Especially welcome for cooling off on a hot summer’s day or sitting out on the dock on a clear night with panoramic views of the stars, Pinewoods has waterfront access to two freshwater lakes — Long Pond and Round Pond. There are steps leading from the Camphouse porch down to a narrow strip of sandy beach alongside Long Pond. Marker buoys delineate the swimming area, which includes a long wooden dock and a raft. Changing-rooms, canoes/paddles, life-vests and other flotation devices are available; a lifeguard may be on duty at specified times of day.
At Round Pond, access to the water is available at Hunsdon, Nonesuch, Pinecones, Kendal Ghyll and Cottey House.