Moss Glen Falls (Granville)
Granville, VT

RATING: 5.0/5.0

Moss Glen Falls (Granville)
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STATE: Vermont
COUNTY: Addison County
TOWN: Granville
PARK: White Mountain National Forest
TYPE: Horsetail
HEIGHT: 35 feet
WATER SOURCE: Deer Hollow Brook
TRAIL LENGTH: Less than 0.1 mile
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy
HIKING TIME: Negligible
ALTITUDE GAIN: None
WHEN TO VISIT: Year Round
SWIMMING: Not Possible and/or Prohibited
DELORME ATLAS: Page 34, A-1 (marked)
HANDICAP ACCESS: Yes (fully viewable from roadside, but there is also a 0.1 mile boardwalk trail that stems from parking area)
INCLUDED IN BOOK: Yes (Included in 2nd Edition of book as a full chapter)
DOGS ALLOWED: Yes
COST TO VISIT: Free
ALTERNATE NAMES: None Noted

THE FALLS:

Two of the most charming waterfalls in Vermont have the same name. There is Moss Glen Falls of Stowe, and there is Moss Glen Falls of Granville, a roadside attraction featured in nearly every photographic portrait of Vermont ever published. The second is the focus of this chapter. This waterfall is a gorgeous horsetail with thin streams of water which choose their path down a slightly angled rock face. The falls start out by bubbling down over some short steps before spreading out to dance down into a light teal pool about 20 feet wide.
         There are good views all around these falls, from the river to the end of the boardwalk to the road itself. If you are as lucky as we have been during two visits, dozens of pretty black and white butterflies soaring around the falls will help create a mystical atmosphere here. Moss Glen Falls is a quick stop for many highway travelers, but if you take the time to admire it fully you will see how indescribably beautiful this place is. There is even an added waterfall bonus if the season is right. In the spring, a thin horsetail about 50 feet tall, often referred to as Little Moss Glen Falls, is found close to the star of the show. If you are not looking carefully along the boardwalk, you might miss it.


TRAIL INFORMATION:

Please see trail information in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls, or you can email us (gparsons66@hotmail.com) and we will happily provide them to you. When requesting information via email, please remember to specify which particular waterfall(s) you are interested in.


DIRECTIONS:

Please see directions in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls, or you can email us (gparsons66@hotmail.com) and we will happily provide them to you. When requesting directions via email, please remember to specify which particular waterfall(s) you are looking for directions to.


SPECIAL NOTES / UPDATES SINCE THE 2ND EDITION:

Check www.511vt.com to make sure that VT 100 is open. This highway was severely affected by Hurricane Irene and there may be closures in effect through Spring 2012 (or potentially even longer than that).




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