Q&A: 16 Swimming Holes in Western MA
QUESTION AND ANSWERS
One of our readers asked about swimming holes in Western MA to take her family to this summer, and while many locals keep their best swimming holes a treasured secret, several of our readers shared some of their favorite, not-so-secret, swimming spots in the region.
- Aimee Welch Champion recommends: Plainfield Pond in Plainfield, MA.
- Roberta Fortini-Curran recommends: North Pond in Florida, MA; Windsor Lake in North Adams, MA; Windsor Jambs in Windsor, MA; Onota Lake in Pittsfield, MA; and Margaret Lindley Park in Williamstown, MA.
- Peter Freisem recommends: Chapel Brook in Ashfield, MA.
- Kristy Matusiewicz Dyer recommends: Westbrook in Whately, MA.
- Mary Anne Antonellis recommends: Lake Wyola State Park in Shutesbury, MA.
- Abbe Laine Schiowitz recommends: Fiske Pond in Wendell, MA; and the covered bridge in Greenfield, MA.
- Fran Lofland recommends: Skeeterville in Belchertown, MA.
- Marya Kozik LaRoche recommends: Waterfalls instead of swimming holes.
- Rebecca Trow Addison recommends: Green River between Greenfield and Colrain, MA.
- Cheryl Svoboda Asher recommends: DAR State Forest in Goshen, MA.
- Sarah Tutun recommends: Tri-town Beach in Whately, MA.
- Belchertown Family Center recommends: Puffers Pond in Amherst, MA.
Know of a publicly accessible swimming hole in Western MA to recommend to families? Share it below.
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