Outdoors: Swimming hole

  • When it comes to swimming holes there’s much to be said for proximity. Skinny Dip Falls, located a half-mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway from the Looking Glass Rock overlook, certainly has that going for it. The well-known watering hole also boasts cool clear water, a modest falls, plenty of spots to relax for an afternoon lunch and even a jumping rock for thrill seekers. The name, however, can be deceiving. Highly trafficked in the summer months, Skinny Dip Falls is probably not the best place to go for a dip in your birthday suit. Unless of course you’re fond of shocked stares and potentially a citation. — D.S.