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”


Swimming & Boating

There are many places to enjoy swimming and boating in the Moosalamoo NRA--Silver Lake and Goshen Dam (aka Sugar Hill Reservoir) are popular destinations.

  • Silver Lake is a mile-long lake, about 600 feet above Lake Dunmore, that can be accessed only on foot or bike. You can carry your canoe, kayak or paddleboard in from the parking area at the end of Silver Lake Road (FR 27). No motors are allowed. There's a small beach to wade and splash. Leashed dogs are welcome. 
  • Goshen Dam/Sugar Hill Reservoir is a 15-acre body of water with depths of approximately 25-30 feet.  There is a boat launch and fishing dock (both are universally accessible), and paddling opportunities with views of Worth Mountain and Gillepse Peak.
  • Branbury State Park is located within a half-mile of the Silver Lake/Falls of Lana trailhead on VT Route 53. Branbury has a large sandy beach, concessions, boat access and boat rentals. 
  • Falls of Lana, where the Sucker Brook tumbles down steeply to Lake Dunmore, offers some nice spots to cool off for the adventurous.
  • Lake Pleiad, while not quite within the boundaries of Moosalamoo NRA, is a small, secluded alpine lake located off the Long Trail just south of Middlebury Gap.



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


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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, Two Brothers Tavern, Vermont Association of Snow Travelers, Vermont Sun Fitness Centers, Visual Learning Systems, Whittaker Real Estate, Wonder Walks.


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Brandon, VT  05733

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