This summer we decided to check out a bunch of nice waterfalls in Vermont. We had heard that Falls of Lana was impressive, so headed out to Salisbury, Vermont to check it out (mid-August 2018). Falls of Lana is not far from Branbury State Park, and is about 40 minutes north of Rutland.
There is a large parking lot, and even so, we had to park along the edge of the lot as it was full.
There are various trails here in the Moosalamoo Natural Recreation Area. The trailhead had useful information about the area.
Not far along the trail is a giant pipeline. Built in 1922, the penstock feeds water from Silver Lake down to a local hydroelectric power station.
Right after the penstock, we took a left to check out the first of the Falls of Lana.
We reached the bottom of the trail where it meets the falls. You have to scale the rocks a little bit, but we did it carefully with our two kids (ages 8 and 11). You can see them swimming in the water!
In the middle of August, water levels were low, but there was still enough water to swim in.
My daughter found some leeches there, too!
Heading back up to the trail, there was this cool old tree that had grown around a boulder.
After checking out this waterfall, we headed back to the trail to walk up further along the stream.
There are lots of places to swim and wade as you go upstream, and we saw people swimming in a variety of places.
Once we reached this bridge, we stopped to take a break, wade in the stream, and then return back to the car.
We had a great time at Falls of Lana. What a beautiful place to explore, and we would love to go back to explore more.
I recommend “Waterfalls of New England”, which was a great resource this summer.