WATERFALLS NEAR BURLINGTON, VERMONT



The waterfalls listed below are the best waterfalls that are close to the Burlington, Vermont area. Each of these is within a 30-minute drive of Burlington.

Enjoy these Burlington-area waterfalls!





BURLINGTON WATERFALL MAP

Here is a map that provides an overview of the best waterfalls near Stowe and Burlington in Vermont.

map of waterfalls near Burlington, Vermont

BOLTON POTHOLES
Rating:
Bolton, Vermont
Joiner Brook
0.2 mile hike one-way (easy)

One of the most enjoyable swimming holes in all of New England. Come prepared for heavy crowds and expect a challenge in finding a legal and safe place to park. There is a chance that this place will get posted as private property in 2017 or 2018, so be aware of the potential for being turned away if you visit.

Bolton Potholes, Bolton, Vermont FULL DESCRIPTION
Bolton Potholes

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

HONEY HOLLOW FALLS
Rating:
Bolton, Vermont
Preston Brook
Less than 0.1 mile hike one-way (easy)

Uncrowded and highly photogenic, Honey Hollow Falls is series of several small but attractive drops through a beautiful gorge.

Honey Hollow Falls, Bolton, Vermont FULL DESCRIPTION
Honey Hollow Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

HUNTINGTON GORGE
Rating:
Richmond, Vermont
Huntington River
Less than 0.1 mile hike one-way (easy)

Come to Huntington Gorge to see the falls and the fascinating geology, but don't come here to swim. No other waterfall in New England has such a high body count. This is a beautiful but extremely dangerous place to swim.

Huntington Gorge, Richmond, Vermont FULL DESCRIPTION
Huntington Gorge

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

BROWNS RIVER FALLS
Rating:
Jerico, Vermont
Browns River
0.3 mile hike one-way (easy/moderate)

Local town parks with small waterfalls have a lot of charm. This place is no different.

Browns River Falls, Jericho, Vermont FULL DESCRIPTION
Browns River Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
Browns River Falls

FAIRFAX FALLS
Rating:
Fairfax, Vermont
Lamoille River
Less than 0.1 mile hike one-way (easy)

Yes, there's a dam here, but the falls are still mighty impressive anywhere.

Fairfax Falls, Fairfax, Vermont FULL DESCRIPTION
Fairfax Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

SHELBURNE FALLS
Rating:
Shelburne, Vermont
La Platte River
Less than 0.1 mile hike one-way (easy)

A small but easy-accessible waterfall. Swimming may or may not be possible here, but on my two visits, the water has been murky and full of foam.

Shelburne Falls, Shelburne, Vermont FULL DESCRIPTION
Shelburne Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
Shelburne Falls

STATE PRISON HOLLOW FALLS
Rating:
Starksboro, Vermont
Lewis Creek
Less than 0.1 mile hike one-way (moderate/difficult)

Scramble your way down a steep embankment to these seldom-visited falls.

State Prison Hollow Falls, Starksboro, Vermont FULL DESCRIPTION
State Prison Hollow Falls

DIRECTIONS / TRAIL INFO
New England Waterfalls guidebook

HELPFUL LINKS

Here are some helpful links to help you explore and enjoy more waterfalls throughout New England:
  • Waterfalls near Boston, Massachusetts > link
  • Waterfalls near Great Barrington, Massachusetts > link
  • Waterfalls near Brattleboro, Vermont > link
  • Waterfalls near Stowe, Vermont > link
  • Waterfalls near Lincoln, New Hampshire > link
  • Waterfalls near Nashua, New Hampshire > link
  • Waterfalls near North Conway, New Hampshire > link
GUIDEBOOKS TO GET YOU THERE

The following guidebooks will help you discover more waterfalls throughout Vermont as well as the rest of New England:



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