TYPE Quarry
DESCRIPTION

Beautiful old marble quarry filled with fresh, clean water. Lots of cliffs to jump from. Very popular and well-known local swimming place. There are a few, very interesting sculptures carved into the marble. See how many you can find.

AREAS None
SANCTION Private property but the quarry owners allow public access. Swim at your own risk.
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jumping
PHONE None
CAMPING Camp across the street at the commercial campground.
BATHING SUITS Required
DIRECTIONS

From Manchester, on RT 7 in south western VT, take RT 30 northwest. The quarry is on RT 30 on the right as you are going into Dorset at the intersection with Kelly Road (dirt). Do not park on RT 30, rather, pull onto Kelly Road heading north and park on the left side of the road. There is room for many cars here.

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 03/09/2008



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DUMMERSTON AREA
[4 PLACES]
(DUMM)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAP


TOWNS BRATTLEBORO, WEST DUMMERSTON, NEWFANE, WILLIAMSVILLE
STATE VT
WATER West River, Rock River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION In this area northwest of Brattleboro off RT 30, are several swimming holes. See directions below for details.
AREAS None
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE No
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE None
CAMPING None at site
BATHING SUITS Some optional, see notes below
DIRECTIONS

From Brattleboro, take RT 30 north. All directions below are from RT 30:

STICKNEY BROOK [STIK]: After passing under the I-91 bridge, travel 3.7 miles and take a left onto to Stickney Brook Road.  Very interesting and fun to explore. PHOTO Very Confident. Verified 08/2006  Lat/Lon Lat:42.91469   Lon:-72.61511 Source: Measured Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

WEST RIVER 1 [WES1]: Take RT 30 a short distance from Brattleboro to the West Dummerston area. In West Dummerston, where the historic Town Lattice covered bridge crosses the West River, there are deep swimming places under the bridge. A gravel beach and pretty strong current but apparently safe as families swim there. You will see the covered bridge as it adjoins RT 30 on the right and the swimming place is under it. Park on right just past bridge in large pull out area. PHOTO Lat/Lon Lat:42.92795   Lon:-72.61168 Source: MapPoint Accuracy: General Area  Link to Google Map

WEST RIVER 2 [WES2]: A bit further on RT 30 (at the next bridge you cross after the West Dummerston hole) park on the right before you cross this bridge and walk down beside the bridge to a large rock and small, deep swimming place by the rock. Lat/Lon Lat:42.94798   Lon:-72.64087 Source: MapPoint Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

INDIAN LOVE CALL [INLC]:
Continue on RT 30 north. Just before you cross the bridge over the Rock River, you will see parking areas on RT 30. Walk up Depot Rd and take the first right leading past a few cabins. Follow the well worn path along the river to the swimming area. Reports indicate that this swimming area has been altered by hurrince Irene. Proceed with caution/. PHOTO Lat/Lon Lat:42.94642  Lon:-72.64497 Source: MapPoint Accuracy: Exact    Link to Google Map
 

CONFIDENCE Pretty Confident
VERIFIED All holes verified 8/9/2011
DATE UPDATED 08/09/2011


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EAST MIDDLEBURY GORGE
(EAST)

PHOTO TO STATE MAP
TOWNS MONTPELIER, MIDDLEBURY, EAST MIDDLEBURY, VERGENNES
LAT, LON Lat:43.97053  Lon: -73.08593  Source: Measured  Accuracy: Exact

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STATE VT
WATER Middlebury River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION

A narrow gorge located directly below the RT 125 bridge.

AREAS Green Mountain National Forest
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE No
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jumping
PHONE None
CAMPING None at site
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS

From Middlebury, follow RT 7 south from the center of Middlebury for approximately 4 miles. Bear left onto RT 125. Follow Route 125 approximately 1.5 miles to a sharp right turn onto the bridge that crosses the Middlebury River.

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 11/17/2002


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FALLS OF LANA
(LANA)

PHOTO TO STATE MAP
TOWNS MIDDLEBURY, SALISBURY
LAT, LON Lat: 43.90403  Lon: -73.06274  Source: Measured  Accuracy: Exact

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STATE VT
WATER Sucker Brook
TYPE Brook
DESCRIPTION

The Falls of Lana are difficult to find, difficult to access and the swimming are is very small. The four tiered falls are beautiful. Be very careful though, as there is no obvious path down to the swimming area and it will require a bit of bushwhacking to get down the hill while traversing areas of very loose footing. Hiking boots are a must. Nearby Branbury State Park is also worth a visit to swim in Lake Dunmore.

AREAS Green Mountain National Forest, Branbury State Park
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE None
CAMPING Not at site
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS

From Middlebury, follow RT 7 south approximately 7 miles to the intersection with RT 53. Take a left on RT 53 and follow it around Lake Dunmore. In approximately 3.25 miles you will reach Branbury State park on your right. Just past the state park you'll see a large parking area on your left for the Falls of Lana. Park here and follow the well worn path uphill. The terrain will eventually level out and you will pass under a very large pipe that crosses the path. Just past the pipe, follow the un-obvious path to the left and make your way steeply downhill following the sound of the water.

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 02/18/2006



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FELCHVILLE AREA
[2 PLACES]
(FELC)

See Below TO STATE MAP
TOWNS WOODSTOCK, FELCHVILLE, READING, SOUTH READING
STATE VT
WATER North Branch Black River
TYPE River pools
DESCRIPTION Several swimming places along a road parallel to the North Branch Black River. See directions below for details.
AREAS Mount Ascutney
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jumping, Rope Swing
PHONE None
CAMPING None
BATHING SUITS Varied
DIRECTIONS

From Woodstock, take RT 106 south to Felchville. Take Tyson Road west (right turn) off RT 106 at the Reading General Store. This road parallels the North Branch Black River. Locations are:

TWENTY FOOT HOLE [TWEN]: About a mile from Felchville, at the crest of a small hill. A trail on the south side of the road - a bit steep- leads to three blue-green pools. The first, called Twenty-Foot Hole
PHOTO1. Go downstream to Fifteen-Foot Pool PHOTO2 and a bit further downstream is Ten-Foot Pool. Lat/Lon Lat:43.46877   Lon:-72.56406   Source : Measured  Accuracy : Exact  Link to Google Map

This swimming place is now preserved for all thanks to the Vermont River Conservancy.

