Vermont has so many beautiful places and isolated spots around the state that are so worth checking out over the summer. Lake Champlain is so accessible with its beaches conveniently located that we often don’t think to look for the amazing swimming holes that are located throughout the state. Some of these locations are so picturesque and such a perfect place for a quick day getaway and perfect for a picnic and a day that’s just not another day at the beach. Below are a few of my favorites but please check out the link as well for a full list of all the swimming holes in Vermont.
As always, know your swimming holes before you go. My favorites are family friendly and I feel are safe for swimming. Enjoy! And go take yourself on a day adventure and discover one of the many wonderful swimming holes VT has to offer.
My top three swimming holes:
Bristol Falls: Bristol VT
This great spot is well known by the locals. Having went to high school in Bristol this was a location that on a hot day is sure to be loaded with people. It is very large and can accommodate many folks. There are several areas to jump off the rocks (although you would NEVER catch me jumping) or nice spots just to sit out and watch the jumpers and go in more shallow waters.
Circle Current: Bristol VT
This is located right up from Bristol Falls and offers a more kid friendly experience. There are several small shallow falls that kids can sit in while the water rushes around them. Great location for picnics and exploring the rocks. Plan to spend a couple of hours there as there is so much for the kiddos to do and explore.
Bolton Falls: Bolton VT
This is a great location for people of all ages. There are plenty of places to sit on rocks and picnic, lay in the sun and watch others jump. There are several swimming pools and three different waterfalls to enjoy.
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