Puffer's Pond, Amherst

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#5 of 7 in Parks in Hampshire County
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  • September 3, 2017
    I came here in the late evening with friends for a swim. It wasn't too busy and the water was pleasant. Some people were enjoying jumping off the rocks, some were swimming from one end to the other an...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Stopped by with my 7 & 13 year old. Saw several people swimming off the two sandy beaches. We really enjoyed walking on the Robert Frost trail. Worth a 20-30 minute stop.  more »
  • June 27, 2017
    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 »
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  • June 6, 2017
    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.
  • May 6, 2017
    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.
  • April 28, 2017
    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.
  • June 29, 2017
    Very beautiful and peacefully place. Perfect for kids and people who love silence
  • July 2, 2017
    Very clean and fun place to visit. Weekday mornings are the least crowded!

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