COCKEYSVILLE, Md. (WUSA) - Pools aren't the only place where people are going to take a dip and cool off in the heat. In Baltimore County, Scott Broom found a very unique swimming spot where people are trying to beat the heat.
Temperatures were at 98 degrees Thursday at a place called the Beaver Dam Swim Club. It's a bit of a well-kept secret to
Washingtonians, partly because it's a drive north of Baltimore to get here, but the connection to Washington is a surprising and historic one, and on a day like this, well worth the trip.
This swimming spot, a marble quarry, is the source of the marble for much of Washington --- still a classic swimming hole...
The Beaver Dam Swim Club is in Cockeysville just north of the Baltimore beltway.
There is some other cold quarry swimming in the region -- Pine Grove Furnance State Park near Carlisle,Pa. is one-- but none where you can still jump off rocks and fly on the rope swing -- without someone calling the cops.