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“swimming quarries on Vinalhaven”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lawson's Quarry

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Owner description: A great swimming hole in Vinalhaven.
Vinalhaven, Maine
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“swimming quarries on Vinalhaven”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

there are 2 public swimming quarries on Vinalhaven: Lawson's and Booth's .
They are quite popular since the sea water is quite cold this far up in Maine.
Both are frequented by the locals and the summer visitors as safe, fun, freshwater swimming places. Kids especially love to swim, use floats, dive, chase fish....
The water is clear and cool and the flat smooth granite provides surrounding warm sunning surfaces.
we live on Vinalhaven June thru the end of December and always take guests for swimming to these quarries. my 2 grandchildren 10 an 12 absolutely loved them for hours.

Visited July 2013
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English first
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

What a treasure to find something like this where my children could swim freely in cool, clear, clean water! Some of our sweetest memories on the island were made here as my kids swam and dove. For tourists, its a unique experience and has an interesting history as well. Parking is limited and don't be afraid to ask the locals where you can safely dive or jump into the water. They are very friendly!

Visited September 2012
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Camden, Maine
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great swimming hole.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

Fresh,clean,cooling water,easy to find and well known to locals. There are ledges suitable for young swimmers and heights for jumping for the more experienced swimmer.

Visited July 2013
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Franklin, New Hampshire
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122 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nice fresh water swimming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

Great place to take a break form salt water swimming. Old quarry filled with fresh water. Pretty spot with ledges and steps. Has fish too. Ice skating in the winter. Very peaceful spot to have a picnic. A bit of a walk but easy bike ride. Better of the two swimming quarries. Warning: NO lifeguards and it has very deep water.

Visited June 2013
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PA
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great swimming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

Vinalhaven has two quarries to swim at, we were there July 2012, swimming was great. Very large quary with very few people, very informal place, very clean & lots of fun.

Visited July 2012
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