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#59182 - 07/22/11 12:49 AM Best swimming holes in Ulster County
alwechs Offline
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Registered: 09/26/01
Posts: 17
With this hot weekend ahead, I think it'd be fun to spend a day visiting the best swimming spots around. I'd love to hear your ideas. My list so far:

Coxing (split rock)
Awasting
Blue Hole (Peekamoose Rd)
That waterfall by Devil's Kitchen, which is not truly a swimming hole but you sure can get a good shower there.

Any other ideas?

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#59187 - 07/22/11 02:24 AM Re: Best swimming holes in Ulster County [Re: alwechs]
Mike Rawdon Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/29/99
Posts: 4275
Loc: Poughkeepsie
DK is probably in Greene Co. But maybe include Fawn's Leap if you're including the Catskills. It's just upstream of Moores Bridge in Kaat. Clove.

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#59199 - 07/22/11 12:35 PM Re: Best swimming holes in Ulster County [Re: alwechs]
charliebutters Offline
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Registered: 11/11/01
Posts: 510
Loc: accord
deep hole as i have heard it called on towpath rd in accord is really picturesque.

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#59201 - 07/22/11 12:54 PM Re: Best swimming holes in Ulster County [Re: charliebutters]
RangerRob Offline
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Registered: 06/06/00
Posts: 3764
Loc: Ulster County, NY
That hole is nice....big enough to actually swim in. About 6 and half feet deep and 30-35' across. Definitely a locals hole though. It's on the Peterskill, about a 1/2 mile upstream of the Rondout.

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#59202 - 07/22/11 12:58 PM Re: Best swimming holes in Ulster County [Re: charliebutters]
yorick Offline
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Registered: 11/15/02
Posts: 1041
Loc: hamlet\'s hand
Originally Posted By: charliebutters
deep hole as i have heard it called on towpath rd in accord is really picturesque.


aka the "diaper hole."
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#59221 - 07/22/11 03:27 PM Re: Best swimming holes in Ulster County [Re: yorick]
chip Offline
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Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2675
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
Locals will need to help me, but I remember well driving down a short road off to the left on the way to Kerhonkson (44/55 west) and a short trail to the top of a waterfall with some nice swimming. I am sorta expecting it is illegal swimming on PIPC controlled land. Serious ice climbing potential but I can't remember the name of the falls.

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#59259 - 07/22/11 09:57 PM Re: Best swimming holes in Ulster County [Re: chip]
RangerRob Offline
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Registered: 06/06/00
Posts: 3764
Loc: Ulster County, NY
Stonykill Falls, and your assumptions are correct unfortunately

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#59277 - 07/24/11 02:12 AM Re: Best swimming holes in Ulster County [Re: RangerRob]
charliebutters Offline
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Registered: 11/11/01
Posts: 510
Loc: accord
i heard fawns leap is the shazbot, but have never been.
swimming in the rondout at high falls can be fun, seen people boulder outta the water an dive off the ledge, crowded on weekends.

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#59325 - 07/26/11 01:00 PM Re: Best swimming holes in Ulster County [Re: charliebutters]
RangerRob Offline
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Registered: 06/06/00
Posts: 3764
Loc: Ulster County, NY
Alas, Fawn's Leap is not in Ulster County. It is in Greene Couinty.

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#59372 - 07/28/11 12:53 AM Re: Best swimming holes in Ulster County [Re: RangerRob]
Mike Rawdon Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/29/99
Posts: 4275
Loc: Poughkeepsie
The pool at the base of Upper Kaaterskill Falls.

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