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Quechee Gorge

Route 4, Quechee, Hartford, VT
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Quechee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking
Description: Locals think of this 165-foot gap as "Vermont's Grand Canyon."
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Manlius, NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I tend to be quite tentative around heights, so the view off the bridge over the gorge was both beautiful and intimidating. It is a LONG way down. Don't forget to check out the view on BOTH sides of the bridge, they are both very different views. The trail that runs along the ridge of the gorge is a easy... More

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Burgaw, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Quechee Gorge is an impressive place to see. I walked down the length of the gorge from the lovely visitor center, and really enjoyed the sights and sounds of the powerful river flowing down the gorge. I was there very early in the morning, around 7 am, and there were only a few visiotrs there at that hour. A great... More

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Cambridge, Ma
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous natural attraction. You can take a moderate hike to the bottom or stroll the bridge. Something for everyone

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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258 reviews 258 reviews
105 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We enjoyed a return visit to this gorge on a return trip to the Northeast. The weather was perfect which made walking around and seeing the gorge a very pleasant time. We had lunch at the shop/restaurant and enjoyed the simple but delicious food. The shop had some nice souvenirs and we were happy to buy Vermont Maple Syrup for... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went to the gorge on a cloudy misty day and we still enjoyed the walk up to the dam, We went out on the peninsular and you could see all of the birds nesting and flying around. If you go make sure you bring your binoculars. Next time we are going to walk down to the bottom

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North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It is not much of a gorge. The walk to the bottom is pretty, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see this.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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167 reviews 167 reviews
71 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nice views. Pretty hike area. There are shops nearby for touristy souvenirs. Go to Simon Pierce for lunch and views of wooden bridge .

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

You can walk down to the bottom of the gorge as well as walk to the other end where the water runs down. The fact that it is free, makes it more enjoyable.

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Merrillville, Indiana
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149 reviews 149 reviews
111 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It was a bit rainy the day I visited Quechee Gorge, so I didn't do any walking along the paths. I did view the gorge atop the bridge. It was a nice view. It's near places to eat, the visitor's center, and some souvenier shops. It's worth a quick visit if in the area.

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Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Quechee Gorge is not the biggest geologic feature in the states but it is well worth the time to stop and either walk the bridge or take the trail to the bottom. They have kept the gorge pristine without the usual commercial interventions so you get a great feel for the Green Mountains. Shops abound in the environs for... More

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