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.
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!
- River: Kenfield Brook
- Acreage: 10.10
- River frontage (ft): 609
This project made possible thanks to the support and partnership of:
- Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
- Vermont Community Foundation
- Arthur Kontos Foundation
- Individual Donors
Terrill Gorge (vermontriverconservancy.org)
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