Swimming Andes, NY

In Andes, we’re all about swimming!

Andes Town Pool – located behind Town Hall on Delaware Avenue just past the school, the town pool, with lifeguards, is generally open from approximately July 1 to September 1.  See the website for hours during the season

Big Pond and Alder Lake   – Once you see what a beautiful places Big Pond and Alder Lake are, you’ll want to keep them to yourselves.   Both of these ponds are on state land with no services or lifeguards — swim the way we used to — bring your floats and rafts and anything else you want…including your dog!    Of course, you are swimming at your own risk. They are also great for canoeing, tent camping, and fishing. A one-mile loop trail circles the Alder Lake, mostly flat and dry.   You can hike from Big Pond to Alder Lake to take in both of them.   Ruins of the old Coykendall mansion look over Alder Lake.

Little Pond State Campground If you want the lifeguards and other services in a lovely setting, visit Little Pond.  Plenty of hiking trails in the park.

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