READING HOLE [READ]: There are other swimming places along this road, one is called the Reading Hole. No better directions to it. Lat/Lon Lat:43.46877   Lon:-72.56406 Source: MapPoint   Accuracy: Approximate Link to Google Map

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 09/02/2003



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FLOATING BRIDGE
(FLOA)

PHOTO1    PHOTO2 TO STATE MAP
TOWNS MONTPELIER, BROOKFIELD
LAT, LON Lat: 44.04283  Lon: -72.60474  Source: Measured Accuracy: Exact

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STATE VT
WATER Sunset Lake
TYPE Lake
DESCRIPTION Jump and swim from famous floating bridge in Brookfield. In January, the bridge offers the best view of  one of New England's last remaining ice harvest festivals. A recent visitor reports that the bridge is now closed to vehicular traffic. You can, however, walk across the bridge.
AREAS Allis State Forest, Ainsworth State Forest
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jumping (check depth first)
PHONE None
CAMPING Not at site
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS Take exit 4 form I-89. Follow RT 66 east toward Randolph Center. At the next intersection, take a left to remain on RT 66. In a short distance, you will reach a "Y" intersection where RT 66 goes off to the right. Bear left onto Ridge Rd. In approximately 5 miles, Ridge Rd will intersect the Brookfield State Highway.  Take a left and you will travel downhill to the floating bridge  in the center of Brookfield.
CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 02/18/2006



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FOUR CORNERS
(FOUR)

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TOWNS LOWELL, TROY, JAY
LAT, LON Lat: 44.96256  Lon: -72.41617  Source: Measured  Accuracy: Exact

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STATE VT
WATER Bugbee Brook, tributary of the Missisquoi River
TYPE Brook
DESCRIPTION

A popular local swimming hole near Jay and Troy in extreme northern Vermont. Got its name from the Four Corners store nearby. There is a terrifying rope swing on a tree perched on the top of the far ledge.

AREAS None
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jumping, Rope swing
PHONE At the Four Corners store across the street from the parking area
CAMPING None at site
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS

From Stowe, take RT 100 north about 35 miles to Lowell. (See also "Trout River Falls" near here.) In Lowell continue north on RT 100 through Westfield to Troy. In Troy, take RT 101 north. On RT 101, less than a mile after you pass the intersection of RT 101 and RT 242, is the Jay Four Corners convenience store. The swimming hole is directly across the street from the Jay Four Corners convenience store. There is a large dirt parking lot, you can't miss it.

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 11/17/2002



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GLEN LAKE
(GLEN)

NO PHOTOS TO STATE MAP
TOWNS RUTLAND, CASTLETON, WEST CASTLETON
LAT, LON Lat: 43.66417  Lon: -73.23917  Source: Topozone  Accuracy: Approximate

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STATE VT
WATER Glen Lake
TYPE Lake
DESCRIPTION There are a number of small, secluded beaches on Glen Lake within Bomoseen State Park where you can swim.
AREAS Bomoseen State Park
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE Unknown
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING There is camping at Bomoseen State Park
BATHING SUITS Optional
DIRECTIONS

From Rutland, take RT 4 west to Exit 3, Scotch Hill Rd. Go north (right) on Scotch Hill Rd. (becomes Glen Lake Rd.) to Bomoseen State Park. In Bomoseen State Park, turn north (left) onto Moscow Rd., go past the canoe launch. In less than a mile turn left onto another Bomoseen State Park access (marked by a sign) where you enter a clearing where you can park if this road (trail?) is unsuitable for your vehicle. It is not very far down to the north shore of Glen Lake, and a hiking trail parallel with the shore goes both ways. You can take the trail either way, but especially to the right - westward - to little semi-private beaches for swimming. Typically, clothing optional.

CONFIDENCE Pretty Confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 11/17/2002



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HAPGOOD POND
(HAPG)

NO PHOTOS TO STATE MAP
TOWNS RUTLAND, MANCHESTER, PERU
LAT, LON Lat:43.25389  Lon: -72.89111  Source: Topozone  Accuracy: Approximate

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STATE VT
WATER Hapgood Pond
TYPE Pond
DESCRIPTION Sandy beach on pond, lifeguard.
AREAS Green Mountain National Forest
SANCTION Official
FEE Unknown
FACILITIES Tables, Toilets
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING Camping at site.
BATHING SUITS Required
DIRECTIONS From Manchester, take RT 11 NE into Peru. Take Hapgood Pond Rd about 2 mi to campground.
CONFIDENCE Pretty Confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 11/17/2002



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JAMAICA AREA
[3 PLACES]

(JAMA)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAP


TOWNS BRATTLEBORO, WILMINGTON, WEST WARDSBORO, JAMAICA
STATE VT
WATER Varies
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION Several swimming holes near Jamaica. See directions below for details.
AREAS Green Mountain National Forest, Jamaica State Park
SANCTION Varies
FEE Varies, see below
FACILITIES Varies, see below.
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE See below
CAMPING Varies, see below.
BATHING SUITS Required at Grout pond and Jamaica State Park, optional at Pikes Falls.
DIRECTIONS

From Brattleboro, take RT 9 west then RT 100 north. All directions below are from RT 100:

JAMAICA S. P. [JAMA]: Continue north on RT 100 to town of Jamaica and signs to Jamaica State Park. Great (official) swimming hole in a lazy pool of the West River called "Salmon Hole". Be sure to float on your back and look upstream at the fantastic view of Ball Mountain. Nice destination for family camping (with some lean-to's on river), swimming and good, clean fun. All facilities. Phone 874-4600. PHOTO1 Lat/Lon Lat:43.10910   Lon:-72.77602 Source: Measured  Accuracy: Exact Very Confident. Verified  Link to Google Map

PIKES FALLS [PIKE]: Routes 100 and 30 combine and pass through Jamaica, VT. From RT 100\30 in the center of Jamaica, turn south (left) on Pikes Falls Road. Pikes Falls Road (also called Mechanic Street) eventually leads to the Stratton Mountain ski area. Follow Pikes Falls Road for approximately 4 miles, keeping to the right to stay on Pikes Falls Road at any fork. You will see a small parking area on the left (south) side of the road. Park here and follow a well established trail going down to the stream. Swimming is in the very large pool at the foot of the falls. PHOTO LAT, LON : Lat:43.09767, Lon: -72.85191 Source: Measured  Accuracy: Exact  Very Confident. Verified  Link to Google Map

HAMILTON FALLS [HAMI]: Hamilton Falls is an extremely beautiful, secluded waterfall PHOTO1 which is best know for the number of deaths that have occurred here. If you do visit here, please restrict your swimming to the lowest of the three pools PHOTO2 . You will see others swimming in the upper pools, but resist the temptation. Many, many people have died here thinking that they could be careful enough to not be caught off guard. One small slip, one patch of wet rock, one moment of inattention could lead to a life threatening situation. Though there is a ladder secured to the rock wall of he upper pool PHOTO3, it was not placed there for swimmers to use, rather, it is intended to be used by the emergency rescue teams when they need to retrieve an injured person or the body of someone who was killed while enjoying their last summer day on earth. To get here : From RT 30 in West Townshend, turn north on Windam Hill Road and follow it sharply up hill. Follow Windam Hill Road for approximately 4.25 miles and turn left onto Burbee Pond Road. Follow Burbee Pond Road as it bends right, then take a left onto West Windham Road. Follow West Windham Road for approximately 2.75 miles, staying left at all forks in the road, until you arrive at the small parking area on your left.  You may also be able to get here by following Turkey Mountain Road north from the East Jamaica. Turkey Mountain Road intersects RT 30/100 about 0.1 miles west of the RT 30 and RT 100 intersection in East Jamaica. I have not traveled this road and do not know if it would require a 4 wheel drive, high clearance vehicle or not. The first route described here can be traversed by any vehicle. Lat : 43.13642 Lon: -72.76344 Source : Measured  Accuracy : Exact Very Confident. Verified. Link to Google Map

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 03/08/2008



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KENTS CORNER AREA
(KENT)

NO PHOTOS TO STATE MAP
TOWNS MONTPELIER, KENTS CORNER, NORTH CALAIS
LAT, LON Lat:44.36902  Lon: -72.48497  Source: MapPoint  Accuracy: General Area

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STATE VT
WATER Beaver Pond, Winooski River and streams
TYPE River, Pond
DESCRIPTION

There are said to be many swimming holes in the very pretty Kent's Corner-North Calais area in Beaver Pond, the Winooski River and nearby streams. No further directions available.

