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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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San Rafael
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107 reviews 107 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Good place for a short walk beside the gorge thru pretty trees - 0.4 miles one way - down hill then back up. Interesting views of the road bridge over the gorge on the way. The rocks beside the river at the bottom of the path are pretty uneven so wear your walking shoes or boots.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
69 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We were here at peak Fall color, and it was incredible! The walk on the trail to the visitors center was so pretty and the air smelled so clean! There is a steeper walk which I did not take, but others in my party did and their photos of the dam were beautiful. Later in the day, we were crossing... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Quechee Gorge is well worth the stop. Parking is available at both ends of the bridge so you needn't be concerned about driving over the bridge before you decide to stop. The bridge is small with pedestrian walkways on both sides. There are shops on the eastern side where you can also find trails through the woods down that side... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The view from the bridge overlooking the gorge was magnificent! There are lovely walks down the gorge walls and around the state park as well.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

A chance to stretch your legs for a hike down to the base of the gorge for a view from the bottom (take your camera/phone for some great shots). For those not interested/unable to make the hike, the view from the bridge (pedestrian walk on both sides) is equally wonderful. Little snack bar next to gift shop can provide a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We were staying in Rutland, Vermont a couple of days and browsed some Internet sites for nearby attractions. When I saw the site that said "Vermont's Little Grand Canyon," I put it on our "to do list." It was a wonderful discovery and evidently a popular attraction due to the number of people there. With the changing color of the... More

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Boston, MA
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Beautiful view from the bridge (free parking and visitors center) and there are various short routes to hike to get nearer to the gorge and the dam. Doesn't take a long time for visit but nice to stop as you're passing through the area.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were just driving around Quechee after visiting the Cabot store and found the gorge. It was the best accidental find of our trip. We took a walk by the gorge and it was beautiful. It was one of the highlights of our trip

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Michigan
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108 reviews 108 reviews
35 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We visited the Quechee Gorge this week when in VT seeing the fall colors. My 85 yr old dad decided to stay in the car and rest while my husband and I make the walk down to the bottom of the gorge. It was only about a 25-30 minute round trip walk and I did not have hiking shoes, just... More

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Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Quechee Gorge is worth the hike along a well maintained trail. A easy way to see a natural wonder!

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