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Old 03-11-2007, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Where do people in Brattleboro go to swim? I know there is a Colonial Spa with a big pool, and I know there are swimming holes on the West River. I recently learned that Putney has a town pool.

I doubt people swim in the Retreat Meadows.

But what about lakes and ponds? There is a lake nearby on the map, Lake Whitingham. Do people swim in it?

Where are there lake beaches near Brattleboro? I actually prefer them to ocean beaches. No currents, no sharks, but often no lifeguards, either.

Are there any places outdoors with lifeguards, other than the Putney pool? And can nonresidents of Putney use the pool?

Is there a YMCA or YWCA nearby with a pool?

Thanks.
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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You do know that a Brattleboro couple just gave up their 12 ft FL alligator to police, don't you? What was that about swimming?
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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No I didn't. Is this a true story or a joke? If true, then what did the police do with the alligator?

I hope they didn't put it in the Putney pool.
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Old 03-11-2007, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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No Alligators

nude swimming yes- gay, straight and someplace in between.
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Old 03-11-2007, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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From surfing the internet, I learned that there is a lake beach in Townshend, but I think it is a privately owned recreational facility. Does anyone know anything about this?

Does anyone know anything about Lake Whitingham?

What about lakes in state parks?

I do remember using a lake beach near White River Junction about 20 years ago. I'm pretty sure it was in Vermont, not New Hampshire.
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Old 03-11-2007, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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My Way

Mar 9, 4:58 PM (ET)


BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - A 125-pound pet alligator that had been living in a basement cage is headed to a new home after it was confiscated by the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. The 6-foot-4-inch American alligator, estimated to be 17-years old, had been living in the home for seven years.

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Old 03-11-2007, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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All is revealed. No pun intended.
http://www.swimmingholes.org/vt.html
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Thank you, Dwatted Wabbit. I accessed the site and bookmarked it.
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:11 AM
 
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Yes, people definately swim in Lake Whitingham. There is a really nice beach area if you drive from Rt 9 into Wilmington and take a left at the stop light and then a right. It is really nice with picnic tables etc. In the summer you will pretty much have the place to yourself on weekdays but on weekends it can be packed.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Thank you, Spunky. This is good information.

I like lake beaches. I have never used a river for swimming. The idea of a current is a little scary, but I suppose I may feel differently once I have experience.

But there are no lifeguards at most of the swimming holes. And I am not a good swimmer.

I am not interested in having a beach to myself, not if I want to go swimming!

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