Hear Me Roar

GPS: 43.042839 -73.102473

Roaring Brook can be counted among the most photogenic streams in New England. It runs along Kelly Stand Road between Arlington and West Wardsboro, Vermont, surrounded by the natural beauty of Green Mountain National Forest.

Kelly Stand Road follows the brook for six miles, so there are untold opportunities for photography in these parts. The road itself is a well-groomed dirt road with a generous parking area two miles from the west entrance on the Arlington side.

The best months to photograph Roaring Brook are May and October, preferably under overcast skies. Wildflowers can be found near the boulder-filled brook in spring, while yellow and crimson trees adorn its banks during peak foliage in early October.

You may want to bring tall boots or waders if you come here, as the best compositions often involve standing in the brook. And do walk gingerly to avoid the slippery rocks.

The best way to reach Roaring Brook is from South Road off Route 7 in East Arlington. Take South Road to the end and then turn right on Kansas Road. Kelly Stand Road is a right turn over the bridge. Drive two miles to the parking area, and start walking.

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