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At the suggestion of our neighbor and dear friend, we found this great swimming hole/relaxation spot. It is called Buttermilk Falls and is located in Ludlow, VT. Tom and I had driven down this road a couple of times, completely unaware that the falls and the swimming hole lay only a short distance in from the road.

We headed over yesterday, not the best day of the weekend for swimming, with friends who were up visiting for the weekend. We were joking that because of the weather and the temperature (barely 70) we would probably be the only ones there. Little did I know or remember that Vermonters are a hardy bunch (and out-of-staters who have a limited amount of time here, even hardier -or more stubborn). We were surprised to find about a half dozen cars parked at the spot we were directed to by our friend. We parked and hiked in to find about 15 other people there, also swimming. We were joined, as it got darker and more ominous by another 10 or so, making this a pretty darn busy day for the weather.

Here are some of the pictures. Our friends’ 11 year old daughter was the brave one to actually jump in from the rock, although she and Tyler did do a bit of swimming, (although I must say that I think Michele won the prize, since she had the bluest lips)

Overall, it was a really nice afternoon and a place that we will definitely be returning to. If you live nearby or have occasion to be in the area, I highly recommend you give it a try. Even if you don’t go swimming, it is very relaxing and very pretty.


Map of the falls



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