AREAS None
SANCTION Unknown
FEE Unknown
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING Unknown
BATHING SUITS Unknown
DIRECTIONS

From Montpelier, take RT2 north then RT14 north to East Calais. From East Calais, go west on unnamed roads to Kent's Corner. Swimming holes are in this area in the Beaver Pond, Winooski River and other streams.

CONFIDENCE Pretty Confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 11/17/2002



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LAMOILLE RIVER AREA
[4 PLACES]
(LAMO)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAP
TOWNS STOWE, MORRISVILLE, JOHNSON, WATERVILLE
STATE VT
WATER Lamoille River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION Three swimming holes in the Lamoille River. See directions below.
AREAS Unknown
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE Unknown
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jumping
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING Unknown
BATHING SUITS Johnson : Unknown, Jeff Falls : Required, Brewster River Gorge : Optional upstream, required in the large pool, Waterville : Unknown
DIRECTIONS

From Stowe, take RT 100 north to Hyde Park then RT 15 northwest to Johnson. Three swimming places are:

JOHNSON [JOHN]: Swimming hole in Lamiolle River just north of Johnson on RT 100C. Uncertain. Not verified. Lat/Lon Lat:44.64090   Lon:-72.66472 Source: MapPoint   Accuracy: General Area   Link to Google Map

JEFF FALLS [JEFF]:Lots to explore here - the main (7 foot) falls, a short walk upstream as well as several smaller falls. Bathing suits are customary here. PHOTO. To get there: Travel south on RT 108 from Jeffersonville for approximately 0.5 miles. Park in the obvious parking area on the left and take a path upstream to the swimming area. Very Confident. Verified  Lat:44.63572  Lon:-72.822557 Source: Measured   Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

BREWSTER RIVER GORGE [BREW]: Travel south on RT 108 from Jeffersonville for approximately 1.0 miles to Canyon Road.  Take a left on Canyon Rd and you will immediately see the parking area on the right. The trail begins at the far end of the parking area and goes along the Brewster River then crosses the river. Just beyond this crossing, you see the gorge and falls. Don't be fooled by what you see. There are many, many pools hidden in the rocks above the main pool PHOTO.  Very Confident. Verified Lat/Lon Lat:44.63587   Lon:-72.82593 Source: MapPoint   Accuracy: Exact 

WATERVILLE [WATE]: From Jeffersonville, take RT 109 northeast to Waterville. Swimming hole is in North Branch Lamoille River at the Church Street Covered Bridge in Waterville. Pretty Confident. Not verified. Lat/Lon Lat:44.69575   Lon:-72.76569 Source: MapPoint   Accuracy: Approximate  Link to Google Map

CONFIDENCE See above
VERIFIED See above
DATE UPDATED 11/17/2002



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THE LEDGES
(LEDG)

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TOWNS BRATTLEBORO, WILMINGTON
LAT, LON Lat:42.836117  Lon: -72.877478  Source: Measured  Accuracy: Exact

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STATE VT
WATER Harriman Reservoir
TYPE Reservoir
DESCRIPTION

On Harriman Reservoir there are 2 established beach swimming places, but also a place called "The Ledges". This is a well-known, traditional clothing-optional place. A large sandy beach and big, flat rocks at the water's edge (size of beach may be diminished when water level in reservoir is high.) Some rocks to jump from. Please respect the place, no noise, gawking or littering.

AREAS None
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES Toilets and picnic tables at parking area
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jumping
PHONE None
CAMPING None at site. Abbot's Glen clothing optional campground/resort nearby.
BATHING SUITS See NOTE above
DIRECTIONS

From Brattleboro, take RT 9 W. Before you get to Wilmington, go S on RT 100 to the Harriman Reservoir. Go ~0.2 miles, pass Dix Rd on your left and then turn right on to Boyd Hill Rd. Go down this dirt road for about a mile to the parking area for the Jacksonville Picnic Area (there is swimming at the picnic area also). Follow the trail to the right of the picnic area into the woods. When you see nude bathers, you are there. There are several rocky areas to swim from along this path.

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes, 7/2000
DATE UPDATED 04/15/2007



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MAD RIVER AREA
(MADR)
[10 PLACES]

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAP
TOWNS MONTPELIER, WATERBURY, WAITSFIELD, WARREN
STATE VT
WATER Mad River, Lincoln Brook
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION

South of Waterbury along RT 100 in the Mad River, near the towns of Moretown, Waitsfield and Warren, are several popular, excellent swimming holes. See directions below for details.

AREAS None
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE No
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jumping, Sliding
PHONE None
CAMPING None at sites
BATHING SUITS Some optional, see directions below.
DIRECTIONS

From Montpelier, take I-89 north to Waterbury. From Waterbury, take RT 100 south along the Mad River. Directions are going south along RT 100:

MORETOWN GORGE [MORE]: A small-scale gorge with a large swimming area at the bottom. To get here, take RT 100 south from Waterbury past South Duxbury to the intersection with RT 100B. Turn north (left) on RT 100B and in about 0.5 miles you will cross a bridge over the Mad River. Just over the bridge is a small parking pull off with room for only a few cars on the west (left) side of the road.  CAUTION - The swirling currents can be quite strong in the gorge. If you are not a strong swimmer, you may not want to swim here. PHOTO Lat/Lon Lat:44.24465   Lon:-72.77574 Source : Measured Accuracy: Exact Link to Google Map
 


LAREAU SWIMMING HOLE [LARE]: Continuing south on RT 100, just south of the town of Waitsfield, is a parking area and sandy beach known as the Lareau Swimming Hole. The  maintained area has a large gravel parking area, a port-o-let toilet and a grassy area that leads to a small sandy beach. PHOTO Lat/Lon Lat: 44.17727   Lon:-72.83306  Source : Measured Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map A Family-Friendly

