We love Astoria Park Pool and McCarren Park Pool as much as the next New Yorker, but let’s be honest: Sometimes it’s nice to swim somewhere that isn’t surrounded by concrete. NYC is neighbored by breathtaking nature in every direction, so why not cool off in a scenic swimming hole, lake or waterfall and make the most of the summer heat? Trust us, you’re only a train ride or a quick drive from your nearest oasis. These 12 swimming holes near NYC are just a hop, skip and a cannonball jump away. Don’t forget your swimsuit.