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Top 5 Swimming Spots in Vermont

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Everyone loves Vermont’s gorgeous green mountains but our favorite New England state also offers some of the area’s best swimming destinations! Make your romantic getaway equally relaxing and outdoorsy with a trip or two to the lake for kayaking, canoeing, picnics, relaxing, and of course, swimming! We have some of the best lakes located within the surrounding countryside of our bed and breakfast in VT. Check out some of the top swimming options Vermont has to offer!

Camp Plymouth State Park – 17 miles from Crisanver House

Located in Vermont’s gorgeous Central Lakes region, Camp Plymouth State Park is a beautiful park with large trees, perfect for getting some relaxing shade after a swim in the sun. This long and thin lake is also ideal for paddling adventures. Take advantage of the canoe, kayak, and pedal boat rentals and mix things up after a swim.

Bomoseen State Park – 29 minutes from Crisanver House

This pristine 3,576-acre park is located in the Taconic Mountains and features a few different quarry holes, perfect for a unique swimming experience. Marvel at the historic slate and rich history that this area embodies. If you’re looking for some exercise, try a self-guided tour of the Slate History Trail after you’ve enjoyed an afternoon of swimming.

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Halfmoon Pond State Park – 32 miles from Crisanver House

This quaint and quiet park boasts nearly 3,500 acres of lush green grass and woodlands perfect for camping or just relaxing by the waterfront. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy together by the water, explore the woods with a leisurley hike, and then go for a swim – sounds like the perfect day!

Lake St. Catherine State Park – 33 miles from Crisanver House

Lake St. Catherine State Park is made up of 117 acres. Couples have been enjoying swimming here since 1953. A historic and beautiful state park, Lake St. Catherine’s is known for slate quarrying operations and more. Soak up a little Vermont history while enjoying yourself at this charming location.

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Branbury State Park – 34 miles from Crisanver House

Near the Green Mountain National Forest, you will find Branbury State Park. It is an almost 70-acre park that used to be a working farm and is now a location enjoyed by locals and tourists alike, especially in the summer! This property also features a quaint picnic area. Have a romantic dinner out – Vermont style and end the day with a swim.

Now that you have some ideas of wonderful places to take a dip and relax lakeside, all that’s left to do is check availability at our Vermont bed and breakfast, pack your bags, and get away!