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Pools and Swimming Holes for Summer fun!

Summer is here and the living is easy! Especially when you live in a State as beautiful as ours!

There’s nothing more “Vermont” than finding a swimming hole and jumping in for a dip. We’ve put together a list of our favorite swimming holes and, for the less adventurous but still looking for a dip, local pools to visit!


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1. Sandhill Pool

This pool is located in Sandhill Park. Last year they started family swim nights on Monday and Wednesday evenings which are the only times little ones in swim diapers are allowed to swim in the pool. Be aware they do not allow floaties or puddle jumpers.

2. The Edge 

The Edge offers a great indoor swimming option for chilly or rainy days and year round swimming!

3. The Splash Park

The Splash Park is located in the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction. Fun for all ages!

4. Maple Street Pool

Maple Street Pool is a hot spot for families in the summer! Play the day away in the park and then enjoy some poolside fun. The water slide makes this one a kid favorite. Zero entry makes it great for little ones. New this year they are offering half price entry after 6 pm!

5. The YMCA

You can always check out the pool at your local YMCA! The Myers Memorial Pool in Winooski is a great outdoor pool, free to YMCA members but open to everyone.

6. Jay Peak

The water play of all water plays is obviously at Jay Peak Pump House! Forget swimming pools, you can enjoy water slides and swimming pools and enough water fun to last a weekend!

7. The Swimming Hole

The Swimming Hole is an indoor community pool located in Stowe. They have something for everyone with a competition-sized swimming pool with diving board and a toddler and child swimming pool with water-slide.

8. Button Bay State Park

This is a great pool that slowly wades in which is great for little ones. It has a water slide too!

9. Middlebury Town Pool

Your typical town pool, open to residents and non-residents. A lovely place to visit for the day!

10. Smuggler’s Notch

There is all kinds of water fun to be had at Smugg’s. From the pools to the waterslides, there is so much fun to be had!

Swimming Holes

{Please check with local officials and take the utmost precaution before trying any swimming holes!}

1. Metcalf Pond, Fletcher

We couldn’t find much info about this one online but hear that it’s a great spot for a swim!

2. The Old Red Mill , Jericho

Visit the museum and craft shop and then enjoy a hike where you will find swimming holes to enjoy along the way.

3. Triple Buckets, Richmond

Near the Huntington Gorge, this site has been known to be dangerous. However, the article linked above says if you stick to the swimming holes below the falls you are just fine.

4. Bristol Falls, Bristol

This is spot is geared more towards older kids, although younger ones can enjoy splashing in the shallow edges. A very popular spot so be prepared for crowds.

5. Red Rocks, South Burlington

Enjoy a hike and a dip in the swimming area at Red Rocks!

6. Colchester Pond, Colchester

After a nice hike along the trails, take a dip in the Colchester Pond! There’s no beach but swimming is permitted! Find the rope swing for added fun!

7. Warren Falls, Warren

Warren Falls is called a “natural waterpark” and for good reason! It’s a beautiful place to swim and play in the town of Warren! Follow the small path for a shallow spot for kids.

8. Bolton Potholes, Bolton

Some say the potholes are not safe for little ones so consider your kids’ abilities before trying this one out. If the water looks too high, just enjoy the view!

{There are many more swimming holes to enjoy in Vermont than we can possible list, and it’s hard to say which are kid friendly and which are not. Your best bet is to ask around and get advice from the locals before attempting a swimming hole with little ones.}

We’d love to hear what pools and swimming holes you enjoy around the state!

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One Response to Pools and Swimming Holes for Summer fun!

  1. Megan Duni June 23, 2015 at 1:48 pm #

    Don’t forget about The Bridges Resort, with one indoor and two outdoor pools, in Warren, VT!

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