Upper Mill Brook Falls


Upper Mill Brook Falls is a captivating waterfall and awesome swimming hole located in Danby, Vermont. The waterfall drops about 10 feet in total and it can be found along Mill Brook. Mill Brook features pretty solid water flow year-round, but it often flows strongest during spring when the snow melts. For this reason, the months of May and June are recommended for visitors hoping to see the falls roaring. That said, Upper Mill Brook Falls is a great spot to visit year-round.

The waterfall itself drops in a unique block formation. At the base of the falls is a huge round pool. This pool is deep and often clear enough for swimming in. On warm summer days, locals often flock to the waterfall to enjoy its swimming hole.

When it comes to accessibility, it is super easy to get to Upper Mill Brook Falls. Visitors can park in the dedicated parking area located right off Brook Road. From the parking area, the falls are just a few hundred feet away. It should be noted that this waterfall is on private property, but respectful visitors seem to be welcome. If you do encounter a “No Trespassing” sign, be sure to not enter and also message us so we can update this page. As of 2023, visitors seem okay.

Ultimately, this is an epic waterfall, and exploring it is a wonderful family-friendly, and dog-friendly activity!


Waterfall Specs

  • Height: 10 feet
  • Type: Block
  • Water Source: Mill Brook
  • Swimming: Great¬†

Upper Mill Brook Falls Location

  • Park: Located on private property, but respectful visitors have long been welcomed
  • Address: Brook Road
  • Town: Danby
  • State: Vermont
  • GPS: 43.340826, -73.039000
  • Parking Notes: There is a dirt parking area for the waterfall located right off Brook Road.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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