MILL RIVER FALLS - GEORGIA, VERMONT
The 10' plunge of Mill River Falls into the small gorge.
Description: The pine woods of Georgia feature the meandering Mill River as it approaches Lake Champlain. The river, however, encounters a small gorge that it has carved tremendously over time. The river plunges 10' in an extremely strong burst into the gorge. Inside the small gorge, there are potholes and smooth circular carvings, that demonstrate the power of the water over geologic time. This is a very seasonal waterfall, which thunders in the spring, and is reduced to a trickle in the summer. This fall also serves as a major impediment to any fish that move up the river from the lake.
The complete scenery around Mill River Falls, showing the pine woods, and the unique small gorge.
A side-view of the falls, highlighting the massive erosion this river has carved into the bedrock.
Chris Hungerford © 2009