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Here Are 11 Maine Swimming Holes That Will Make Your Summer Epic

Maine’s coastal wonderland means plenty of opportunities to enjoy the (often frigid) ocean waters we call home. Our lakes also offer tons of recreational activities, but with slightly warmer waters. We’ve told you about both our beaches and lakes in the past, but when we sat down to think about other summer activities we realized that there’s one more way for Mainers to enjoy a summer cool-down. Our waterfalls and rivers provide excellent swimming holes. We’ve listed a few awesome options for you here.

The best swimming holes are often the smallest, hidden within our favorite forests. What is the best swimming hole you’ve found in Maine? Let us know over on our Facebook page!

Michelle has lived in many places, but counts Maine as one of the best. In addition to the smell of ocean water in the air on rainy days in Portland, she loves puppies, photography, funny people, the Maine Red Claws, traveling, fresh tomatoes, Cambodia and filling out forms. For questions, comments and inquiries please email: