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Top 5 Waterfalls for Your Vermont Elopement

Waterfalls are a magical part of Vermont's stunning landscape and make a beautiful backdrop for an elopement. Vermont is filled with waterways that wind their way through mountainous landscapes with waterfalls at every twist and turn. If you are planning to elope in Vermont, let one of the gorgeous waterfalls be your backdrop. Not only are waterfalls visually stunning, but they will also bring a sense of magic, wonder and awe to your special day. Not to mention, the beautiful sounds of water rushing will create a sense of peace and calm on your elopement day. Today we are sharing the top 5 waterfalls for your Vermont elopement.

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Vermont's Most Scenic Waterfalls

Texas Falls

Texas Falls are located near Hancock, Vermont. The 1 mile loop takes about 30 minutes and is moderately challenging. The falls are easily accessible-- just a short walk from the large parking lot! These falls are also dog friendly (on leash), family-friendly and wheelchair accessible with a bridge leading to beautiful fall views. If you are looking for an easy-going adventure with beautiful views and without all the hassle, Texas Falls are just what you're looking for. This trail is popular for hiking, fishing and snowshoeing so you can expect other visitors unless you choose early morning, evening or off season times. The trails are nicely maintained and suitable for hikers of all ages. Springtime can be muddy so be sure to come prepared!

Warren Falls

Warren Falls are another easy in and out option with just a short .1 mile walk to a beautiful waterfall. Fast water, deep swimming pools, high cliffs are all stunning features of Warren Falls. Added bonus, commence your elopement ceremony with an exhilarating cliff jumping or a refreshing dip in the deep pools! Bring your furry friends along on leash!

Vermont engagement session at Warren Falls

Hamilton Falls

Hamilton Falls is a beautiful waterfall in Jamaica State Park. Cobb Brook weaves down through the falls creating gorgeous pot holes to explore. The hike is about 7 miles long round trip with about 2 miles of flat hiking to begin, before the final accent uphill for about 1.5 miles. Be prepared for a parking fee upon entering the park. Springtime is often the best time for the falls as there is more water making them active and lively. Be sure to make the final trek to the top for the best views of the falls. This is a beautiful and rewarding hike that would make a wonderful elopement adventure.
*UPDATE SUMMER 2024: Jamaica State Park was heavily impacted by the flooding in the summer of 2023. Be sure to check their website for updates on trail closures.

Moss Glen Falls

Located just 5 minutes from the historic village of Stowe is Moss Glen Falls. The Moss Glen Falls are only a quarter-mile from the trailhead and a quick 20 minute trek there and back. There are two ways to climb the falls. The trail to the left at the base of the falls is a bit more rugged, but has the best views of the falls. The trail to the right brings you to the top of the falls. You can continue the hike past the falls which takes 2-3 hours (5 miles total). This trail is considered moderately challenging. Again be careful of slippery rocks and mud, especially during the spring and after storms. This a popular hike so expect to have other travelers around and dogs are permitted on leash.

Bingham Falls 

Bingham Falls Trail is a 0.5 mile out-and-back trail near Stowe, Vermont. This 20 minute hike provides magical and beautiful views of the falls and is best from June through October. Bring your furry friends (on leash) and kids along for wedding day is you please. This is a popular trail so expect crowds especially during the busy season and busier times of the day. If you are seeking intimacy and privacy for your ceremony it is recommended to plan your ceremony during early morning or later evening to avoid the crowds. This trail is fairly easy to hike, but if you choose to hike down to the river be prepared for a steep descent.

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Be sure to respect the Leave No Trace guidelines while enjoying Vermont's waterfalls. We want to keep these outdoor spaces clean, safe and accessible for use for years to come!

Waterfalls are beautiful, stunning natural features that are plentiful in Vermont. Make your elopement day in Vermont extra special by saying your "I do's" to the hum of rushing water and scenic landscapes.

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