Walden's Pond


PUNCHBOWL [PUNC]: The best-known swimming spot near here in the Mad River is the Punch Bowl. It's off the west side of Route 100, in the town of Warren just south of the Waitsfield line and less than a mile north of the turnoff for the Sugarbush ski area. Look for a field with a gray, wooden fence at the back about 100 yards from the road and a large, dirt parking lot. The swimming area is behind the fence; a picnic area can be found here too, but no bathrooms. This area is privately owned by people who support the Vermont tradition of skinny-dipping and they happily open it to the public with some help from local friends. It has a couple of pools of differing depths and a short chute which can be slid down if water level permits. Swimsuits are considered to be in poor taste here (very optional!). A note from a recent visitor informs us  "There is a large, new sign in the parking area which the owners put up restricting  entrance to couples and families only, no single men  are allowed without prior approval except for Yestermorrow students, and I'd assume that single women are probably ok too. It stated that they have had some problems with the behavior a few of the men there, or something to that effect." PHOTO1   PHOTO2 Lat/Lon Lat: 44.14900   Lon:-72.84019 Source : MapPoint  Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

WARREN COVERED BRIDGE [WCOV]: In the town of Warren there is a covered bridge over the Mad River. There is a very small swimming area under this bridge. Follow Main street in either direction and look for the covered bridge over the water. Lat/Lon Lat:44.11671   Lon:-72.85664 Source : Measured Accuracy: Exact Link to Google Map
 

BOBBIN MILL [BOBB]: South of Warren, Lincoln Brook has dramatic waterfalls, whirlpools and Jacuzzis, dropping through a gorge on its way to join the Mad River. The water is cold and shallow and lots of fun! Bobbin Mill is a secluded place. Directions: Traveling south on RT 100 past the center of Warren, take the first right after Lincoln Gap Road. Follow this private road to the end and park on the far right side near the woods being careful to not block any access routes to the gravel pit, machinery or the buildings.  If there are more than two cars here, please come back on another day. The parking area described here is located on the private property of an active business; the business owner has graciously allowed access to this beautiful swimming hole. Please remember that you are a guest here and to treat this land like you would treat your own property. Do not litter. Do not bring alcohol to this or any other swimming hole.  There are no bathroom facilities here, so please plan ahead and act accordingly. Leave this place cleaner than you found it when you arrived. Overnight camping is strictly forbidden and the area closes at dusk.  Please respect the business owners rights and treat this area gently. Continued abuse of this area may result in its permanent closure.  PHOTO1   PHOTO2 Lat/Lon Lat:44.10359   Lon:-72.86516 Source : Measured Accuracy: Exact   Link to Google Map

A Family-Friendly

Walden's Pond

WARREN FALLS [WFAL]: It's very well known and popular with the locals and others. Directions: From Warren Village, go 3 miles south on Route 100 to a large parking area on the right. Park here and follow the sound of the waterfall to the swimming areas.  PHOTO  Lat:44.09453 Lon:-72.86432 Source : Measured Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

RIVERSIDE PARK [RIVP]: The Riverside Park in Warren has a large, grassy field with a small swimming hole in the Mad River. Easy access, a deep hole and a rope swing make this a fun place to visit. PHOTO From Warren Village, travel north on RT 100. Opposite the Sugarbush Access Road, look for the entrance to the park on your right. Verified Lat/Lon Lat: 44.13527   Lon:-72.84453 Source : Measured Accuracy: Exact Link to Google Map

KENNETH WARD MEMORIAL ACCESS AREA [WARD]: The Kenneth Ward Memorial Access Area PHOTO1 is the last known swimming hole in the Mad River before it empties into the Winooski River. A large swimming area PHOTO2 with much to explore, and, usually, the warmest water in the Mad River make this a pleasant and fun place to stop. Parking in a large lot allows for easy access. From the intersection of RT 2 and RT100B, follow RT 100B south for approximately 3.25 miles and you will see the sign and large parking area on your left. Bathing suits customary. Verified. Lat: 44.28995 Lon:-72.72444 Source : Measured Accuracy: Exact Link to Google Map

WAITSFIELD VILLAGE BRIDGE [WVBR}: In the town of Waitsfield, there is a deep hole beneath the covered bridge in the center of town. From RT 100, take Bridge Street to the covered bridge. Bathing suits customary. Verified. PHOTO1 PHOTO2  Lat: 44.18961 Lon:-72.82352 Source : Measured Accuracy: Exact Link to Google Map

WARREN STORE [WRST]: In the center of Warren, the Friends of the Mad River have constructed a stairway to access the little gorge next to the Warren General Store. PHOTO1 A nice little place. Not much privacy here due to the pedestrian traffic into and out of the store. Worth exploring though. To get here, drive down Main Street in Warren and park near the General Store. Bathing suits customary. Verified. Lat: 44.11447 Lon:-72.85588 Source : Measured Accuracy: Exact Link to Google Map

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED All locations verified 09/2008
DATE UPDATED 03/08/2008


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MARBLE STREET QUARRY

(MARB)

PHOTO TO STATE MAP
TOWNS RUTLAND, WEST RUTLAND
STATE VT
WATER Quarry
TYPE Quarry
DESCRIPTION

Swim in an abandoned marble quarry.

AREAS None
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jumping
PHONE None
CAMPING None at site
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS

Take route 4 Business west from Rutland to West Rutland. Turn right at the Town Hall onto Marble St. Follow Marble St. for approximately 2.5 miles (it will turn to dirt just outside town), passing the Rutland Marsh natural area along the way. Look for a small pull off the right blocked by large stones. Park here and walk straight back to the quarry.  Lat: 43.63064   Lon:-73.05777  Source: MapPoint Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 06/21/2008

 


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MCCORMACK'S QUARRY

(MCCO)

PHOTO1    PHOTO2 TO STATE MAP
TOWNS RUTLAND, WEST RUTLAND
STATE VT
WATER Clarendon River/Quarry
TYPE River/Quarry
DESCRIPTION Swim in an abandoned quarry or in river. McCormack's quarry has a definite feeling of remoteness, even though you can hear the occasional passing car on the nearby road. Though there is evidence of use as a swimming hole, this place exudes a feeling that it has been long forgotten. You will surely have a sense of apprehension if you explore this quarry when nobody else is there. During our visit, we constantly felt that someone or some THING was watching us!!
AREAS None
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Being Frightened
PHONE None
CAMPING None at site
BATHING SUITS Optional/Customary, varies, see directions below.
DIRECTIONS

From Rutland, take RT 4 west to West Rutland. In West Rutland, take RT 133 south for 2.1 miles to where a road goes off to the left toward Clarendon Springs. Turn on this road (it may be called Walker Mountain Rd. or Clarendon Springs Rd.). In 0.3 miles this road crosses the Clarendon River. Then:

MCCORMACKS QUARRY [MCCO]: There is a large parking area just before this bridge on the right, park here and follow the obvious path into the woods. It is a 5-10 minute walk to the quarry. Along the way, you will cross the Clarendon River on a very old, broken down bridge. You can either cross the bridge walking on the the steel I-beams (PHOTO3) or you may want to just walk through the river as it is very shallow at this point. You can also walk upstream from here and swim in the river. Lat/Lon Lat: 43.55536   Lon:-73.02892 Source: Measured Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 03/09/2008
 


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MCLAUGHLIN FALLS
(MCLA)

No Photos TO STATE MAP
TOWNS RUTLAND, MENDON
LAT, LON Lat:43.62850  Lon: -72.87103  Source: Measured Accuracy: Exact 

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STATE VT
WATER Unknown
TYPE Brook
DESCRIPTION

 We are very confident that this swimming hole is closed.

