The Best Swimming in Hudson

Looking for the best swimming in Hudson? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Hudson. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top swimming spots in and near Hudson

  • Haines Falls, New York

    Camp at North Lake Campground

    During an unplanned road trip, we arrived at the North/South Lake Campground out of curiosity and without a doubt, it was totally worth the stop! (We only saw North Lake.) To visit this campground, there is a fee for a day pass, unless you had just came from another campground in the Catskills li...
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  • Jewett, New York

    Hike the Colgate Lake Trail

    1.2 mi / 39 ft gain
    This trail is great for families and for all ages and skill levels. Dogs are able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.  Colgate Lake is also a great place for camping or fishing!
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  • Mount Washington, Massachusetts

    Swim in the Buck River

    0.3 mi / 250 ft gain
    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 ...
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  • Mount Washington, Massachusetts

    Explore Bash Bish Falls

    4.3
    1 mi
    One of my favorite walks to a spectacular falls. The trail is easy to follow and one mile from NY parking lot and 0.5 from the parking lot. The apparent place to swim. There are several very nice, family safe swimmable pools in the creek above and after the falls. There are signs at the top of t...
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  • Salisbury, Connecticut

    Explore Riga Falls

    The best part of the adventure is finding this hidden gem also known as Riga Falls. Riga Falls is actually one of Connecticut's lesser known waterfalls, but arguably the most scenic. A helpful hint is that the waterfall lies beside dirt road, keep your ears open! I've already said too much, happy...
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  • Great Barrington, Massachusetts

    Camp at Beartown State Forest

    On a spontaneous adventure, we were lucky to have ended up car camping at the beautiful Beartown State Forest. From the main entrance of the state forest, the campsite is only a few minutes drive to the right of the road. The campsite is popular, but only limited to 12 sites, so during the summer...
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  • Norfolk, Connecticut

    Hike to Campbell Falls

    4.0
    1.4 mi / 187 ft gain
    Campbell Falls, one of the most beautiful parks in CT. Don't let the size of the park fool you, that's what adds to the beauty. With it's strong pine and fresh flower scented woods you slowly forget that you're even in Connecticut. The trails aren't labeled the greatest but still can be made out....
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  • Altamont, New York

    Hike through the Wolf Creek Falls Preserve

    3.0
    3 mi / 200 ft gain
    Over 3 miles of trails provide access to all parts of the preserve, and end up winding through mixed terrain including a wetland, waterfalls, and old stone walls. The property crosses the Bozenkill Road at two points on either side of private parcels (with beautiful homes), so be vigilant there; ...
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  • Grahamsville, New York

    Swim at Peekamoose Blue Hole

    3.8
    To get there: From Sundown, NY, head 10 miles on Route 42 until you see a large parking area on the right with a sign for the Peekamoose Mountain area. Follow the signs from the parking area to the creek. Swimming Hole Coordinates: (41.9182, -74.4215) You can cool off from NY's warm weather and d...
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  • Adams, Massachusetts

    Explore Bellevue Falls

    5.0
    When you reach the falls, you can cliff jump into a large swimming hole at the base. The best time to visit the falls is from April to November. Please note that dogs are not permitted here. Parking is at a cemetery, and the gates are open from 8am to 9pm. Use common sense before cliff jumping - ...
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