Rhode Island might be known for its beautiful beaches, but there are other swimming options! Who doesn’t love a nice dip in a cool freshwater pond? Here are 9 swimming holes in Rhode Island that you should definitely check out this summer.
1. Watchaug Pond, Burlingame
This freshwater pond is found in Burlingame, one of the state's most beautiful parks. The pond consists of hundreds of acres of amazing swimming space that is also ideal for fishing.
2. Wallum Lake, Burrillville
This massive lake sits on the border of Rhode Island and Massachusetts and is a lovely place to swim in northern Rhode Island.
3. Ninigret Pond, Charlestown
Ninigret Pond has several amazing beaches along its shores that are perfect to visit on a warm summer's day.
4. Lincoln Woods State Park, Lincoln
Spend your afternoon hiking and exploring the park and then cool off at the freshwater beach. Sounds like a great summer day, right?
5. Potter's Pond, Matunuck
This saltwater pond is perfect for cooling off while visiting all that South County has to offer in the summer.
6. Wood River
Wood River is a 25 mile river flowing between Rhode Island and Connecticut. It offers some of the most beautiful places for swimming found in the state, at several locations along its route.
7. Ashville Pond, Hopkinton
This 30 acre pond is found in the Rockville Management Area off Cononchet Road in Hopkinton.
8. Bowdish Reservoir, Chepachet
Bowdish offers some of the most amazing freshwater swimming to be found in that state.
9. Peck Pond, Chepachet
This 30 acre pond is found in the heart of Pulaski State Park and recreational area. It is not only well maintained, but also the perfect place to cool off after a great hike.