BINGHAM FALLS - STOWE, VERMONT
The lower plunge leading into the beautiful emerald pool.
Description: The Waterbury River undergoes a major journey through the gorges and waterfalls at Bingham Falls. The upper falls are small but have many pronounced hollowed out boulders from the massive force of the water. The upper viewpoint lets you look down into the very deep gorge and middle falls. A short hike down the trail leads you to the grand finale: the lower falls and blue-green pool. The bottom plunge is quite spectacular, roughly 30' in height, coming out of a narrow chute. The minerals in the surrounding rocks give the pool its beautiful emerald color. The bottom pool is used for swimming, but be careful of the current in higher water. Be sure to also visit Moss Glen Falls across town if you are in Stowe. These two waterfalls were featured on the WCAX Destination Recreation feature in July '09.
The middle falls in the deep gorge.
Rapids below the bottom falls and pool.
The upper pool and carved out rocks at Bingham Falls.
A small falls above the gorge with swirling currents.
An overview of the gorge. It is much deeper than this picture reveals.
The WCAX team of Keagan Harsha (background, behind antenna) and Joe Carroll (foreground) that produced the Destination Recreation special about Vermont Waterfalls, seen at Bingham Falls. A
special thanks to them for their interest in spreading the word about the great waterfalls in Vermont!
Chris Hungerford © 2009