Cassandra is a photographer out of Wilmington, NC. She loves to travel, her three kids and her job.
Vermont is a state in the northeastern United States. It is known for it's beautiful natural landscape. Most of Vermont is forested with many different bodies of water. From the large Lake Champlain to the rivers like Mad River, there are so many different things to do during the summer months. Although there is plenty to do in the winter as well with lots of ski slopes and winter activities, I was there in the summer and can definitely say it was worth the trip!
Flying into Vermont, I flew into Burlington and had the pleasure of seeing Lake Champlain from above as well as visiting it before I left Vermont. This lake is a natural freshwater lake that lies between Vermont and New York. It is almost 125 miles long and has many different activities you can enjoy such as boating, kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing. Just to see this amazing lake was worth the trip, but that is not why I was in Vermont.
One of my favorite things to do in the summer months is to go swimming. I love the water and since this is one of my first times visiting Vermont in such beautiful weather I had to find the perfect place to swim. After asking around I had heard about this place called Warren Falls. The people said it was a place you could swim in the river and do some "creek stomping" as my family calls it. They said parking was a bit rough but if you could find a spot it was totally worth the small hike down the paths to get to the swimming holes.
Warren, Vermont is a very cute little town. It has a post office, several small shops, a covered bridge and a population of only about 2,000 people. It is definitely a small town vibe and so cool to stop and visit.
Warren Falls are a short drive south of Warren Vermont on Vermont Rte 100. While you are heading out that way, once you see cars parked on the side of the road you know you've found the right spot. Like I said before, parking is limited, so parking on the side of the road will work but make sure you don't pull too far off because I am sure your car will get stuck or tip over. I didn't notice any real signs about Warren Falls, maybe I didn't drive up far enough, but I didn't want to lose the parking spot I had found. So when I ventured to the river I just walked to the guardrail on the side of the road and followed the trail that eventually lead me to the falls.
This place was absolutely amazing! So many falls and such beautiful clear natural water that it immediately took my breath away just seeing it.
List of things to bring to Warren Falls
- Snacks (no chocolate or sugary items)
- A couple bottles of water or a water bottle full of water and ice
- Gallon Zip Lock bags for small trash items to take back and throw away
- Sun Bum Sunscreen (smells great and have never had any issues with burning using this sunscreen)
- Small Blanket
- Water Shoes
- Small waterproof blue tooth speaker
Many people also stack rocks in this area of the river. The rocks range from large to tiny and everything in-between. There were a lot of stacks when I was there. I also watched someone put one together and it was so cool to see how they stacked them just perfect so the weight distributed through them all to make the stack perfect. With the crystal clear waters of Mud River you could pick out whatever rocks you could possibly want. I personally have never stacked rocks but it really does amaze me how perfect some people can get them.
In the end, this place is amazing to see. There were so many people but as you can see from my photos it is definitely somewhere to see and enjoy while you are in the Northern Vermont area. It is a great idea to have hiking shoes to change into because I'm not sure flip flops would be the best option. From hiking to swimming to enjoying some much needed nature time, this place is by far one of my favorite places. A 10 out of 10 for sure. To end I will leave you all with some of the trail photos.
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