The summer is in full effect and escaping the sticky humidity of New York can be a hassle.
If you can manage to get a day off to make it to the beach or pool, the crowds can still be unbearable.
Enjoy your days off and escape the heat in a unique fashion by taking in the natural beauty of Westchester and taking a dip in these swimming holes and waterfalls:
Indian Brook Falls is located in Garrison. Although Indian Brook is not legal to swim in, this does not stop anyone from splashing around the medium sized pool under the 20 ft. falls.
Peekamoose Blue Hole is a much larger, and deeper, swim hole located in Denning, NY. All visitors should remember to keep the environment clean as this beautiful natural pool is in danger of being shut down because of visitors leaving debris. So remember to #savetheplanet and be conscious of your environmental impact wherever you venture this summer.
Awosting Falls in Rochester is part of the Minnewaska State Park Preserve with a hike that spans more than six miles. Cool off from your workout with a dip in this wondrous waterfall.