This summer, we went on a road trip to find some good swimming holes. We had heard about Twenty-Foot Hole, which is located in Reading, Vermont (about 45 minutes southeast of Killington).
It wasn’t hard to find the swimming hole, and there is a small pull-off on the side of the road where there was a spot to park.
There are trails across the street that lead down to the swimming hole. You can almost see the water from the road, but you can also walk downstream. The trail isn’t difficult, although it is steep in parts, so watch your footing.
There are three swimming holes here. This is the swimming area closest to where we parked, and the largest.
Over the years, people built a little wall of rocks around this pool of water, making it very inviting.
We went in mid-August 2018, and the water was pretty chilly. And while water levels were lower than earlier in the summer, there was still plenty of water for wading and swimming.
While there is good swimming here, it is recommended not to jump off in any spots as the water is not deep enough.
Check out the 20 Foot Hole at the Vermont River Conservancy here.
I recommend “Waterfalls of New England”, which was a great resource this summer.