The Entrance to The Donahue Sea Caves in Burlington, Vermont. Photo by Mike Luoma.

Revisiting Land-Locked Sea Caves

A Return to The Donahue Sea Caves in Burlington, Vermont’s Intervale

Mike Luoma
3 min readFeb 8, 2022

--

There’s something inherently cool about someplace in Vermont you can only visit in winter because you have to walk across ice to get there.

New for 2022 — with More Ice. The Donahue Sea Caves in Burlington, Vermont. Photo by Mike Luoma.

Such is the case with The Donahue Sea Caves in Burlington, Vermont. After a recent stretch of cold weather this winter, I headed down to see if the way was clear. I’d visited a couple of times last winter, shared here on Medium:

This year? The path there was fine, fully frozen and well-trodden.

Heading down through Arthur Park to The Donahue Sea Caves in Burlington, Vermont. Photo by Mike Luoma.

But inside the caves, the floor remained mostly open water, and I couldn’t get too far back into the cavern’s interior. Still, I thought it was worth sharing a look inside this unique space.

It’s remarkable to stand inside and take in the wild colors, the icicles, the rounded shapes, the dripping water and the general atmosphere.

Inside The Donahue Sea Caves in Burlington, Vermont. Photo by Mike Luoma.

Which you have to enjoy in short bursts, while you can. No chance for lengthy reveries here. It’s a popular stop as folks walk around outdoors in Burlington on better winter days, and…

--

--

Mike Luoma

Author, Podcaster, Radio Host & Music Director, Explorer, Researcher, Science Fiction & Comic Book Creator. From Vermont.