In addition to the indoor and outdoor swimming pools at Woodwards Resort, the Lincoln area boasts several local swimming spots that locals and visitors love on hot summer days.
A great spot to gently float down the river on inner tubes, The Lady’s Bathtub is a natural swimming area in the east branch of the Pemigewassett River. There are shallow and deep areas for a swim and a small sandy beach. Large river rocks are fun to climb on, or to sit and relax on as the river gently flows by. The closest river swimming area to the Village of Lincoln, enjoying The Lady’s Bathtub, is the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon.
Another family and kid favorite, the Crystal Cascade in North Woodstock offers a slideable, or tubeable, chute that goes over several small rapids and feeds into a small pool. The water is fairly warm by afternoon, but we recommend that you wear something a bit sturdier than a typical swimming suite (like cut-off jeans) if you’ll be “riding the rapids.”
Echo Lake Beach visitors can enjoy the beauty of a 28-acre Lake with an excellent view. The slopes of Cannon Mountain ski area drop right to the edge of the lake, and the view highlights where the Franconia Range and Kinsman Range meet, creating the notch. The beach is open from 10 am to 5:30 pm daily from June 15th to Labor Day and canoe and kayak rentals are available.
Mirror Lake is a natural spring-fed lake just outside the town of Whitefield in western New Hampshire. The lake straddles two of New Hampshire’s tourism regions: The White Mountains and Great North Woods. It has an average depth of eight feet and a maximum depth of 23 feet. It is a great lake to explore by canoe or kayak, windsurf, or simply enjoy the sandy beach for swimming and sunbathing.