Where To Go Swimming
There are many places to go swimming in and around Lebanon. Please review the following list which should not be considered a complete list. Please be aware that some of these links will take you off of the City of Lebanon website.
The Lebanon pool has lifeguards on staff and includes a splash pool with spray features, great for all ages.
Cost: Daily rates for ages 5 and under is free, youth residents ages 6-17 are $1 and non-residents are $4. Adults 18 and older are $2 for residents and $5 for non-residents. Seniors age 60 and older are $1 for residents and $4 for non-residents. Military personnel is free. Season passes are available, as well as 5-day punch cards.
Address: 67 Pumping Station Road, Lebanon (Approximately 3 minutes from Colburn Park in downtown Lebanon)
The True's Brook gorge drops some 50 feet in elevation along 700 linear feet of shoreline, including three dramatic overlooks, and a long-popular local swimming hole. The property contains a nondescript trail that descends through the woods to the dramatic True's Brook. Visitors should exercise caution near the edge.
Address: Parking is along the south side of True’s Brook Road, West Lebanon, before the first bridge, about 0.8 mi. east of 12A. Please do not park on private property. (Approximately 15 minutes from Colburn Park in downtown Lebanon)
The Area features scenic woodlands, a man-made 13-acre pond, two sandy swimming beaches, a heated swimming pool, tennis courts, and covered pavilion areas. Watercraft rentals are available to include paddleboards, paddleboats, canoes, and kayaks.
Cost: Daily rates for ages 2 and under is free, ages 3-17 is $7 for all access or $5 for limited access (excludes pool), ages 18-64 is $10 for all access or $5 for limited access (excludes pool), ages 65 and older is $5 for both all and limited access, military and veterans is $5 for both all and limited access. Family memberships are available.
Address: 59 Oak Hill Drive, Hanover, NH (approximately 20 minutes from Colburn Park in downtown Lebanon)
Shakoma Town Public Beach on Mascoma Lake. The beach offers a swim area and may have lifeguards. Handicap Port-a-potty, picnic tables, and trash receptacles are available at the beach.
Cost: A parking permit is required for non-residents of Enfield: $25 for the season, $10 for 15 consecutive days, or $1 a day. Please contact the Enfield Town Office for more information at 603-632-5026.
Address: Mascoma Lake, Enfield, NH, by the main bridge that joins Routes 4A and 4. The parking lot and boat launch are across the street on the hill opposite Main Street. (Approximately 25 minutes from Colburn Park in downtown Lebanon)
Once down in the 165-feet deep gorge — about a half-mile trek downhill along a well-trodden path — a swimming area of the Ottauquechee River opens up with depths of varying degrees. The water is often deep and fast-moving so use caution.
Address: 5966 Woodstock Road, Quechee, VT (approximately 20 minutes from Colburn Park in downtown Lebanon)
Lake Sunapee has a large expanse of beach, picnic tables and grills, a snack shack, playground, boat launch, and more. Visitors can make a reservation before arriving at the park as parking is limited (especially on nice weekends and holidays). Walk-in spaces are available for visitors on a first come/first-serve basis. Reservations can be made up to 30 days prior to arrival.
Cost: Adults $5; children ages 6-11 $2; car with boat trailer $10
Location: 86 Beach Access Road, Newbury, NH (approximately 35 minutes from Colburn Park in downtown Lebanon)