If you are looking to get an overall tan and drop the swimsuits, can you legally swim in the buff in New York State?

According to New York State law, it is legal for Women to be topless anywhere a man can go topless, but full nudity is illegal. So if you decide to swim nude at these locations, it is not frowned upon, but you could still face getting a fine or arrested if you do.

WARNING - Before heading out to these spots, know that in New York State you can be fined or arrested for being naked in public, so please swim at your own risk. 

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Check Out 5 Places To Swim Nude In New York

1 - Copperas Pond in North Elba - Copperas Pond is part of a campground in the Adirondacks.  Clothing is optional so chances are you will see some nude swimmers.

2. - Potters Falls in Ithaca - Technically swimming of any kind is illegal at Potter Falls but you will see plenty of people cooling off in the water. Plus because of the remote location, it is not out of the question to see some nude sunbathers and swimmers enjoying all that nature has to offer.

3. Skinny Dip Falls in Westfield - The name says it all. When you get to the parking lot at Skinny Dip Falls you must follow a dirt road to a cottage. From there you will see a sign for the Nudist area. Feel free to shed those clothes and enjoy sunshine all over your body.

4. Split Rock Hole in New Paltz - Most of the swimming area is for clothed people but as you make your way past the bridge, you will notice a welcome sign for nude swimmers. **UPDATE** Clothing is required. In accordance with New York State Law, public nudity is prohibited at Mohonk Preserve.

5. Steph's Pond in Williamson - Steph's Pond is a private swimming and sunbathing area that allows activities to be performed in the nude. Since this is private property, you have to make a reservation before heading out for a quick skinny dip.

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EXTRA: Just outside New York State is Gunnerison Beach in New Jersey. It is the only legal public Nude Beach in the Northeast United States.

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