Rattlesnake Pool at The Stone House, Stow, ME. Our intention had been to hike the 4.8 mile Blueberry Ridge Trail but we came across this gorgeous pool after the first mile (216’ elevation) and just couldn’t pass up swimming in such a magical place. This beautiful area is privately owned and very generously shared with the public.
Emerald Pool, Stowe, ME. We parked at the Baldface Circle Trailhead at took the Circle Junction (1.4 total out and back, 216’ elevation). It’s a lovely peaceful walk in. You can hear the water at the junction and can follow it in. This is another beautiful swimming hole at the base of a waterfall.
Echo Lake State Park, North Conway, NH to see Cathedral Ledge, where Chris once took a mountain climbing lesson. There were climbers practicing and a beautiful view of the valley below and surrounding mountains. We also stopped by the lake for an evening walk. It’s another lovely spot for a swim.
Colonial Hotel, North Conway, NH. A motor hotel in walking distance to town. Behind is a pool and a view of the mountains. Nice rooms, comfortable beds. Like many older hotels, the walls are a little thin. I could hear alarms go off in the rooms near ours.