These 10 Waterfall Swimming Holes In Maine Are Perfect For A Summer Day

Between our amazing beaches and beautiful inland lakes, there is no shortage of places to swim during the summer. Some of our favorite spots are waterfalls in Maine with swimming holes – the little, unexpected places to jump in after a sweaty hike or the perfect picnic. There’s certainly nothing better than a day spent at a swimming hole fed by a gorgeous waterfall.

While I love all of the little waterfall swimming holes in Maine, there’s something a bit more exciting about the ones that come with a built-in slide, rocks, or jumping platform. Here are just a few examples of some of the best in the state.

Have you visited any of these waterfalls you can swim in? If so, we’d love to hear any tips and tricks you have for making the most of a trip. And, we’d love to know what your favorite waterfall swimming hole in Maine is! Looking for more swimming options? Check out a few of my favorite secret beaches in Maine.

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Waterfalls and Swimming Holes in Maine

May 24, 2023

What are the most beautiful hikes in Maine?

The most beautiful hikes in Maine can be found in every corner of the state. Some of the most loved include:


There are plenty of incredible hikes in Maine, so plan on getting outside whenever you can. When you do, be sure to tell people where you're going and when you plan on returning. And, of course, always take out what you take in.

What are the best beaches in Maine?

The best beaches in Maine offer not just fun, but the beauty the coast is known for. These are a few to visit next:

  • Laudholm Beach, Wells: Located within the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, this beautiful beach can be reached by taking the trails within the reserve.
  • Gooch’s Beach, Kennebunkport: Consistently ranked as one of the most gorgeous beaches in the country, a visit to Maine isn't complete without a day at this shore.
  • The beach at Hermit Island, Phippsburg: A more remote beach to visit, this one is especially unique because it allows camping.


When the weather warms up in our Northeastern state and it's finally time to return to beach life, you can't go wrong with any of the gorgeous beaches in Maine. There are also many amazing Maine lakes to visit. No matter the season, planning a visit to any body of water in Maine is a great idea.