This summer has started out hot in New Hampshire, so we have a feeling that everyone is going to need to know about lots of swimming holes this summer. Whether it’s an ocean, lake, or river, there is nothing as refreshing as a jump in a cool New Hampshire swimming hole. Here are 7 swimming holes in New Hampshire that you must visit this summer.
1. This popular swimming spot on the Lamprey river is a hit.
From the intersection of Bennet Road, turn left on Packers Falls Road. After you cross the bridge, park in the small parking lot on the left.
2. Old Wilton Reservoir, Wilton
The beautiful falls and whirlpool at Wilton Reservoir makes it a popular swimming spot when the water is calm enough. From Rt. 101 in Wilton, follow the Isaac Frye Highway for about 1.5 miles. When you pass over a stream, look for a dirt road on the right. Park there and walk about 1/3 of a mile to the falls!
3. Humphrey's Ledge, North Conway
This swimming hole is great because it is less popular than other swimming holes along the Saco River in North Conway. Driving north on West Side Road, continue .6 miles past Diana's Baths to the Humphrey's Ledge Recreation Area on the left.
4. Falling Waters, Lincoln
This trail is accessible from route 93 north. After you pass the Basin parking area, look for signs for the Falling Waters Trail. Although there are no deep pools, there are plenty of spots along Dry Brook for splashing and wading.
5. Horseshoe Falls, Wilton
This deep swimming hole near Nashua is a popular spot. From Route 101A west, turn onto rt 31 in Wilton. After you go over a bridge, take an immediate left over the railroad tracks. The swimming hole is about a mile down, just before Seagroves street.
6. Paradise, Sawyer Brook, Barlet
This swimming hole lives up to its name, with smooth rocks for jumping, deep water, and undisturbed beauty. From route 302 in Barlett go 2.6 miles past Bear Park Road. Park at the trailhead for Sawyer Pond Road and hike into Paradise.
7. Sculptured Rocks, Groton
Even if you don't want to swim, you have to visit this swimming hole. Cool pools, caverns, and amazing rock formations make this worth a visit for anyone.