AREAS Green Mountain National Forest., Calvin Coolidge State Forest, Aitken State Forest
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES None - Swimming Prohibited
PHONE None
CAMPING None
BATHING SUITS Unknown
DIRECTIONS

None - Swimming Prohibited

CONFIDENCE We are very confident that this swimming hole is closed.
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 05/13/2010



MIDDLEBURY AREA

[4 PLACES]  (MIDD)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAP
TOWNS MIDDLEBURY, BURLINGTON
STATE VT
WATER Various
TYPE Various
DESCRIPTION

Various well known swimming holes in and around the town on Middlebury. See below for descriptions.

AREAS Green Mountain National Forest
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE No
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING None at any site
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS

DOG TEAM TAVERN HOLE [DOGT]: A bend in the New Haven River creates a nice swimming hole behind the site of the Dog Team Tavern Restaurant. To get there: Take RT 7 north from Middlebury. After 3.1 miles, take a left on Dog Team Road. Follow this road for 0.4 miles and park on the left at the Dog Team Tavern. Walk behind the restaurant to the river. Confident. Verified. PHOTO  Lat/Lon Lat: 44.06316 Lon: -73.21834 Source: Measured  Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

MUNGER STREET HOLE [MUNG]:  Another bend in the New Haven River creates a nice swimming hole under bridge where Munger St meets River Road. To get there: From the Center of Middlebury on RT 7, follow Seminary east. At the fork, bear left onto Quarry Rd and follow this road for approximately 1.5 miles, then turn left onto Munger St. Follow Munger St for approximately 5 miles until it crosses the New Haven River and intersects with River Road. Park just before the bridge on the left and follow the path down to the river. Confident. Verified.  PHOTO Lat/Lon Lat: 44.09212 Lon: -73.10725 Source: Measured Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

BITTERSWEET FALLS [BITT]: At times of high water, Beaver Brook flows over a 25 foot waterfall that forms a natural shower. In the middle of the summer, this stream all but dries up and you are likely to not see any water at all. It is best to visit this waterfall in early summer. To get here:  Follow RT 125 west from the center of Middlebury. After the blinking yellow light at the intersection with Cider Mill Rd, RT 125 takes a sharp turn to the left. Stay straight onto Lemon Fair Rd. Follow Lemon Fair Rd for 1.2 miles, then turn right onto Bittersweet Falls Rd. Continue for 0.7 miles until you cross a small bridge. Just after the bridge park in the dirt pullout on the right side of the road. The falls are on the right across the field. Confident. Verified. Lat/Lon Lat: 44.03003 Lon: -73.21834 Source: Measured Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

LAKE PLEIAD [PLEI]: Lake Pleiad PHOTO is located in the area of Middlebury's Colleges Snow Bowl. Large rocks on the west side of the lake are a perfect spot to enjoy this place. Bucolic. To get there: From the center of Middlebury, follow RT  125 east. The Middlebury College Snow Bowl is approximately 8 miles outside of town. After passing the entrance to the Snow Bowl, travel an additional 0.7 miles to a small parking area on the right at the intersection with the Long Trail. Hike 0.5 miles south on the long trail and bear right onto the Lake Pleiad trail. Follow this trail to the lake. Lat/Lon Lat: 43.93484 Lon: -72.95748 Source: MapPoint Accuracy: Exact Bathing Suits Optional. Pretty Confident. Not Verified.  Link to Google Map

CONFIDENCE See Above
VERIFIED See Above
DATE UPDATED 02/06/2005


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THE MILL
(MILL)

PHOTO TO STATE MAP
TOWNS PUTNAMVILLE, WORCESTER, EAST CALAIS
LAT, LON Lat:44.3775  Lon: -72.55767  Source : Measured  Accuracy : Exact

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STATE VT
WATER Minister Brook
TYPE Brook flowing through a breached dam
DESCRIPTION

A nice little swimming hole at the bottom of the 8 foot waterfall. The pool is about 7-8 feet deep at the base of the falls and quickly becomes very shallow downstream; there is very little room to actually swim.

AREAS Putnam State Forest
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jumping
PHONE None
CAMPING None
BATHING SUITS Unknown
DIRECTIONS

From Montpelier, follow RT 12 North to the town of Worcester. Take the next immediate left onto Minister Brook Road. In less than 0.5 miles, you will see an extensive No Parking area along the road. The swimming hole is here on the left down a slight embankment.

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 09/03/2003


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MONTGOMERY CENTER AREA
[3 PLACES]
(MONT)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAP
TOWNS STOWE, LOWELL, MONTGOMERY CENTER
STATE VT
WATER Varies
TYPE Falls
DESCRIPTION Great swimming places near Montgomery Center.
AREAS None
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE No
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE None
CAMPING None at site
BATHING SUITS Required
DIRECTIONS

From Stowe, take RT 100 north about 35 miles to Lowell then take RT 58 northwest (turn left) to Montgomery Center. Then:
 

CRYSTAL FALLS [CRYS]: This swimming hole is very picturesque. A covered bridge crosses the brook above the falls.PHOTO1. The small falls follow a deep channel in the rock and empty into a narrow pool. From Montgomery Center, take RT 118 west approximately 2.7 miles from the intersection with RT 242 in Montgomery Center. Take a left onto West Hill road and follow this south for 2.7 miles. Take a left onto Creamery Bridge Road. Follow this road to the bridge. Very Confident. Verified. Lat/Lon Lat: 44.86725   Lon:-72.64930 Source: Measured  Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

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GIBOU ROAD [GIBO]: The Gibou Road hole is a very private, placid swimming hole. There are many places to explore in and around the boulders and rock formations. To get here from Montgomery Center, follow Route 118 southward (toward the town of Eden) for approximately 2 miles from the intersection with RT 242 in Montgomery Center. Although you are heading in a southerly direction, you are actually traveling on RT 118 west. Take a right onto Gibou Road. Travel approximately 0.25 miles and park near the covered bridge. Follow the 4-wheel path on the south side of the bridge. Very Confident. Verified. PHOTO.  Lat/Lon Lat: 44.85248   Lon:-72.61397 Source: Measured  Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

 

