Terrill Gorge

Morristown, Vermont

Kenfield Brook

Swimming Hole
Swimming Hole
Swimming Hole
Swimming Hole
Wildlife & Watershed Protection
Wildlife & Watershed Protection
Fishing Area
Fishing Area
Swim and fish at one of the most beautiful swimming holes in Vermont
Dogs allowed on leash
Dogs allowed on leash
Hiking
Hiking
Danger, drowning
Danger, risk of drowning
Danger, falling
Danger, risk of falling
! Special considerations: Jumping from cliffs is incredibly dangerous, and the rock ledges above the pool can be very slippery. Always use caution when swimming and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Public access: Yes
  • Activities: swimming, hiking, fishing, photography
  • Caretaker: Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
Terrill Gorge Morristown, Vermont Kenfield Brook

Terrill Gorge

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.

Local Businesses

Rock Art Brewery|Power Play Sports

Conservation Details

  • River: Kenfield Brook
  • Acreage: 10.10
  • River frontage (ft): 609

Funding Partners

This project made possible thanks to the support and partnership of:

  • Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Vermont Community Foundation
  • Arthur Kontos Foundation
  • Businesses
  • Individual Donors

Directions

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.

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