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Local swimming hole #1

Here is the Dorset marble quarry, the oldest quarry in the USA. One of the most famous swimming holes in the State of Vermont. If you are around this summer, you may want to check it out. It takes about an hour to drive there from Williamstown. This one is famous, featured in the NYT magazine. No need for me to shoot and post any pics when you can get a “panorama image.” On the web you can find many articles about the historic site. There is a second swimming hole above the one on the side of route 30, where people used to skinny dip.

About two miles north of Manchester in Dorset on route 30.

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#1 Comment By frank uible On February 28, 2007 @ 4:16 pm

I remember a swimming hole near Bennington with a waterfall. Is this it?

#2 Comment By PTC On February 28, 2007 @ 4:36 pm

No Frank. This one has cliffs to jump off of that are safe, it is much further up North in Dorset. I believe you are talking about The Tubbs on the back road to Bennington in Pownal. The Tubbs is really cool. A variety of swimming holes,with several water slides, a waterfall and one place to jump (about 25-30 ft). They shut it down a while back, the owners got sick of the trash and there was a death there (the jump is tight). I will check with the owner when I get home, to see if it is still a no tresspassing area… if it is still no tresspassing I probly will not post it… if it is being used again I will post it with directions and pics. I’ll ask around when I get back to Billsville.

#3 Comment By frank uible On February 28, 2007 @ 6:16 pm

Thank you.

#4 Comment By frank uible On February 28, 2007 @ 8:59 pm

On what watercourse are the falls found?