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Fantastic three season hike

Beautiful view, definitely picture worthy. Not a hard hike during three seasons, but can be icy in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lexington, Massachusetts
A must visit if you're in the area

The Gorge is an interesting natural area, and a must stop if you're traveling through the area... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Martha R
White River Junction, Vermont
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Locals think of this 165-foot gap as "Vermont's Grand Canyon."
Route 4, Quechee, Hartford, VT
+1 802-295-1550
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful view, definitely picture worthy. Not a hard hike during three seasons, but can be icy in the winter.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gorge is an interesting natural area, and a must stop if you're traveling through the area. The stores are a tourist trap, but the hiking trails are worth a day out in the woods. The bridge over the gorge has a new, and, sadly,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Martha R
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

One of nature’s wonders. Unfortunately we visited during the winter and were not able to hike the trails nor even make our way down. It snowed the night before and it just wasn’t safe enough for us to do. We will definitely be back in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

We went here as a side trip off the 100 and whilst we were not disappointed we were not overwhelmed either. It is very busy with Coach tours, for some reason the tours think Woodstock and this gorge are the epitome of New England in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I had never been to Quechee Gorge, although I had driven by on many occasions. Finally, we made the effort to stop at the Visitors Center, which is just before the bridge. We got a map and walked up to the dam overlook, then back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed November 6, 2018

stopped in to walk the bridge on recent trip to Woodstock, VT. stopped in to the Visitors Center also, which is a very friendly take. Recommend this entire area highly.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Quechee is beautiful but not a destination. If you stop, take time to hike down to the reservoir and the bottom of the gorge. It only takes about 1/2 hr and is well worth the short hike. Otherwise 10 minutes is enough time to look...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steven W
Reviewed October 30, 2018

We saw someone describing this as Vermont's Grand Canyon. No - it is not. It is a nice enough river gorge which you need to see from the bridge as the walk along the edge - at least the bit we did - has the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

This is a pretty gorge. There is a nice path along it with great photo ops. Lots of tourists, even in the rain, but worth a stop if you’re in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hallidaysa
Reviewed October 25, 2018

We passed the Quechee Gorge on our way to our campground. you can park right next to the bridge and walk over it to get a good view; there is also a trail right next to it. the sunset was great. we went there a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Carin S
October 5, 2018|
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Response from Evann728 | Reviewed this property |
I saw dogs on the leash crossing the bridge. I assume they are allowed down on the trails - did not see any no dog sign. I would recommend you bring a poop bag if needed to keep the areas clean. enjoy! it must be superb with... More
September 12, 2018|
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Many folks there with dogs
Travel Forum Posts
Corn guy in Quechee (6 Replies)
For years there was this guy named Norm who roasted corn on the cob near Quechee Gorge on a stone pit he built himself. About 4 years ago I had heard he had to stop because apparently the state wouldn't let him continue since he had no license to serve food there. Does anyone know if Norm is still around and if he is doing this anywhere else in the area? The corn was out of this world and we've missed having it every summer!!
July 24, 2010|
Response fromDavidbignose!|
JustCurious44, I think you mean Fool on the Hill and it finally closed last year and is still for sale...so perhaps you could buy it and revive the tradition....with a licence!
I need some input from locals... (13 Replies)
I have wanted to visit Vermont since I used to watch the flyover scene during the theme song of Newhart back in the 1980's. (Does such a place even exist?) I am attending a conference in Providence in late June and am going to come up 2 days early to visit. I will be traveling solo. (My wife and I spent a week in New Hampshire and Maine followed by 2 days in Boston 25 years ago.) The 3-4 hour drive from PVD to Vermont is not a problem. I drive double that distance round trip 4-5 Saturdays...More
May 20, 2016|
Response fromtntands|
Also, what is the Mt Mansfield toll road like? How steep are the grades and is there room for 2 cars to pass? I have driven many mountain roads and loved them. Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mtn NP, Tioga Pass near Yosemite and numerous passes in the southern Appalachian Mts were all fun. The Mt. Washington road was a different story. I was pumped up and motivated to drive it on our first attempt. The summit was fogged in, so we returned to North Conway. We met a local who advised us to just take...More
Quechee Gorge or Coolidge State park??? (2 Replies)
We have only a few days to spend in Vermont from October 10th to the 14th. We have never been and plan on spending our days exploring as many areas as possible. We are camping and cannot decide which of these two state parks would be better as far as scenery and central location...we do not mind 1-2 hour drives ...any advice appreciated
September 20, 2017|
Response fromswedishivy2013|
Coolidge State Park will be more remote and further from main roads if you intend to use it as a base to travel to other places. Quechee is v close to exit 2 on rte 89 and not far from rte 91, so certainly more convenient as a base, though less remote if you wanted wildness and solitude.