Pools and splash pads are great for summer fun, but when it comes to cooling off in the great outdoors, swimming lakes are an ideal destination. While you won't find many local swimming lakes and rivers in Westchester County, the Hudson Valley offers plenty of places for a freshwater swim, including some that merit taking a day trip—or even planning an overnighter at a family campground. Here, we've rounded up several lakes and rivers that are perfect for swimming with kids during summer 2020. These destinations span from the Hudson River to Lake Taghkanic.
Looking for even more fun in the sun? Check out our summer fun guide for great ideas for the whole family.