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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.
Explore the Spanish-language video featuring this site here.
On your way, grab a donut at North Country Donuts on your way. Before you head home, check out Slice of Earth Famstand at 1271 VT-15, Wolcott, VT for tasty berries, cherries, bread, and baked goods. Looking for something heartier? Grab breakfast, lunch, or pizza at Two Sons Bakehouse. Or close out your day with a pretzel and pint at Rock Art Brewery. Find gear for your next adventure at Power Play Sports!
This project made possible thanks to the support and partnership of:
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.