Take the Plunge, Vermont-Style

The Mad River Valley is home to some of the best swimming holes in the country.

Martha Stewart recently recommended swimming at Warren Falls as the best summer activity in New England. Stay mountainside at Sugarbush and discover other hidden gems in the Valley like Lareau, The Ward, The Great Eddy and Riverside Park swimming holes.

Lareau Swimming Hole - Waitsfield, VT
A 7-foot platform allows kids to leap into 12-foot deep water, while the shallow waters near the shore are great for little ones.

The Ward Swimming Hole - Moretown, VT
Of all the Mad River Valley swimming holes, this one is known for having the warmest waters. This spot offers shallow areas near the beach and 15-foot boulders to jump into the deeper parts.

The Great Eddy Swimming Hole - Waitsfield, VT
Here, there is a rock outcropping in the middle of the river that is great to swim to and a small shaded beach to relax on.

Warren Falls - Warren, VT
A 20-foot waterfall creates a natural water park of slides and swimming bowls.

Riverside Park Hole - Warren, VT
With a one-acre field between this swimming hole and the closest road, this is a great spot to let the dog roam off-leash. the best part, though, is the rope swing.

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