Georgia Swimming Hole Named One Of The Best In The Country
Fall in the southeast is one of the best times to explore the outdoors. In fact, in some areas, you can even swim all year. Travel and Leisure recently published the best swimming holes in America, and a Georgia location was named one of the best.
“America’s natural swimming holes range from magnificent waterfalls that form your very own natural waterslide to creeks that provide crystal-clear waters and even geothermal pools that you can dip into when you’re looking for some warmth,” they state.
A swimming hole, by definition, is an area within a river, stream, creek, spring, or similar natural body of water that is large enough (and mostly deep enough) for people to swim. They are often in picturesque locations. Due to their natural formations, many swimming holes offer fresh water (which can be cold) for you to enjoy.
In addition, you can often hike a path to find these swimming holes. Few things are more refreshing than building up a sweat and coming across a glistening spot to swim. The Georgia area recognized as one of the best swimming holes is an excellent example of a spot with all these qualities.
Bridal Veil Falls – Tallulah Falls, Georgia
“The falls host an eight-foot-deep swimming hole with water that cascades over a portion of the rocks to create the natural slide,” Travel and Leisure explains.
You do need a permit to hike the trail and access the waterfall. However, the permit is free. The waterfall is approximately 20 feet. In addition to this being a very popular swimming spot, many travelers are also able to view the waterfall and swimming hole from above (without a permit).
When you obtain the proper permit, the hike to the falls is a great workout that requires some energy. You are instantly rewarded upon arriving at your destination. Furthermore, there’s nothing like cooling off in these refreshing swimming hole waters.