It’s the unofficial start to summer and that means lots of options to choose from for your outdoor human powered adventures. This week looks to be a hot one with many temperature records forecasted to be broken over the next few days. And when temperatures rise to the 80’s and into the 90’s, you need a place to cool down and bring your bodies core temperature back to normal after a hard work out. Vermont’s answer to this is the many local swimming holes that make up this great state. Some are very well known, while others are like the secret ski and bike trails that are only used by locals who are in the know. But places in Stowe like Fosters, under the bridges on the rec path and in Nebraska and Sterling Valleys are well known and are big enough to accommodate groups of people. The water is still pretty cold right now but is very refreshing and will certainly be warming up with the hot and steamy weather ahead this week. Sitting in cold water can be very therapeutic and helps decrease inflammation for tired muscles while increasing your blood flow that is needed for proper recovery. In doing so, you will be ready for the next days adventure while helping to minimize those pesky aches and pains. So get out there and seek out the many swimming holes that make summer great. Stop by the shop and ask our staff for a recommended favorite. You will be glad you did.
Photo: Catherine Ferguson