Falls of Lana and Silver Area Lake Trails
|Length: Variable||Feature: Lake, Waterfall, Multi-use Recreation Area|
|Max. Elev. Change: Variable||USGS Map: East Middlebury & Brandon Quad|
|Amount of use: Low - Moderate||Difficulty Level: Moderate|
|Average Trip time: Variable||Use restrictions: No motorized vehicles|
Falls of Lana and Silver Lake: The trail follows an old carriage road from the Falls of Lana parking lot uphill to past the Falls of Lana, which are viewable from the trail. Follow the carriage road to Silver Lake and continue to the junction with Leicester Hollow at 1.6 miles. The trail goes uphill all the way and is fairly step from Route 53 to Silver Lake. The maximum elevation change is 850 feet.
Goshen Trail: The trail begins at the Goshen Parking lot on FR 27 at a gated road. The trail crests a low ridge and passes under a power line. Continuing through the woods, the trail turns right at a junction with the Ridge Trail, and connects with the Leicester Hollow Trail just south of Silver Lake Campground at 0.6 miles. Maximum elevation change is 270 feet.
Rocky Point Trail: The trail junctions at both Leicester Hollow Trail, south of Silver Lake Campground, and Silver Lake north of the picnic site. The trail follows around Silver Lake, leaving the lake to meet up with Chandler Ridge Trail, and then continuing again along the lake at 1.6 miles.
Please practice Leave No Trace ethics, such as carry out what you carry in.
Silver Lake Trailhead and Parking/Falls of Lana:
From Middlebury, follow Route 7 to its intersection with Route 53/Lake Dunmore Road. Turn left on to Route 53 traveling for 3.9 miles. Parking is on the left.
From Rochester, follow Route 100 south to the junction of Route 73. Take Rte. 73 west for 14 miles to Route 53. Turn right onto Route 53 and travel for 5.5 miles. Parking is on the right.
Goshen Trail Parking:
From Middlebury, travel south on Route 7 to the junction of Route 125. Travel east on Route 125 for 6.8 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 32. Follow FR 32 for 6.8 miles and turn right onto Silver Lake Road (FR 27). Follow Silver Lake Road for 2.2 miles to the parking lot at the end.
From Rochester, travel south on Route 100 to the junction of Route 73. Travel west on Route 73 for 12.5 miles. Turn right on Town Hill Road and follow it for 0.6 miles. Take the first left onto Carlisle Hill Road, then right to stay on Carlisle Hill Road for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto Silver Lake Road/FR 27 for 2.1 miles to parking lot at end.
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