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Painted Quarry | Virginia Swimming

Painted Quarry

Painted Quarry lies an hour West of Shenandoah National Park. Location found using the Big Swings App. Beautiful landscapes filled with mountain peaks, farmlands, and animal life surround the area. Lush Maple, Yellow Poplar, Ash, and Basswood hardwoods make up the expanse of hillsides and forests. Painted Quarry sits silently among the […]

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Seven Day Swimming Adventure

The crew took to the road at 4am on a Saturday morning in early June. Leaving from Philadelphia, we began the first leg of our seven-day swimming adventure. Our caravan of adventurers drove through the night until we finally met our first destination just a few hours after daybreak. We […]

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Powder Hole | PA

Known only to a few, Powder Hole is a 28-foot waterfall below a 19th century train trestle, deep amid the Pocono Mountains on the Wapwallopen Creek. The mill was constructed as the Dupont’s first Powder Mill. They harnessed the power of the river to make blasting powder, hence the name […]

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Big Rusty | Delaware River

The Rusty One Big Rusty stands soundly over the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Living up to it’s name, the colossal railroad trestle peeks out at sixty-five feet and is as rusty as they come. This location has been a swimming and jumping destination for decades. Sadly, the […]

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