Especially welcome for cooling off on a hot summer’s day or sitting out on the dock on a clear night with panoramic views of the stars, Pinewoods has waterfront access to two freshwater lakes — Long Pond and Round Pond.┬áThere are steps leading from the Camphouse porch down to a narrow strip of sandy beach alongside Long Pond. Marker buoys delineate the swimming area, which includes a long wooden dock and a raft.┬áChanging-rooms, canoes/paddles, life-vests and other flotation devices are available; a lifeguard may be on duty at specified times of day.

At Round Pond, access to the water is available at Hunsdon, Nonesuch, Pinecones, Kendal Ghyll and Cottey House.

Photo by Dave Cornelius.

Photo by Jeff Bary.

Photo by Deborah Kruskal.

Photo by Stewart Dean.

Photo by Stewart Dean.