LONGLEY BRIDGE [LONG]: Located directly below Montgomery's longest covered bridge (Longley Bridge), this pool is overlooked by most. A large, wide area of the Trout River flows lazily by the cows in the nearby field. The pool is deep and calm. Bathing suits are customary. PHOTO1  PHOTO2. To get there from Montgomery Center, take RT 118 northwest to Montgomery. Continue on RT 118 northwest from the center of Montgomery. Look for the covered Longley Bridge at approximately 2.5 miles on the left. Parking is available just before you cross the bridge. Very Confident. Verified.  Lat/Lon Lat: 44.90021 Lon: -72.63531 Source: Measured   Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

A Family-Friendly

Walden's Pond

CONFIDENCE See above
VERIFIED See above
DATE UPDATED 8/13/2011



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OMPOMPANOOSUC RIVER AREA
[2 PLACES]
(OMPO)

NO PHOTOS TO STATE MAP



Road Trip Dip
TOWNS WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, UNION VILLAGE, THETFORD CENTER
STATE VT
WATER Ompompanoosuc River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION There are swimming places in the Ompompanoosuc in both Union Village and Thetford Center, north of White River Junction. For no further details.
AREAS None
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE None
CAMPING None at site
BATHING SUITS Unknown (probably customary)
DIRECTIONS

From White River Junction, take I-91 north to Exit 13 then RT 113 west to Thetford Center:

THETFORD CENTER [THET]: There is a swimming place in the Ompompanoosuc River in Thetford Center. Uncertain. Not verified.  Lat/Lon Lat: 43.82273   Lon:-72.25101 Source: MapPoint   Accuracy: General Area  Link to Google Map

UNION VILLAGE [UNIO]: There is a swimming place in the Ompompanoosuc River in Union Village. To get there, from Thetford Center take a small road (not sure of name, might be Buzzelle Bridge Rd.) south from RT 113 along the Ompompanoosuc River. Uncertain. Not verified.  Lat/Lon Lat: 43.78904   Lon:-72.25461 Source: MapPoint   Accuracy: General Area  Link to Google Map

CONFIDENCE Uncertain
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 11/17/2002



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OSGOOD BROOK CULVERT
(OSGO)

NO PHOTOS TO STATE MAP
TOWNS MONTPELIER, RANDOLPH, EAST RANDOLPH
LAT, LON Lat:43.93448  Lon: -72.54642  Source: MapPoint  Accuracy: Approximate

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STATE VT
WATER Osgood Brook
TYPE Brook
DESCRIPTION Very small, cold, crystal clear swimming hole.
AREAS None
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming (very small hole)
PHONE None
CAMPING Not at site
BATHING SUITS Unknown
DIRECTIONS

From Montpelier, go south on I-89 to Exit 4, Randolph. Take RT 66 east through Randolph Center to East Randolph. In East Randolph, turn south (right) onto RT 14 then in a short distance turn east (left) onto Tunbridge Rd. (dirt road). Go about .5 miles up this road and the swimming hole is very near here. No better directions.

CONFIDENCE Pretty Confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 11/17/2002



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POULTNEY AREA
[2 PLACES]
(POUL)

NO PHOTOS TO STATE MAP
TOWNS RUTLAND, POULTNEY, EAST POULTNEY
STATE VT
WATER Poultney River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION

There are a number of swimming places in the Poultney River along RT 140 between East Poultney village and Middletown Springs. See directions for details. (The river is spring-fed and people used to come here for healing purposes.)

AREAS None
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE None
CAMPING None at site
BATHING SUITS Optional/Customary (varies by location and crowd)
DIRECTIONS

From Rutland, take RT 4 west to RT 30 south to Poultney. From Poultney take RT 140 east through East Poultney toward Middletown Springs. This road runs along the Poultney River; look for pull-outs and swimming places along road. Here are two:

DEEP ROCKS [DEEP]: Heading out RT 140 towards Middletown Springs as you pass the East Poultney Green, you will see the Eagle Tavern which is a yellow and white building on your right. About 500 ft up the road is a small dirt pull off with a few paths into the woods. The paths are only about 20 ft long and bring you to the top of "Deep Rocks". Most people jump in off the rocks, but there are some underwater ledges to be careful of. There is also a steep path from the top that goes down to a very small gravel beach to the right of the main path. The water in this area is about 8-10 ft deep under the "tower" and ends up being only ankle deep just past the beach.  The water here is usually very clear. As a warning be very careful pulling out of the parking spots. They are on a sharp corner and there have been accidents in the area. Park facing Middletown and when leaving continue to head that way and turn around up the road. Lat/Lon Lat: 43.52728   Lon:-72.18927 Source: Measured Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

HORSES HEAVEN [HORS]: About 50 ft further down the road from Deep Rocks, there is a larger pull off on the right. It is located just before a little house that hangs over the river. This is Horses Heaven. A gap was left when the guardrail was put in so swimmers can still get to the short, rocky path to the river. This area has large rocks that go out into a deep but narrow section of the river. Most summers someone will put a log from one side to the other to allow people to cross to the higher bank to allow them to jump into the pool. Currents can get a strong especially after it rains. It is difficult to get out of this swimming hole. There are ledges to the left facing downstream to catch on to and pull yourself out. There is not as much room to swim here, but when Deep Rocks is crowded it is a good option.  CAUTION - Do not swim here if you are not a strong swimmer. If you walk up the river in this area there is a nice little waterfall to explore. Lat/Lon Lat: 43.52728   Lon:-72.18927 Source: Measured Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

CONFIDENCE Pretty Confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 09/03/2003
 


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THE POWER STATION  (POWR)

NO PHOTOS TO STATE MAP
TOWNS RUTLAND, CHITTENDEN
LAT, LON Lat:43.63701  Lon: -72.97646  Source: MapPoint  Accuracy: Approximate

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STATE VT
WATER East Creek
TYPE Creek
DESCRIPTION East Creek, which flows from the Chittenden Reservoir, regains the water that was borrowed for power generation upstream from here.  This swimming hole has a rope swing.  On a hot day this site is often used for a quick dip during lunch break.
AREAS Green Mountain National Forest
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE Unknown
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING None at site
BATHING SUITS Unknown
DIRECTIONS

From the intersection of RT 4 and RT 7 in Rutland, follow RT 7 north to the last traffic light at Post Road.  From the light you can see the Central Vermont Public Service�s Glen Station (a power generation plant) on the left one-tenth of a mile further.  After the Post Road light, turn left into the parking area on the south side of the power station.

CONFIDENCE Pretty Confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 02/05/2005



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QUECHEE GORGE
(QUEC)

PHOTO TO STATE MAP
TOWNS WHITE RIVER, WOODSTOCK, QUECHEE
LAT, LON Lat:43.63194  Lon: -72.41111  Source: Measured  Accuracy: Exact 

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STATE VT
WATER Ottauquechee River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION

Quechee gorge is a very interesting geological area and has a great swimming hole. Lots of people swim there and a trail leads right down to the water's edge.

