Moosalamoo national recreation area

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Moosalamoo (pronounced moose-ah-la-moo) is derived from the Abenaki word “Mozalômo” meaning “moose call, song or sound”

Area Info

The Moosalamoo NRA can be accessed by the gateway communities of Brandon, Middlebury and Rochester, Vermont and is an easy half-day drive from Albany, Boston, Hartford, Montreal, and New York City. 

Trails can be accessed from several locations. Popular trailheads include:

  • Falls of Lana/Silver Lake off VT Route 53 in Salisbury near Lake Dunmore and Branbury State Park
  • Silver Lake via Goshen Trail from Forest Road (FR) 27 in Goshen
  • Oak Ridge Trail off VT Route 125, East Middlebury
  • Moosalamoo and North Branch Trails near Moosalamoo Campground from FR 24 in Goshen
  • Minnie Baker Trail off VT Route 53 in Leicester
  • Leicester Hollow Trail via Fay Road (FR 40) in Goshen

Getting Here

By Air

  • The nearest airport is Rutland, about a 40-minute drive. There are three flights daily to/from Rutland (RUT) and Boston's Logan Airport (BOS) via Cape Air.  Flight time is less than an hour.  
  • Burlington International Airport (BTV) is served by several national and regional carriers. Burlington is about a 75-minute drive from Brandon. 
  • Rental cars are available at both airports.

By Train

  • The nearest train station is in Rutland which is served by Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express, originating from New York City. The journey takes about five and a half hours. Check with Amtrak for schedules and ticket prices. 
  • Amtrak service will extend to Middlebury, Vergennes and Burlington in either 2021 or 2022. 


Moosalamoo Association is grateful for support from its members and many local businesses.


Stewardship Provided By:



Benefactors, Supporters & Friends
Addison County Regional Planning Commission, Brandon Inn, IPJ Real Estate, Lilac Inn, Middlebury Natural Food Cooperative, Moosalamoo Ultra Race, National Bank of Middlebury, Olivia's Croutons, Omya, Two Brothers Tavern, Vermont Association of Snow Travelers, Vermont Sun Fitness Centers, Visual Learning Systems, Whittaker Real Estate, Wonder Walks.


Moosalamoo Association is a registered 501(c)(3).

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Moosalamoo Association
P.O. Box 148
Brandon, VT  05733

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