Twin Falls
Westminster, VT

RATING: 4.0/5.0

Twin Falls
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STATE: Vermont
COUNTY: Windham County
TOWN: Westminster
PARK: N/A
TYPE: Plunge and block
HEIGHT: 20-foot total drop
WATER SOURCE: Saxtons River
TRAIL LENGTH: Roadside
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Moderate
HIKING TIME: None
ALTITUDE GAIN: -30 feet
WHEN TO VISIT: Year Round
SWIMMING: Not Possible and/or Prohibited
DELORME ATLAS: Page 27, J-10 (unmarked)
HANDICAP ACCESS: No
INCLUDED IN BOOK: Yes (Included in appendix with limited information)
DOGS ALLOWED: Yes
COST TO VISIT: Free
ALTERNATE NAMES: None Noted
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THE FALLS:

For a roadside waterfall, Twin Falls sure is difficult to see from the road. The falls are only 50 feet off of the road, but with heavy tree coverage, giant boulders, and steep riverbanks blocking your view, you won't be able to see a clear view of Twin Falls.
         Twin Falls, as the name suggests, is composed of two waterfalls?an upper plunge and, directly below, after the waters of the Saxtons River congregate and swirl in a deep circular pool, the lower section, a block-type waterfall. Below all of this is a large pool and swimming hole that the public is unfortunately no longer allowed to visit and appreciate.
         The property is now posted and nobody can view the falls or swim below them. We suspect that the landowner got sick and tired of people abusing the falls and surrounding area a few years ago. We have personally seen some trash found on scene during several visits, and even a little bit of vandalism.
         If the state or town would eventually acquire the property and turn this place into a small park, the beauty of Twin Falls could be restored quite easily to its previous condition. As for now, the falls are off-limits and viewing is limited to the side of the road only. Visit in spring for the best view before the leaves begin obscuring the view.


TRAIL INFORMATION:

The falls are located a few feet from the road and can be faintly seen through the trees. Accessing a better view of this waterfall from a closer vantage point is prohibited as the falls are located on private property and the current owner has heavily posted the area (as of 2009).


DIRECTIONS:

From Brattleboro, take I-91 north to exit 5 in Westminster. Follow signs to US 5 north. Take a left onto US 5 north and travel for 2.6 miles to a left onto VT 121 west. Follow VT 121 west for 0.9 mile to a left onto Gage St. Follow this street for 0.4 mile (making sure to stay straight at 0.1 mile) to a pull off on the right. The parking area is on the right just as you begin to see the river through the woods.


SPECIAL NOTES / UPDATES SINCE THE 2ND EDITION:

None.





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