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Hot Weather Is Here; Which Way to the Water?

A list of pools and swimming holes nearby for those hot summer days.

As the temperatures rise, you may find yourself searching for a place to swim. We’ve compiled a list of some great local places for you to cool off when the heat gets to be too much. 

1. JFK Middle School Pool—155 Raffia Road

Daily pool schedule: Open swim from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Open swim dates: July 5-August 12

For questions or more information, call the Enfield Recreation Department at 860.253.6420.

Daily fees: Youth resident $.50, Adult resident $1, resident families $2, non-resident youth $1, non-resident adult $1.50 and non-resident family $2.50

Details: The pool is 20 yards long, 5 lanes wide, indoors and kept at a temperature of 80 degrees.

The pool is located in the middle school on the north side of the building, across the hallway from the gymnasium. To enter the pool, you must enter the locker room first.

2. The Club at Bigelow Commons—55 Main Street

For questions or more information, call the Club at Bigelow Commons at 860.741.5549.

Daily fees: adult visitors $10

Details: The pool is 20 yards x 20 feet, 3 lanes, indoors and kept at a temperature of 80 degrees. There is a lifeguard on duty and shower available.

3. Angelo Lamagna Activity Center—19 North Main Street

Open swim dates: The pool is open Sunday through Saturday June 27 through August 19.

Daily pool schedule: open swim from 12 p.m-5 p.m.

For questions or more information, call the Enfield Recreation Department at 860.253.6420.

Daily fees: Youth resident $.50, Adult resident $1, resident families $2, non-resident youth $1, non-resident adult $1.50 and non-resident family $2.50

4. Enders Falls—Enders State Forest, Route 219

The pools in the gorges at Enders Falls make a great place to swim on hot days. Be sure that you are not swimming near the top of another waterfall.

5. The Scantic River—Scantic River State Park

Also known as Powder Hollow, this is a popular local spot. In times of moderate flow, you can ride the rapids downstream and end up in a large pool near the bridge. 

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