New York August 26, 2016
If You Didn’t Know About This Swimming Hole In New York, You’ve Been Missing Out
A lot of the time when we think about spending the day at one of New York’s stunning swimming holes, we gravitate towards the cold pools of mountain water we’ll find within the Catskills. And sure, there may be nothing quite like driving around those winding roads in the lower region of our state, there’s plenty of hidden treasures waiting to be discovered in the Adirondacks. Check out this swimming hole in New York:
What many consider to be the best swimming hole you'll find up north, Split Rock Falls is an adventure you won't want to miss.
How to get here: Click here,
for directions to the parking lot which you'll find right off of U.S. 9.
A quick walk from where you'll park, you'll be able to hear the rushing water of the falls as soon as you step outside of your car.
If you're driving with your windows down, you'll be able to tell you're close to your Adirondack destination. Depending on who you ask, you'll either hear that the falls are in the town of New Russia or the hamlet of Elizabethtown, either way you'll find yourself surrounded by our high peaks
While the falls have become a popular cliff Jumping spot over the years, it's important to remember how dangerous these waters can be.
As always, it's important to remember that we need to not only take care of and respect these natural spaces but to keep in mind that Mother Nature can be dangerous. Like some of our other frequently visited waterfalls, Split Rock Falls has been home to unfortunate casualties. Over the years, cliff jumpers have found themselves injured, making it important to acknowledge when the falls are too powerful to jump into.
Don't feel discouraged from visiting here though, the swimming hole is favorite place for many of us to visit.
Clear blue and green water that's perfect for cooling off in, if you're not interested in cliff jumping you can always wade at the base of the falls!
Beginning in the Dix Mountain Range, the falls are a part of the Boquet River. The falls have two major drops and you won't want to forget your camera for this trip! This swimming hole has some of the most clear, gorgeous water you'll dip your feet into all summer!
Uploaded by Youtube user
edburkeSAR’s channel, you can see some beautiful footage of what Split Rock Falls looks like right here:
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