It takes a little bit of time and effort to see Lye Brook Falls in Manchester.
While visiting southern Vermont over the weekend, Dave and I took an impromptu hike to the 125-foot waterfall located deep in woods of the Green Mountain National Forest. Even though I was wearing flip-flops, a T-shirt and capri pants, we decided to give it a try.
Lye Brook is the longest waterfall hike in the state. Half-way through our 2.3-mile trek to the falls, we decided to keep going despite my poor choice of footwear. We walked along rock beds, tip-toed through chilly streams, and navigated narrow trails before finally reaching the falls. Needless to say, the hike was worth it.
Thanks to my friends at Vermont Life for suggesting this wonderful waterfall hike in the magazine's summer issue. Next time, I'll just have to remember to wear trail shoes.