AREAS Quechee Gorge State Park
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES All facilities at State Park
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Yes
CAMPING At State Park
BATHING SUITS Unknown
DIRECTIONS

From White River Junction, take RT 4 west to signs for Quechee Gorge State Park Park in the large paved parking areas and follow the path under the bridge and down the hill to the large swimming area in the river.

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 11/17/2002




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ROCHESTER
(ROCH)

NO PHOTOS TO STATE MAP
TOWNS RUTLAND, STOCKBRIDGE, ROCHESTER
LAT, LON Lat:43.83105  Lon: -72.79192  Source: MapPoint  Accuracy: General Area   

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STATE VT
WATER Branch of White River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION Swimming and tubing in White River. No further information available.
AREAS Green Mountain National Forest
SANCTION Unknown
FEE Unknown
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Tubing
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING Unknown
BATHING SUITS Unknown
DIRECTIONS

From Rutland, take RT 4 east to RT 100 north to Stockbridge. Stay on RT 100 north as it turns in Stockbridge, continue on to Rochester. Swimming/tubing place is in White River near Rochester.

CONFIDENCE Uncertain
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 11/17/2002
 


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STOCKBRIDGE AREA
[4 PLACES]
(STOC)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAP
TOWNS RUTLAND, STOCKBRIDGE, GAYSVILLE
STATE VT
WATER White River, Tweed River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION

In the area near Stockbridge, there are several swimming place in and near the White River. See directions below for details.

AREAS Vicinity of Green Mountain National Forest
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Tubing, Sliding, Jumping
PHONE None
CAMPING NONE AT ANY OF THESE SITES
BATHING SUITS Optional at Tweed River, unknown at others
DIRECTIONS

From Rutland, take RT 4 east to RT 100 north to the fork where RT 107 goes off to the east just south of Stockbridge. All directions below are from this fork of RT 100 and RT 107:

WHITE RIVER 1 [WHI1]: Take RT 107 toward Gaysville. In about 3 miles, take a sharp left onto Blackmer Rd. (this road goes to Stockbridge). In a very short distance, where Blackmer Rd. crosses the White River, swim beneath the bridge. This is also a "put-in" place for tubing to the "TWIN BRIDGES" in Gaysville. Very Confident. Verified 07/2000 PHOTO1  Lat/Lon Lat: 43.75963   Lon:-72.72348 Source: MapPoint   Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

TWIN BRIDGES [TWIN]: Continue east on RT 107. Go 3.6 miles past the "White River Fish Hatchery" sign on the right then turn north (left) off of RT 107 onto Bridge Street (there is a street sign). The swimming place is upstream of the steel bridge. . Very Confident. Verified  PHOTO Lat/Lon Lat: 43.77842 Lon:-72.70041 Source: Measured   Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

THE TOWER [TOWR]: Follow the directions to Twin Bridges above, but continue across the steel bridge. Take a left after the bridge and follow Laury Rd approximately 0.5 miles to a dirt road that leads downhill to the left. Take this dirt road and look for a small parking area on the left. Follow the well worn path downhill to the river. The swimming area is at a sharp bend in the White River. This area was ravaged by hurricane Irene and is very different fron what it was before the storm. You can swim here but jumping and diving are out of the question. The hole is named for one extremely high rock (~50 feet high) that was used use as a launching point, but no more. Very Confident. Verified. Lat/Lon Lat: 43.77498 Lon:-72.70543 Source: Measured   Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

WHITE RIVER 2 [WHI2]: Continue east on RT 107, turn right to keep on RT 107 in Bethel. Continue on RT 107 past I-89 to RT 14 at North Royalton. Go south (right turn) on RT 14 through South Royalton. Between South Royalton and Sharon, RT 14 parallels the White River and there are a number of swimming holes along here. Not Verified. Lat/Lon Lat: 43.79489   Lon:-72.49299 Source: MapPoint   Accuracy: General Area  Link to Google Map

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED See Above
DATE UPDATED 11/17/2002



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STOWE AREA
[5 PLACES]

(STOW)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAP
TOWNS MONTPELIER, STOWE, MORRISVILLE
STATE VT
WATER Varies
TYPE Varies
DESCRIPTION In the general area north of Stowe are several swimming holes. See directions below for details.
AREAS Unknown
SANCTION Unknown
FEE Unknown
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING Unknown
BATHING SUITS Unknown
DIRECTIONS

All directions are from Stowe:

FOSTERS [FOST]: A deep hole in the West Branch Waterbury River Easily accessible and used by visitors and locals alike. PHOTO To get there: from Stowe, follow RT 108 northwest toward Mt. Mansfield approximately 5 miles north from the intersection with RT 100 in Stowe. Take a right onto Notchbrook Road, a small convenience store is on the corner here. The parking area is about 0.25 mile on the right. Very Confident. Verified  Lat/Lon Lat: 44.50587   Lon:-72.75804 Source: MapPoint   Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

BINGHAM FALLS [BING]: From Stowe, take RT 108 northwest toward Mt. Mansfield. Just at the top of the hill (Harlow Hill), just past the Inn on the mountain, there is a "turn around" on the left. Directly across the street is a trail. Park here and walk this trail about 1 mile to the top of Bingham Falls. Be very careful, people have slipped from here. PHOTO Very Confident. Verified.  Lat/Lon : Lat: 44.51944  Lon: -72.76750 Source: Topozone Accuracy: Exact  Link to Google Map

COTYS HOLE [COTY]: From Stowe, take RT 108 northwest toward Mt. Mansfield. Continue to the Hob Knob Motel and Restaurant. The swimming hole is opposite the motel. This describes where this swimming hole is located, but there is no convenient parking near here. It may be easier to access this swimming hole via the Stowe bike path. A small but deep swimming hole. The west bank has a large sloping rock that appears to be a good jumping spot. The eastern shore has a shallow, stony beach. Good for a quick dip. PHOTO Very Confident. Verified.  Lat/Lon Lat: 44.47828 Lon:-72.72354 Source: Measured   Accuracy: Exact Link to Google Map

THE GORGE [GORG]: From Stowe, take RT 100 north for 1.5 mi. then left on Stagecoach Rd. and drive 9.4 mi. (seems like too many miles to me) (could this be Sterling Falls Gorge?). There is a small parking lot on the left, opposite some big, white pine trees. Look for a sign and a short trail (you can't see them from the road) leading to the swimming hole. Shallow swimming hole in creek. Do not dive! Very Uncertain. Not verified.  Lat/Lon Lat: 44.49139   Lon:-72.66204 Source: MapPoint   Accuracy: General Area  Link to Google Map

CADYS FALLS [CADY]: Kenfield Brook flows through a large opening in a natural stone wall forming a wide waterfall. PHOTO To get there, from Stowe, take RT 100 north to Morrisville. From Morrisville, follow RT 100 south from the center of Morrisville for approximately 1 mile. Turn right onto Morristown Corners Road. At the four way intersection, take a right onto Stagecoach Road. Follow Stagecoach Road north; the parking area will be approximately 0.5 miles on the left. Park and hike about 0.5 mi upstream. Very Confident. Verified Lat/ Lon : Lat:44.57806  Lon: -72.61222 Source: Measured Accuracy: Exact   Link to Google Map

CONFIDENCE See above
VERIFIED See above
DATE UPDATED 03/09/2008


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TIMBER CRIB DAM
(TIMB)

PHOTO TO STATE MAP
TOWNS BRATTLEBORO, GUILFORD, GUILFORD CENTER
LAT, LON Lat: 42.77547  Lon: -72.66765  Source: Measured  Accuracy: Exact 

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STATE VT
WATER Green River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION

A National Historic Site. Swimming above and below the Green River Timber Crib Dam near a beautiful covered bridge. There is a small grassy beach at the upper pool; please respect the landowners wishes and do not go beyond the split rail fence upstream of the grassy beach.

