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Good Old-Fashioned Swimmin' Hole!

A favorite spot of the locals who have been coming here to swim for generations! The water is... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
skeelovr
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Gardiner, Maine
Nice,down home refreshing

An old fashioned, come as you are swimming hole.Clean, cool water and dive to your hearts content... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
800Abby
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Portland, Maine
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16 Aug 2017
“Good Old-Fashioned Swimmin' Hole!”
30 Jul 2017
“Nice,down home refreshing”
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Bristol Dam Loop, Bristol, ME 04539
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

A favorite spot of the locals who have been coming here to swim for generations! The water is fresh, warm and calm. If it is a very hot day, parking can be a problem because of it's small area, so come early in the day...More

1  Thank skeelovr
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

An old fashioned, come as you are swimming hole.Clean, cool water and dive to your hearts content. Enjoy!

Thank 800Abby
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Small swimming hole on the road to Pemaquid Point. Nice place to cool off on a hot summer day. Local kids will be there. Some parking.

Thank Travelling2havefun
Reviewed 11 August 2016

If you want to experience something the locals have enjoyed for generations, check this little gem out. I'm hesitant to share this review for fear of it getting too popular. The water is a comfortable temp, safe and easy to get to. Be polite to...More

Thank TravelAgentTLV
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

A must do but be careful getting in as rocks are slick. A brown but clear water. Hidden gem. Warmer than ocean. Lovely!

Thank green_ide_rebel
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The water is not as cold as the ocean and this is a very refreshing place on Rte. 130 in Bristol to stop for a swim.

Thank VermontTeacher44
Reviewed 5 July 2016

A place to take a short dip. Right on the side of the highway. Small amount of cars available to park. Kayakers often put in there with only one way to go, up stream. Portajohn on site. Small area to swim in, deep water but...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

The water is awesome and the kids and adults live this swimming hole. We come back every year and enjoy a nice day relaxing and swimming. Bring bring floaters and water shoes if you can. It is very deep and the rocks are slippery.

1  Thank Josefresco
Reviewed 25 August 2015

It's so unusual these days for localities to have a swimming hole anymore. This is really nice. While there was no lifeguard, it is located right next to the rescue squad!

2  Thank C G
Reviewed 20 July 2015

After a day at Pemaquid Beach and you are looking to get wet without turning blue, stop in at the Swimming Hole at the Bristol Dam to rinse off before you head home. Fresh water pond that gets crowded on hot days. Great place for...More

5  Thank Todd E
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