8 Secluded Swimming Holes in the U.S.
Is there any better way to beat the heat than with a relaxing dip? Okay, maybe a relaxing dip in a secluded spot that lets you bask in the nature around you. These out-of-the-way swimming spots make the perfect afternoon escape and include beautiful scenery and a bit of adventure for outdoor lovers of all ages.
Cummins Falls, Cookeville, Tennessee
Located in Cummins Falls State Park, Cummins Falls is a 75-foot cascade that drops into a deep pool. These beautiful falls have been attracting bathers and swimmers for more than 100 years. Accessing this delightful swimming area requires a steep, mile-long hike into the gorge. Cummins Falls State Park is located in the Cordell Hull Watershed, one of the most bio-diverse watersheds in the world. In addition to incredible swimming, be sure to hike the trails and look for wildlife.
Robert H. Treman State Park, Ithaca, New York
The area surrounding Ithaca, New York, is home to more than 150 waterfalls within a 10-mile radius, but not all are suitable for swimming. Robert H. Treman State Park includes one of the best swimming holes in the region, located in picturesque Enfield Glen. The swimming area can be accessed via a short hike along a well-maintained trail, and there are even changing rooms and picnic tables available. Swimming under the main falls is a deliciously cold experience, and there are 15 more stunning waterfalls to see along the gorge trail, including the 115-foot Lucifer Falls, which is a sight to behold.