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Puffer's Pond, Amherst

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#5 of 7 in Parks in Hampshire County
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  • Come here with a group of friends to relax, but don't expect to be away from college kids, because that's who most people who go there are. The water gets really cold, so make sure you're fine with th...  more »
  • With thousands of college and secondary school students in and near Amherst Ma, "Puffers Pond" sounds like the just out of sight site where teens and tobacco have a chance to congregate. But, down a b...  more »
  • i was here fishing with friends and well wasn't enthused by it, but the waterfall where it comes out and into mill river is a hidden beauty! i've been swimming in the river going into the pond and enj...  more »
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  • This is a decent swimming area. The pond is pretty small and kinda murky. For the area, it's not a bad place to go. However, there are much better places to swim up north in Vermont.
  • Beautiful place in the summer to go swim and jump from the ledges(plenty of signs up tell you not to). There are two beaches, one being the larger and not pet friendly. The second beach on the north side is pet friendly with a large field.
  • Puffers could be much better but it is what it is; the only true pond in Amherst. The views are beautiful, the trails are great for hiking and the water does it's job on a hot summer day. Tradition includes swimming across Puffers, jumping off the rocks (which is not allowed) and watching the waterfall. Huge pro: FLOATATION DEVICES ARE ALLOWED Fishing is allowed; no picnic tables or grills available. Cons: students take over sometimes and act inappropriate; smoke/drink/play uncensored music while families try to hang with kids; people bringing dogs to the main beach and allowing them to run around when dogs are not allowed, dirty "sand" and smokers on the beach. Also no true bathroom just disgusting portapotty.
  • Very beautiful and peacefully place. Perfect for kids and people who love silence
  • Very clean and fun place to visit. Weekday mornings are the least crowded!

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