There are public tennis courts in Montgomery, North Troy, Derby, Derby Line and Newport.
Conveniently located near the Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn are several swimming holes for you to enjoy. Please obey Swimming Hole Etiquette and Safety Rules when enjoying these local natural treasures.
River Walk, Montgomery Village: This is probably the most convenient swimming hole, if you want to drive, since you can drive right up to the river bank. It’s just 3 miles from the front door of our inn. It also has a wonderful rope swing that takes you right over a 7 to 8 foot deep portion of the river. The swimming area next to our town’s baseball field, so there is a “Porta Potty” there for changing clothes and, of course, using the toilet.
This place is a true Vermont swimming area, and the kids swinging from the rope are right out of a Norman Rockwell painting! The swimming hole is can be found just after you go over the bridge on 118 in Montgomery Village. You can pull over to the right hand side and park, and the swimming hole is right there!
Four Corners, North Troy: Another terrific swimming hole can be found at Four Corners, less than a mile from the Elm Street Apartments in North Troy – so far north it is almost in Canada! The swimming area is a beautiful, large oblong pool approximately 30 yards in diameter. The entire pool is surrounded by a high rock ledge providing ample places to jump into the deep pool. Once again, we don’t suggest you do any diving – the locals know exactly where to dive – but it can still be dangerous. There is rope swing on a tree perched on the top of the far ledge, so terrifying our palms get sweaty just thinking about it. The water is emerald green, the falls are nice and big and the folks mostly keep their suits on.
SWIMMING BEACHES are also found at Lake Willoughby, a deep glacial lake. The family beach is at the north end, nude beach at the south end. Located in Westmore.
Crystal Lake in Barton has generally warmer waters than Lake Willoughby and it too has a public beach.
Waterfalls, North Troy – A spectacular waterfall at Big Falls, River Road. You shouldn’t miss a picnic or hike to this site.