Some crazy friends and I decided that a great way to kick off Memorial Day Weekend would be to swim in three different lakes in one day. Our plan formulated like this:
“Hey! Who wants to swim in three different lakes in one day?”
“Which lakes are swimming in?”
“We’ll start at Elfin Lake… then we’ll just drive until we find a slipway.”
Elfin Lake is the man-made lake in Wallingford, VT. It’s quaint and quiet and a good spot for open water swim training. It’s only about 1,000 feet long, so it’s pretty comfortable and relatively safe to swim in. Good for a wake-up swim!
We accessed Elfin Lake by parking at the Stone Meadow Entrance and walking in on the trails. There is a whole network of trails throughout Stone Meadow and around Elfin Lake that are good for running or walking or whatever. It’s a great recreational facility.
The water temperature was about 74 degrees – plenty warm enough!
Guri was the overachiever of the swim. She found a stick about as long as her and proceeded to carry it around the lake! Love that dog.
From the public beach to the boy’s camp beach (where Guri and I photobombed a wedding, once) across the lake and back to the public beach is just about 850 yards.
A decent way to kick off a great swim plan! From there, we headed back to my house for some breakfast and to scheme about our next leg of the great adventure!