This unique swimming hole is in Sandisfield, Massachusetts in the Buck River.

his swimming hole is 7 feet deep. At the top of the swimming hole is a 12-foot waterfall with slide down. There is developed camping on the NY side in Copake Falls NY - Taconic State Park. You can also swim in a water-filled quarry: there is a roped off area, complete with a diving platforms and lifeguard (and a $6 day-use fee).

Photos: Bex and Bureau of Land Management

Pack List

  • Water
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Snack
  • Sun protection 
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RT Distance 0.3 Miles
Elevation Gain 250 Feet
Activities Swimming, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
River
Waterfall
Swimming Hole

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