AREAS Fort Dummer State Park
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE No
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE None
CAMPING None at site. Camping near Brattleboro in Fort Dummer State Park
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS

Take Route 5 South from Brattleboro to Guilford. When you reach the Guilford Country store, take a right onto Guilford Center Road. Stay on this for  4.7 miles until the pavement ends. Bear right onto Stage Road (some maps refer to this as Jacksonville Stage Road, however, the signpost here reads Stage Road). A sign at this intersection reads  "2.5 mi to Green River". At 2.5 miles, you will see the covered bridge on your left. Bear left down the hill, cross the bridge and take an immediate left onto Green River Road. Park anywhere along this road.

CONFIDENCE Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 07/24/2005



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TOLLES HILL DAM
(TOLL)

NO PHOTOS TO STATE MAP
TOWNS LUDLOW, SPRINGFIELD, PERKINSVILLE
LAT, LON Lat:43.37530  Lon: -72.49990  Source: Topozone  Accuracy: Approximate

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STATE VT
WATER Black River
TYPE Dam/ River
DESCRIPTION Large swimming place, some whitewater to play in.
AREAS Unknown
SANCTION Unknown
FEE Unknown
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING Unknown
BATHING SUITS Unknown
DIRECTIONS

In Perkinsville, turn east onto Maple St just south of the village center. Continue on Maple St into the flood control area. Bear left (north) at T intersection in flood control area. Road bears left just before reaching the Black River. Parking, dam and swimming hole are a short distance west.

CONFIDENCE Confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 01/04/2011


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TOWNSHEND AREA
[3 PLACES]
(TOWN)

 

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAP
TOWNS TOWNSHEND, BRATTLEBORO
LAT, LON See Below
STATE VT
WATER Various See Below
TYPE Various See Below
DESCRIPTION

SCOTT BRIDGE [SCOT]: In the town of  Townshend, there is a covered bridge called Scott Bridge spanning the West River. There is a somewhat awkward rope swing here, so use caution. There are a number of semi-flat, comfortable bathing rocks on the east bank under the bridge.  This swimming area is approximately 1000 ft. downriver from the Townshend State Park Dam. Very Confident. Verified.  PHOTO1   PHOTO2

TOWNSHEND DAM [TWDA]: Just past Scott Bridge heading north on RT 30 is the Townshend Dam Recreational Area on the West River. This is a good spot to end the day as there is a nice sandy beach, big swimming area in view of the impressive dam and picnic tables overlooking the lake. I often choose this as the last stop when visiting several local swimming holes during the day, as it's a great place to regroup, eat and clean up a bit before driving home. The view is spectacular! Very Confident. Verified. PHOTO

TOWNSHEND POOL [TWPO]: Hidden off the left side of Dam Road inside the Townshend Dam Recreational Area is a nice little, clear water pool that offers privacy within plain sight. The pool is no more than six feet deep and perhaps 30 feet in diameter, but it is a very pleasant place to visit. Water flows into the pool from a huge conduit under the bridge that may seem unsightly; I think it gives the swimming hole a bit of character. If you visit here, you will see what I mean. Very Confident. Verified. PHOTO

AREAS Townshend State Park
SANCTION Official inside the park, unofficial at Scott Bridge and Townshend Pool
FEE None
FACILITIES Picnic Tables
ACTIVITIES Swimming, (Jumping & Rope Swing at Scott Bridge)
PHONE Yes. Located on the side of the restroom
CAMPING None
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS SCOTT BRIDGE [SCOT]: From the intersection of RT 30 and 35 in the center of Townshend, follow RT 30 northwest towards East Jamaica. Scott Bridge is located on the left side of RT 30 1.6 miles from the center of Townshend and 0.4 miles past the Big Black Bear Shop novelty store. There is a paved parking area on RT 30. Lat: 43.04882  Lon: -72.69613  Source : Measured Accuracy : Exact  Link to Google Map

Townshend DAM [TWDA]: Heading north on RT 30 from Scott Bridge, travel approximately 0.25 miles then turn left onto Dam Road. Cross the dam and take your first right at the restroom. Follow this road down to the sandy beach parking area for a swim in the lake or, park immediately to the right of the restroom for a great picnic spot. Lat:43.05156  Lon: -72.70518  Source : Map Point Accuracy : Exact    Link to Google Map

Townshend POOL [TWPO]: Follow the directions above for Townshend Dam, but, instead of turning right at the restroom, stay on Dam Road heading away from the dam. In a few hundred yards, you will come to a small bridge over a small stream. The swimming area will be here on the left. Since there is no parking on this road, you should park near the restroom and walk here. It is a very short walk. Lat: 43.04807 Lon: -72.70755  Source : Measured  Accuracy : Exact  Link to Google Map

CONFIDENCE Very Confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 03/29/2010

 


 

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WHITE RIVER
(WHIT)

PHOTO TO STATE MAP
TOWNS WEST HARTFORD, WHITE RIVER JUNCTION
LAT, LON Lat:43.71230  Lon: -72.41745  Source: MapPoint  Accuracy: Exact

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STATE VT
WATER White River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION

This older steel bridge that spans the White River has a  has a rope swing under it. There are a small set of falls upstream of the bridge that make the water reverse direction under the bridge. There is a rope swing under the bridge on the route 14 side. There was also a pool next to the bridge that you can jump into from the rocks. The locals do jump from the bridge. The Appalachian Trail runs over the bridge so you may find hikers there cooling off. On a sad note, the future of this spot is unclear. A new bridge is being built right next to this older bridge, so there may not be much time left to swing from there.

AREAS Quechee Gorge State Park
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Rope Swing, Jumping
PHONE None
CAMPING None at site. Camping at Quechee Gorge State Park
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS

From White River Junction, follow RT 14 west for approximately 7 miles. The bridge will be on your left just past the intersection with the interstate highway. There is a small store called Rick & Tina's on the right side of RT 14 from the bridge. The road that goes over the bridge is Quechee-W. Hartford Rd. There is a small parking area along RT 14 and a small path to get below the bridge. 

CONFIDENCE Pretty Confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 02/12/2006



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