Cox Brook Cascades


Cox Brook Cascades is a beautiful gently sloping waterfall in Northfield, Vermont. The waterfall has a total height of nearly 15 feet and it can be found along Cox Brook. Cox Brook features pretty solid water flow year-round but flows strongest during the spring when the snow is thawing. For this reason, the falls are best to visit during the spring months to see them roaring. That said, the falls are fun to admire any given day of the year.

The waterfall itself drops over a series of cascades. At the base of the falls is a wonderful number of small clear pools. Each is beautiful and would be perfect for swimming. Sadly, the waterfall is technically located on private property. For this reason, no swimming is legally allowed, but some locals have been known to take a dip here from time to time.

Despite the falls being on private property, great views can be had right from the road. Visitors can pull over on the side of Cox Brook Road to admire and photograph the waterfall. Be sure to also check out the nearby covered bridges just a few hundred feet away. The waterfall is situated right between the historic Upper Cox Brook Covered Bridge and Lower Cox Brook Covered Bridge.


Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 15 feet
  • Type: Cascades
  • Water Source: Cox Brook
  • Swimming: Not allowed – but locals have been known to swim at the falls

Cox Brook Cascades Location

  • Park: Falls are located on private property, but can be seen right from the roadside
  • Address: Cox Brook Road
  • Town: Northfield
  • State: Vermont
  • GPS: 44.173260, -72.654478
  • Parking Notes: Parking is available on the side of the road right next to the waterfall.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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