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Yesterday, Alex, our good friend Dustin and I, piled into the car and went in search for a good old fashioned swimming hole. We got a late start, due to the late night we had before (rock star husband) but woke up with a good attitude and can do spirit!
And it's a good thing too, because leaving the city is HARD! We had to deal with traffic, accidents and then closed roads when we finally got to the country. Our final hurdle was a thunderstorm. But we persevered, stuck it out in the car, and finally found this little piece of swimming hole heaven:
There's nothing like diving into cool water with slippery rocks that help you slide right in, to know that getting there was worth it. We also found a hole the size of a jacuzzi with natural jets, and a natural water slide that went into a pool so deep we couldn't touch the bottom.
Oh, and we also saw a snake.
On the way home, we stopped at a drive in diner called the Chatterbox. We will definitely be having this adventure again. If you're looking for an amazing swimming hole to spend the day acting like an enchanted wood sprite at, here's how you get there:
Type in your starting point to this location on Google Maps
Once you are on Rt 2001, we followed our directions from Swimmingholes.org:
Turn at the Cliff Park Inn sign on the left (east) side and follow this road until you see the symbol for the hiking trails then follow the dirt road to the parking area (Cliff Park Trailhead) where there is a map and a vault toilet (LAT,LON of parking place: lat=41.3039,lon= -74.8329(source: measured) (accuracy: exact) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP.) (Depending which direction you are coming from you may actually have to pass thru the country club parking lot before you get here.) Hike on the trail (begin on red blazed trail then take yellow blazed trail) here about 1 miles and you will see the Hackers Falls and the large pool below.
Do you enjoy a good swimming hole, readers? Or are you a beach, lake or pool person? For me personally, I love to swim so give me some water and I'll probably be the first one in.