Review of Naturist New Hampshire Indoor Swim Event
Guest blog by: Bill Nesc
On Sunday, January 15th, I made my 3rd trip to the new venue where Naturist New Hampshire (NNH) has their swims during the winter months near Hanover / Dartmouth, NH. The other facility that Naturist New Hampshire has used for the past few years was only open during the fall and spring months. That left northern New England with no naturist events during their long winter.
After a long time of searching and hard work, the President of Naturist New Hampshire found a new venue in the greater Dartmouth / Hanover area just about 10 miles from Interstate-89. The swims are usually the 3rd Sunday of the month from 1 PM to 5 PM with a dinner afterward.
When you first arrive at the inn and go inside, you will find quite a modern interior. The pool is located downstairs along with a soft wall hot tub that can hold up to 5 people. There’s a sauna and a small TV lounge alongside a fireplace. The pool has a comfortable water temperature in the mid-80’s.
Upstairs is what they call a tavern. It has a self-serving bar where the snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic) people bring are placed. There are tables and lounge chairs to sit and socialize. A pool table, foosball table, and an air hockey table are available for use. A balcony overlooks the pool.
After the swim, there is a dinner at the inn. Unlike most rented facilities, the dinner is sometimes clothing optional. The dress code depends on whether the inn is being used by outside textile guests. My first two post-swim dinners were clothing optional. The last one was not as the inn had quite a few other guests, so we remained clothed.
Generally, there are two meal options for the dinner. This event’s menu included salad, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, chicken pot pie and dessert. At this last swim, there were no vegetarian options, though there were in previous swims.
The last swim had the biggest crowd to date, about 20 people. It was also good to see a much better gender balance than the previous two swims. Unlike the other Naturist New Hampshire rented facility, families are welcome at this venue. The ages for the swims I have attended ranged from teens to about 80 years old.
If you live in the northeast, and you’re having a case of cabin fever and can’t make it to warmer climates during the winter, I recommend you come to New Hampshire for one of these indoor swims. For more information about the Naturist New Hampshire events, visit their website: http://www.natnh.com/events.html.