East Versus West: Swimming Holes

  |  August 4, 2011

One plus for the west side of the Hudson River is that it’s far more swimmable. Lakes, swimming holes, and the wonderful Esopus Creek abound.

A few weeks ago, we hit this wonderful swimming hole, just behind the Inn at Leeds. Because the water was low, tens of natural rock pools had formed, some with mini waterfalls throwing through them.

True, it was only 20 minutes from where we were staying in Dutchess County on the west side, but roosting over on the east means many more choices and less driving. In the coming weeks, I’ll be keeping my eye on Leeds real estate to see if something creekside comes up. Nothing worth mentioning on the offering block this week.

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