Is there anything more gloriously Maine than jumping into a body of water on a hot afternoon? There’s just one important thing to keep in mind! We love the coastal beaches, but the best thing for a refreshing dunk is a lake, river or swimming hole. We all know that ocean water is prohibitively cold (except, apparently, to the brave folks from away) so enjoying these other options makes for a fun day you can actually enjoy. And this swimming hole near Rangeley is one of our favorites!

Smalls Falls also offers a fun, short hike that you can learn more about on And if you want to make this season even more fantastic consider checking out more swimming holes in the state. Here are 11 Maine swimming holes that will make your summer epic!

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