Black River trib (Branch Brook - Buttermilk Falls)

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Buttermilk Falls Road

Ludlow , VT
Longitude/Latitude: -72.727067 / 43.435899

A picturesque series of cascades tucked away in the Okemo State Forest just off Route 103, Buttermilk Falls has been officially sponsored by the Okemo Mountain Resort for the 2013 monitoring season.  As part of the Adopt-the-River program initiated by the Black River Action Team, a trained volunteer collects a water sample every week from Branch Brook above the falls, and transports it for delivery to Endyne Labs in Lebanon, NH.  Results are posted within 48 hours on a large sign at the falls, to better inform visitors about the general health and safety of this gorgeous swimming hole.

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How Do I Get There?

From Route 103 out of Ludlow, look for Buttermilk Falls Road just after the junction of 100N and 103.  Turn onto Buttermilk Falls Rd, go about 1.4 miles; look for a dirt pull-off on the right with large boulders.  Follow a network of woodland paths to a series of cascading falls and pools.  Can be steep at times, slippery when damp.

This Site Is Monitored By:

Black River Action Team

This site is sampled every Wednesday morning by Mike Doran, BRAT volunteer and employee of Okemo Mountain Resort, during the swimming season; samples are brought to the Ludlow wastewater treatment facility for transport to the Endyne Lab in Lebanon, NH.  Results are received, graphed, and posted on a sign at the falls within 48 hours.

This Site Is Sponsored By:

None available on this tributary.