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No Pool in Somers? No Problem

SOMERS, N.Y. – The town may not have a public pool but that doesn’t mean Somers residents can’t enjoy a refreshing swim as temperatures rise.

Deans Pond

Deans Bridge Road, Somers, 914-276-3125

You don’t have to live in the neighborhood to swim at Deans Pond, though you do have to be a member of the Deans Pond Association. There is a sandy beach, a shallow swim area and lots of children of all ages. Certified lifeguards are on duty during swim hours.

Open: June 20 through the end of summer, every day from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fees: Season membership is $350 per family plus $100 one-time registration fee.

Lake Purdys

33 Lake Way, Purdys, 914-646-3745

Membership to Lake Purdys is open to non-residents. Members can swim in the lake in summer, skate on the lake in winter or rent the clubhouse for a special event. The parents association plans special programs for the kids and potluck dinners throughout the summer.

Open: Memorial Day through Labor Day, every day from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Fees: Season membership is $305 per family plus a $50 one-time registration fee.

Lake Lincolndale

11 Lakeshore Drive North, Somers, 914-248 9807

In addition to its large sandy beach, this 20-acre lake has a roped-in children’s swimming area floating rafts in deep water for experienced swimmers. All swimming is under lifeguard supervision.

Open: June 24 through Labor Day, every day from noon – 8 p.m.

Fees: Season membership is $415 per family

Osceola Lake

399 East Main Street, Jefferson Valley, 914-245-3246

A 40-acre lake with a large sandy beach, the park also offers boats and kayaks for rent, volleyball, basketball, a picnic area, miniature golf and more. Certified lifeguards are on duty during swim hours.

Open: June 28 through Labor Day weekend, Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to  5 p.m.

Fees: Season membership is $275 per family, single adult $100, children 3 through 10-years-old $70.

Single day rates: Adults are $10, children $6.

If you want to travel a little further, there are two State Parks within a half hour’s drive.

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park

2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, 914-245-4434

Distance: 25 minutes by car

The huge swimming pool at the FDR Park holds 1.5 million gallons of water. That’s a lot of area to paddle around in. In fact, it is more than twice the size of an Olympic sized pool. Lifeguards are on duty.

Open: June 5 through September 5, Monday through Friday from noon to 5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6:30 p.m.

Fees: $8 per vehicle plus a pool entry fee, which is $2 for adults and $1 for children.

Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park

1498 New York 301, Carmel, 845-225-7207

Distance: 30 minutes by car

The large sandy beach at Fahnestock’s Canopus Lake sees about 25,000 bathers a year. The beach has a tranquil and secluded feeling, where it seems easy to relax and keep an eye on the kids. Lifeguards are on duty.

Open: June 4 through Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fees: $7 per vehicle plus small pool entry fee.

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