Salmon Hole Park & Riverwalk Trail

Salmon Hole Park & Riverwalk Trail

Located off of Riverside Avenue in Burlington, just before the bridge to the City of Winooski, Salmon Hole, a 6 acre park, gets its name from the spawning salmon that gather in the swirling pool below the Winooski One Hydrodam. This park offers an interesting history in geology. The rippled rocks speak of the water currents that covered the land about 500 million years ago. The velocity of the water shows itself in the striations seen in the cliff-side. Small holes can be identified in the rocks as worm holes, one of the most advanced species of their time. If you follow the Riverwalk Trail along the Winooski River, the trail will take you all the way to a viewing area off of Intervale Road.

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View of the Winooski River from the parking lot at Salmon Hole Park off of Riverside Avenue in Burlington.