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Ottaquechee River

Woodstock, VT
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Woodstock
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: River that runs through Woodstock.
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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

gorgeous view from the bridge, is even better from the bottom. especially during the fall. it's only about a 10-15 min walk.

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Alameda, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The river runs through the town of Woodstock. The colors of autumn is on display along its shores. The old wooden covered bridge over the river is so quaint.

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It's a river that welcomes people to park the car on the road and jump in! If you don't see any easy access to the river, keep driving and you'll definitely find one!

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Beautiful scenic river. View it from the covered bridge in Woodstock or from Quechee Gorge. Another lovely place to view the river is from the backyard of the Woodstock Historical Society.

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Las Vegas, NV
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This scenic gorge is beautiful in the rain, snow or sunshine. Watch for traffic while viewing the river from the bridge. A small shopping and antique store nearby completes the visit.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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334 reviews 334 reviews
206 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We followed this river for many miles and were delighted by its tranquillity as it passed through Woodstock and the neighbouring towns. We were especially fascinated by all the covered bridges; Taftsville etc, many of which were damaged in 2011 by Huricane Irene in 2011, but which have now been faithfully restored. A lovely, very attractive area.

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East Anglia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

There's something about the Ottaquechee River that gets under your skin - it is so merry, it skips and dances over the stones. You can drive along it for beautiful mile after beautiful mile. We just loved it to bits.

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Plymouth, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

What a gorgeous area ! The gorge is fantastic, and the traffic controls allow people to come and go safely across the highway ! Don't miss this if you're in the area !

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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

After a couple year hiatus, my daughter and I visited our favorite flyfishing spots on the Ottaquechee. While still scenic from a distance, major storms and other factors have apparently taken their toll. The riparian zones seem bare, sediment covers the river bed and has greatly diminished insect activity. It feels like one is wading in a drainage ditch. Really... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Great views of the gorge from the bridge and from the base of the gorge. Great antiques mall and toy museum. Vermont Spirits is also a must see.

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