Warren Falls, Vermont


We went on a road trip this summer to explore a bunch of waterfalls in Vermont.  We had heard the Warren Falls is supposed to be one of the best waterfalls for exploring and swimming in the area, so it was among the top on our list.

Warren Falls is located in Central Vermont off Route 100.  We used Google Maps to get there, and had no problem finding the falls.  There is a well-marked parking lot and a decent number of parking spots – maybe 15-20.  We arrived midday and had to wait for a spot, but it wasn’t too long before someone left.  There are signs that warn you to park in designated spots only.

There is a trailhead at the parking lot with information.

Warren Falls Swimming Hole, Vermont

Walking from the parking lot to the falls is not far.  The parking area is closer to the larger, upper part of the falls.  You can just about see the river from the trails, so it isn’t much of a walk.

Warren Falls Swimming Hole, Vermont

We wandered around a bit, deciding where we wanted to start off.

Warren Falls Swimming Hole, Vermont

On a hot summer day, the falls were busy.  I would recommend if you are going on a hot day, and especially on the weekends, get there early!

Warren Falls Swimming Hole, Vermont

Despite the crowds, we started exploring and found several places to swim.

Warren Falls Swimming Hole, Vermont

The water is beautiful, and there are places to swim out or jump in.

Warren Falls Swimming Hole, Vermont

My daughter had a blast jumping in off the cliffs.  We are always very careful about this, making sure the water is deep enough and doesn’t have any branches or other obstacles in it.


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For younger kids, there are plenty of shallow areas and “potholes” amongst the rocks.

Warren Falls Swimming Hole, Vermont

The kids had fun swimming around in the pools.

Warren Falls Swimming Hole, Vermont

There are lots of spots to climb, just be careful and watch your step and be careful on the rocks.

Warren Falls Swimming Hole, Vermont

Warren Falls Swimming Hole, Vermont

The kids also enjoyed swimming where the water creates a bubbly pool.

Warren Falls Swimming Hole, Vermont

Warren Falls Swimming Hole, Vermont

We have been to many swimming holes, and the water was nice here.  Even in late August, the water levels were still sufficient for plenty of jumping in and swimming.

Warren Falls Swimming Hole, Vermont


It started to clear out a little in the afternoon.

Warren Falls Swimming Hole, Vermont

These photos don’t capture just how beautiful it is around Warren Falls.

Warren Falls Swimming Hole, Vermont

What a great place to visit and swim.  I definitely recommend Warren Falls, and would suggest getting there early on hot summer days!

I recommend “Waterfalls of New England”, which was a great resource this summer, and helped us on our journey to see lots of waterfalls.

Also be sure to check out our other Vermont destinations and Vermont hikes!

By | 2018-10-24T23:25:35+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Travel|10 Comments

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  1. Jenn @ EngineerMommy October 15, 2018 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    We visited VT last summer and had a great time. The parks were so scenic and beautiful. I would love to visit Warren Falls one day!

  2. surya October 15, 2018 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    Such a cool article, I like the way you presented the information. It is so fun to read as you go through on your trip. 🙂

  3. Trina @ The Mommyhood Life October 15, 2018 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    Ohhh these pics have me homesick! I am from Mass. and spent all my summers up north, now that I’m living in Florida it is such a different lifestyle to get used to.

  4. Debra Pearlstein October 16, 2018 at 6:11 am - Reply

    We live in MA, not far from Vermont and I didn’t know these falls were there. We’ll be taking road trips to see the foliage and want to stop by there now! Just gorgeous.

  5. Ruth I October 16, 2018 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    This place looks so cool! I bet the water is refreshing and the experience is fun.

  6. Cindy Gordon October 16, 2018 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    That is an awesome spot for the summer. I wish there was something like that near me!

  7. Amy h October 17, 2018 at 3:15 am - Reply

    Looks like everyone had a fun trip! I have not been to Vermont yet, but if I do get to go, I know one place I want to stop

  8. Lynn October 17, 2018 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Looks like a great place to have fun indeed. Those rock formations are amazing. I would like to see them up close.

  9. Denise October 24, 2018 at 10:18 am - Reply

    I have always wanted to go up north. This looks alot like some of the falls we’ve seen in Oregon. I’ll have to keep this on my wish list when I finally get up there. I looks beautiful!

  10. Amy October 24, 2018 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    This sounds so lovely and like so much fun!! It looks beautiful. I will definitely have to check it out if I’m ever in the area.

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