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Address: Lye Brook Falls Service Road, (Glen Rd., Right at Fork), Manchester, VT
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Fun hike with a nice pay off

The Hike to Lye Brook falls fun. It's almost entirely up hill and very rocky. If you take it at a good pace you'll have a nice work out. Views of the brook are around a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Hike to Lye Brook falls fun. It's almost entirely up hill and very rocky. If you take it at a good pace you'll have a nice work out. Views of the brook are around a few bends on the way and you can hear the falls a good distance from them. The hike is almost entirely in the shade... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It's an hour and a half moderate hike to the falls, easy enough for small children yet challenging enough for most. The trail goes on higher up the mountain for more serious hikers. The falls are pretty, the "sitting" area near the falls is a bit limited and as with most trails to waterfalls attracts a fair number of hikers.

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a pretty trail. The first mile is easy and has a very gently grade. After that, the grade is moderate and rocky. There is no serious climbing involved, and there were a lot of families with children that seemed to have no problem with it. Round trip to falls is 4.6 miles and can be done in 2.5... More 

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Essex, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Came here last fall and it was absolutely stunning. Between the foliage and the falls we were all totally blown away! The hike is a bit long. It's about two miles uphill, but totally worth the it.

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Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great moderate hike in the Green Mountains, with a bonus at the end in the form of the falls themselves, which - at 125 feet - are some of the highest in Vermont. This is not the easy hike, as some guidebooks describe it, since it does have a moderate elevation gain, so may not be suitable for really young... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Lye Brook Falls is a nice moderate hike through the green mountains of Vermont. While the hike is not easy it is also note overly strenuous. The falls are the cascading falls so often found in the mountains, a nice place to take a packed lunch.

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Pomfret, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Anne and I visited the falls for #ThisIsNewEngland. After a 4 hour plus hour drive, we hiked for 4 hours and returned home for a total of a 12 hour day trip. It was worth the trip. Warning, use the bathroom before your start, because they have NO BATHROOMS. For our blog review, see http://www.thisisnewengland.com/2015/07/lye-brook-falls.html The waterfalls will take your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Amazing Hike! This is a beautiful hike! Starting out in Manchester, it feels like you are deep in the forest within minutes. You hike along the Battenkill and the sound of the river is so peaceful. It is a medium difficulty hike. It does have a couple of tricky spots as you get closer to the falls. The falls are... More 

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Beautiful waterfall. Nice hike - not too strenuous. Figure about 2.5 - 3 hours round trip. Don't stand too close to the edge!

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League City
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Mostly uphill trail that is not marked at all. Make sure you have a guidebook because there are none there at all. No facilities or trash cans.

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