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Best Places to Go Swimming in North Adams, MA

Summer is officially here, and so is the hot weather. There’s no better way to beat the heat than to go swimming. There are so many rivers, ponds, lakes, springs, and more to try around our quaint town of North Adams, you’ll have fun staying cool all summer long. Here are some must-see places to go swimming in North Adams, MA.

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Best Swimming Spots Near North Adams


Windsor Lake

This small but charming lake is a beautiful hidden gem for anyone, from nature lovers to casual tourists. You can not only swim but also boat, fish, kayak, and more in Windsor Lake. Bring a picnic and stay all day on the beach, then catch a Concert at the Lake at night! Live outdoor concerts free to the public run here every Wednesday evening from June through August.

Sand Springs Pool

Sand Springs is one of the only thermal springs in New England. Native Americans used the naturally-filtered and tempered water as a primitive spa, water source, and healing spring. Today, the site hosts a non-profit, community pool open to everyone, as well as a recreational center for sports, activities, and special events.  

Ponds in Savoy Mountain State Forest

This forest is only a short drive from North Adams, but its rugged rural landscape will make you feel like you’ve left the everyday world behind. Savoy Mountain State Forest has the North and South Ponds at either end of the park for a tranquil place to fish, swim, or picnic. There’s also several hikes that lead to waterfalls such as Tannery Falls and Parker Brook Falls. Make sure to check the park’s website before swimming in any of the falls though.

Rivers in Mohawk Trail State Forest

The Deerfield River is a clear, cold cascade that runs through the pristine Mohawk Trail State Forest. The short drive to and through it from North Adams is one of the best scenic woodland journeys in all of Massachusetts! The river provides miles of trails and water for trout fishing, swimming, hiking, and more. There’s also a designated swimming area at one calmer bend of the river for younger swimmers. 

Swim at the Porches Inn in North Adams, MA

Sometimes the thing your body needs after a long day of exploring the Berkshires is a dip in a heated pool or hot tub. At the Porches Inn in North Adams, we have both of those! They’re heated year-round and available to all our guests during the day. Grab a chaise by the pool to soak up the sun or relax in our heated spa tub with pulsing jets. 

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Make your summer season the best one yet by seeing all of the amazing swimming places near North Adams, MA! Porches Inn is the perfect place to soak in all the water fun as we’re only a short walk or quick drive to all the best swimming spots around. We can’t wait to have you stay with us.