Roaring Branch River

Roaring Branch River
(seasonal, swimming)

Another favorite with the locals, the Roaring Branch features a rocky “beach” area, several small pools that are suitable for kids, and one deeper pool that is deep enough for submersing. The river flows right down from the Green Mountains and is incredibly cold, even in the summer. There is ample parking right on Route 9 and enough room to spread out. Weekends can be quite busy here, especially in the late afternoon.

This is a “leave no trace” National Forest Area… please pack out all trash!

Directions: Head east on Route 9 for 2.7 miles or until you pass the Woodford/Bennington town line sign. You will see a parking area on the right. Take a short trail through the woods to the swimming area.