Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pointed Rock Swimming Hole

Pointed Rock Swimming Hole, Bartlett, NH

ed's note: We have rated this site based on a series of criteria on a scale of 1-5 with 1 being good and 5 being the best. Catagories included cleanliness of the area; clarity of the water; the "Kid Factor" (we brought children to make sure that it passed the fun test!); Beauty - we know, almost every swimming hole in the area is beautiful but some are extraordinary and we wanted to note this.

A favorite spot for a quick dip for local residents and visitors alike, Pointed Rock swimming hole in Bartlett lies less than 1/4 mile from the town center. It has a big rock to leap off and the fast flowing currents of the Saco make tubing here a favorite activity.

To reach Pointed Rock take the unmarked road directly across from the Bear Notch Road. Follow 1/4 mile to the bridge and park in one of the parking areas on the other side of the bridge.

Cleanliness: 4 Swimmers are conscientious about cleaning up.
Clarity: 5 It doesn't get much better than the Saco!
Kid Factor: 4 Rock to jump off, tubing and a combination of still and moving water.
Beauty: 4 In the Saco Valley there aren't many spots that aren't beautiful, The nearby and visible road is the only drawback

Leave enough time to make the trip to Second Iron swimming hole, you won't regret it!

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