Summer is always a great time to explore, go on adventures and of course go swimming. If you're not a fan of pools or busy beaches, you might be looking for places a little quieter and out of the way for swimming.  

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Below is a list of places you should definitely check out this summer for swimming. Listed from closest to Halifax to furthest, each swimming spot is unique and practically perfect for an afternoon dip. 

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Williams Lake // Halifax

Distance from Halifax: 13 minutes

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Tea Lake // Halifax

Distance from Halifax: 17 minutes

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Ettinger Falls // Three Miles Plains

Distance from Halifax: 50 minutes

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Victoria Park // Truro

Distance from Halifax: 1 hour 7 minutes

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Hellgate Falls // Wolfville

Distance from Halifax: 1 hour 11 minutes

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Baxtor Harbour Falls // Kentville

Distance from Halifax: 1 hour 26 minutes

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Indian Falls // Lunenburg

Distance from Halifax: 1 hour 31 minutes

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Crystal Falls // Greenwood

Distance from Halifax: 1 hour 47 minutes

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Gypsum Quarry // Cape Breton

Distance from Halifax: 2 hours 56 minutes

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Egypt Falls // Scotsville

Distance from Halifax: 3 hours 44 minutes

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Mary Ann Falls // Cape Breton

Distance from Halifax: 5 hours 18 minutes