Best Swimming Holes In New York

#1.

Peekamoose Blue Hole — Sundown

Peekamoose Blue Hole is located within the Sundown Wild Forest in New York State. A short, easy walk with lead you to the large, turquoise-colored crystal clear pool. The pool has a sloping bottom that is roughly 10-feet deep.


#2.

Big Eddy — Saranac Lake

Small falls in the Cold River cascades into a gem of a swimming hole along with several smaller little holes where the bottom is a smooth rock that feels like it was made to be sat in.


#3.

Enfield Falls — Enfield

Enfield Falls is located within Robert H. Treman State Park in New York State. The gorge falls down into an amphitheater that is set directly in the sun.


#4.

Christine Falls — Wells

Christine Falls features a waterfall flowing from a dam with a small swimming hole located at the base. The pool is deep enough for jumping into and there is a rope tied to a cliff to climb up. The pool is very small, but perfect for a small group.


#5.

Grimes Glen Falls — Naples

Grimes Glen Falls is located within Grimes Glen Park in New York. It features three waterfalls, all around 60-feet high that are accessible by a short hike upstream. The main stream drops down into a small ampitheatre.


#6.

Awosting Falls — Wawarsing

Awosting Falls features a plunge down Peters Kill creek located in Minnewaska State Park in New York. To access the falls, hike along the stream to the top of the falls and around a few switchbacks back down to the bottom.


#7.

Shelving Rock Falls — Fort Ann

Shelving Rock Falls features a 50-foot waterfall located within the Lake George Wild Forest on the eastern side of Lake George in New York State.


#8.

Buttermilk Falls — Ithica

Buttermilk Creek descends over a series of cascades and rapids as well as a natural pool at the base of the falls. Travel downstream a short distance to access the pools and cascades.

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