This 3-Mile Hike In Massachusetts Leads To The Dreamiest Swimming Hole

Raise your hand if this sounds familiar: you find out about a spectacular drive-up swimming spot near you, only to show up and find that everyone else and their cousin had the same idea. If a swimming hole has a parking lot, chances are it’s not going to be easy to find somewhere to park your beach chair.

This gorgeous little pond in Nickerson State Park is the perfect solution. You reach it via a beautiful three-mile hike through preserved woodland, which is just enough effort to deter most casual day trippers and tourists. What you’ll find instead is a stunning natural gem that’s perfect for a summer day.

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You can find Cliff Pond at Nickerson State Park, 3488 Main St., Brewster, Mass. Click here to see it on a map and get directions. For more of the best swimming holes in the state, check out this list of our 13 favorites.

Address: 3488 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631, USA