- Public access: Yes
- Activities: swimming, hiking, fishing, photography
- Caretaker: Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
One of Vermont’s most beautiful natural pools and home to a healthy cold water fishery, this area has been a longtime favorite with neighbors and visitors. That’s why, when new landowners started mapping a subdivision, threatening to cut off public access to this special place, neighbors called Vermont River Conservancy to step-in. Today, an easement here makes sure these 10-acres will never be developed and that people will always be able to enjoy this beautiful gorge.
The brook has high quality cold-water fish habitat that contains wild, self-sustaining populations of brook trout, brown trout, and rainbow trout. Hemlocks and birches surround the waters of the gorge, and there are rapids, riffles, potholes and water-smoothed rock with several popular swimming areas.
From the parking area, there’s an approximately 1/2-mile walk to Kenfield Brook. The first swimming hole features a gravel beach, making it a great spot for younger swimmers to splash in the shallows. Or, rock hopping upstream, get to a series of pools and cascades. Please do not jump from the slippery cliffs above the pools.
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- River: Kenfield Brook
- Acreage: 10.10
- River frontage (ft): 609
This project made possible thanks to the support and partnership of:
- Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
- Vermont Community Foundation
- Arthur Kontos Foundation
- Individual Donors
From Morrisville: Beginning from Bridge Street, drive south on Vermont Route 100 approximately ¾ mile. Turn right onto Morristown Corner Rd./Walton Rd. Drive approximately ¾ mile. Turn right onto Stagecoach Rd. and drive approximately ¾ mile. The turnout for the property is on the left at the edge of the woods and a field just beyond. Park here and walk along the the trail down to the river.