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Beaches - Vermont's Central region

Warren Falls - Warren, VT
Warren Falls

Near VT Route 100 South and Covered Bridge Road Warren, VT Phone:

The Mad River tumbles down a series of boulders and dives into one of the best swimming holes in New England at Warren Falls. The pool at the bottom of the falls is green, clear, and welcoming. Jumps of 10, 15, and 20 feet from the rocks above can be done safely, with normal caution. Lots of people congregate at this falls and swimming hole purely for the pleasure of the leap. Parking is available but limited. No parking fees. Use common sense for safety when jumping. Wait for pool below you to clear of swimmers.
To Get There: From Warren, drive northwest on Fuller Hill Road; make a left turn onto Main Street; make a right turn onto Covered Bridge Road; make a left turn onto VT Router 100 South; watch for the falls on the right a mile down the road.
Kayaking - Lake St. Catherine State Park - Photo Credit VT State Parks
Lake St. Catherine State Park

3034 VT Route 30 South Poultney, VT, 05764 Phone: 802-287-9158

Lake side camping; beach; boating, fishing; boat rentals; pets allowed except in day use area

The park has nice and welcoming picnic and play area and a swimming beach. Non-motor boats are available to rent at the beach concession.
Beach at Camp Plymouth State Park - Photo Credit VT State Parks
Camp Plymouth State Park

2008 Scout Camp Road Ludlow, VT, 05149 Phone: 802-228-2025

One of Vermont’s top parks for paddling; beach; boat rentals; horse camping; walking trails

A large picnic area in this day use-and-camping park has a play area, sandy beach, concessions, and boat rentals.
Open: Memorial Day thru Labor Day, 10am - Sunset.
Beachside Tent - Waterbury Center State Park - Photo Credit VT State Parks
Waterbury Center State Park

177 Reservoir Road Waterbury Center, VT, 05677 Phone: 802-244-1226

One of VT’s top five parks for paddling and boating; also, swimming, fishing; no pets

Waterbury Center State Park is on a peninsula of the Waterbury Reservoir. It is very popular for water sports, swimming, boating, and fishing. Picnic sites, tables, grills, swimming beach, nature trail, trailer boat ramp, boat rentals, concession area and restrooms.
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Beach Kids - Bomoseen State Park - Castleton, VT - Photo Credit Vermont State Parks
Bomoseen State Park

22 Cedar Mountain Road Castleton, VT, 05743 Phone: 802-265-4242

Good for camping, swimming, fishing, boating w/ rentals; pets allowed in campground

The park has a beach for swimming and a picnic area. Also at the swimming beach are a snack bar, rentals of canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and pedal boats.
Half Moon Pond State Park - Photo Credit VT State Parks
Half Moon Pond State Park

1621 Black Pond Road Hubbardton, VT Phone: 802-273-2848

Good park for camping, hiking, boating, paddling, fishing; no day use; pets allowed

Half Moon Pond Park wraps around Half Moon Pond. This is a camping only park and there are no day use opportunities for people other than campers at the park. Two sandy beaches are good for swimming and boating; visitors may rent kayaks, canoes and pedal boats (no motor boats allowed). The pond also has excellent fishing.
Open: Memorial Day thru Columbus Day
Beach at Branbury State Park - Brandon, VT - Photo Credit VT State Parks
Branbury State Park

3570 Lake Dunmore Road (Route 53) Brandon, VT, 05733 Phone: 888-409-7579

Popular for hiking and swimming; pets allowed in day use area and campsites

This park's The 1,000-foot natural sandy beach on Lake Dunmore and the large open grassy areas make the area popular for swimming, sunning, or picnicking. Non-motorized small boats are available for rent.