you may want to tell your readers not to drink the water." Maybe no longer a danger, but keep your head out of the water to be safe.
LAT, LON lat=42.89858, lon=-74.57197(source: De Lorme) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. There are several small waterfalls which are very refreshing after hiking on a warm day.
There are also small pools for soaking or swimming a few strokes and level space along the creek for sunbathing.
LAT, LON [DRIVE TO]: lat=42.23976, lon=-79.58730(source: measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP . Turn right onto Green County RT 67A (Darby's Irish Pub on corner/ blinking light) and park (room for 1 - 2 cars on shoulder).
Proceed along shore to right without crossing bridge to several swimming holes.
From there, if you follow the creek, you will pass several swimming places FIRST HOLE, SECOND HOLE, THIRD HOLE until you get to Skinny Dip Falls LINK TO INFO AND PHOTOS . Updated 7/2010 An easier way to get into the gorge, further south, i.e., upstream, of the way above. When you get to Mayville, turn west (right) on RT 430.
LAT, LON [HIKE TO] lat=42.25181, lon=-79.57414(source: De Lorme) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. There is a very nice, deep swimming hole right at the bottom of this trail but it is hard to walk up or downstream from here unless you walk in the creek. Go about 1.5 miles then turn west (right) on Hannum Rd.. about 3 miles (turns into gravel) to where there is a picnic area and some primitive (no tables, no water, porta-potties) camping.Park and hike pretty steeply downhill about 1/3 mile into the gorge at this point. Go a short way on RT 23 west and turn right on Cauterskill Rd. On the right in Leeds, see the The Inn at Leeds where you can enjoy a good meal.The best swimming hole is to the right at the bottom of this trail. After, go out to the rear of the parking lot and look in the woods for a tree with ropes that help you down a small but steep path to Catskill Creek. LAT, LON : lat=42.25446, lon=-74.08306(source: De Lorme) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP Pretty confident. Updated 11/2012 From NY 23 west, bear right onto NY 145.From the town of Lake George, take RT 9 (not 9N) north then RT 28 north toward Weverton. Two mile hike to swimming and picnicking place in Upper Hudson River.You will cross the Hudson River (signed) at The Glen then continue north on RT 28 about 2.5 miles more and turn east (right) on Harrington Rd.. Truly a beautiful spot, with sandy beaches and rock ledges.Follow Taylor Road a short distance to the dead end sign where there is a small parking area on the left.