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New Hampshire is a fine place for swimming, in the ocean or at fresh water lakes

Swimming in New Hampshire ranges from doing the crawl through ocean waves off the state's beaches on the Atlantic to gliding through the clear fresh waters of a lake, river, or pond to the north and west. Plenty of state and local parks have beaches and swimming facilities. Where some family members like to go swimming, others may enjoy fishing at many locations with convenient boat ramps. Get your lodging near the water!

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Purity Spring Resort

1251 Eaton Road (Route 153) East Madison, NH, 03849 Phone: 603-367-8896 Toll-Free: 800-373-3754

Resort’s serene sandy beach, pristine lake particularly inviting for swimming

Fun in its purest form can be found at the Purity Spring Resort, and that starts with activities in and around a pristine lake. Plunk your beach chair, towel and umbrella down on the resort’s serene, sandy beach and wade into refreshing lake water, perfect for swimming and other activities from waterskiing to kayaking and canoeing – and fishing. After a day at the lake, relax in the resort’s indoor pool or hot tub (or perhaps in your condo’s oversized jetted tub). Time for Italian food at Traditions Restaurant, then enjoy great conversation by one of the resort’s fire pits. Or, get a Grillin’ Kit or Family Meal Package and chill out in your condo or cottage, watching the sun set from your screened porch.
Lake Francis State Park

439 River Road Pittsburg, NH, 03592 Phone: 603-538-6965

Good for fishing, boating, paddling, and camping

Lake Francis State Park lies on the shores of Lake Francis a 2,000 acre lake near the Connecticut Lakes. Popular for swimming, fishing and boating. The lake has a boat launch and canoes are available for rent
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