The thickness of the canopy has decreased. There is much more colorful leaf cover on the forest floor than the last time I visited. There is more gray area around the bedrock features than last week, when there was a good amount of green vegetation along the walls. There is no clear evidence of wildlife in my place that I have noticed so far.


My place is quiet and densely forested with thin, young trees. A few paces away are dramatic bedrock features that line the Winooski river. You can hear water softly flowing from my place. Species include Red Oak, Norway Maple, Buckthorn, Basswood and ferns.

Salmon Hole Park is an intersection of nature, culture, and industry. It is an extremely diverse buffer zone to the Winooski river. If you look one way, there are unobstructed views of the river and forested area that make you forget you’re standing 50 feet away from a heavily developed area.


To get to Salmon Hole Park, take East Avenue down to Colchester and make a right. Take a hairpin turn onto Riverside Avenue. The entrance I take is past the bike rack, down a set of wooden stairs.