If You Didn't Know About These 7 Swimming Holes In New Hampshire, They're A Must Visit
Summer can get downright hot and steamy in New Hampshire, so we have a feeling that everyone is going to need to know about lots of water recreational activities to help them cool off. Whether it’s an ocean, lake, or river, there is nothing as refreshing as a jump in a cool swimming hole. So without further ado, here are seven of the best swimming holes in New Hampshire that you absolutely must visit this summer!
1. Packers Falls
Packers Falls, Durham, NH 03824, USA
This popular New Hampshire swimming hole on the Lamprey River
in the town of Durham
is a hit! From the intersection of Bennet Road, turn left on Packers Falls Road. After you cross over the bridge, park in the small parking lot on the left.
2. Old Wilton Reservoir, Wilton
Old Wilton Reservoir, Wilton, NH 03086, USA
The beautiful falls and whirlpool at Wilton Reservoir make it one of the most popular swimming holes in New Hampshire when the water is calm enough.
3. Humphrey's Ledge, North Conway
Humphreys Ledge, Bartlett, NH 03812, USA
Humphrey's Ledge swimming hole is great because it is less popular than some of the other swimming holes along
the Saco River.
in North Conway. Driving north on West Side Road, continue .6 miles past Diana's Baths to Humphrey's Ledge Recreation Area on the left.
4. Falling Waters, Lincoln
Falling Waters Trail, Lincoln, NH 03251, USA
The trail from which to experience beautiful
is accessible from route 93 north. After you pass the Basin parking area, look for signs for the Falling Waters Trail. Although there are no deep pools, there are plenty of spots along Dry Brook for splashing and wading.
5. Horseshoe Falls, Wilton
Editor's note: Horseshoe Falls is located on private property and at certain times may not accessible to the public, so it's best to check a few local area resources before coming out here.
This deep swimming hole near Nashua is a popular spot. From Route 101A west, turn onto rt 31 in Wilton. After you go over a bridge, take an immediate left over the railroad tracks.
is about a mile down, just before you come upon Seagroves Street.
6. Paradise, Sawyer Brook, Bartlett
Sawyer Brook Distinctive Fabrics, 18 Allens Ave, Lee, NH 03861, USA
This swimming hole lives up to its name, with smooth rocks for jumping, deep water, and undisturbed beauty. From route 302 in Bartlett go 2.6 miles past Bear Notch Road. Park at the trailhead for Sawyer Pond Road and take the
Barlett waterfall trail
into Paradise. We're sure that it will be your favorite hike with swimming holes in New Hampshire!
7. Sculptured Rocks, Groton
Sculptured Rocks, Groton, NH 03266, USA
Even if you don't want to swim, you have to visit this swimming hole. Cool pools, caverns, and amazing rock formations make this worth a visit for anyone. And there is so much more to explore and learn about
These swimming holes in New Hampshire are sure to make a splash on your summer!
Have you ever been to these awesome spots? If so, which ones were your favorites? We’d love to read about your experience in the comments section below!
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What are the best waterfall hikes in New Hampshire?
You'll have an incredible time along any of these gorgeous
waterfalls hikes in New Hampshire:
Franconia NotchState Park in Lincoln is a fantastic option for hiking while enjoying several different waterfall hikes and scenic views.
The Arethusa Falls Trail in Hart's Location leads to the highest single-drop waterfall in the state and is also a popular favorite during the winter months.
The Beecher and Pearl Cascades in Carroll is a 35-foot waterfall accessible by a short hike that starts out near an old train station.
What are the best beaches in New Hampshire?
Some of the
best beaches in New Hampshire include:
Oridorne Point State Park in Rye is set along a rocky coastline and features beautiful stretches of beach as well as sweeping views of Portsmouth Harbor.
Hampton Beach in Hampton is the longest beach in the state and a popular spot for folks from all over the region.
Weirs Beach in Laconia is one of the most popular beaches in the Lakes Region and has a channel connecting the larger lake to beautiful Paugus Bay.
Where can we find state parks in New Hampshire?
state parks in New Hampshire each offer their own particular flavor and flair including:
Ahern State Park in Laconia encompasses lots of walking and hiking trails and 3,500 feet of shoreline on Lake Winnisquam.
Moose Brook State Park in Gorham features a swimming area, river frontage, campsites, and plenty of hiking trails.
Coleman State Park in Stewartstown is popular for fishing, ATV riding, snowshoeing, and camping.
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