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“stunning view!”
Review of Quechee Gorge

Quechee Gorge
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Quechee
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Owner description: Locals think of this 165-foot gap as "Vermont's Grand Canyon."
Sunapee, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“stunning view!”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Just a stunning view of one helluva a drop, not matter what time of year!

Visited August 2011
Thank Margaret M
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Boca Grande, Florida
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“Quechee Gorge os a great hike - or just to see”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

We hike the gorge which is not a long or arduous hike. It is a beautiful spot and the area shops are good

Visited September 2011
1 Thank 3dogsnme
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Grantham, New Hampshire
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“A tiny view of a stream or river ...not much compared to the Grand Canyon AZ”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

nice little view some of the stores nearby give tourist gifts for New England. Love the area especially the area of Quechee and Vermont

Visited March 2012
Thank DorcieMitchell
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“Picturesque gorge, easy walk but muddy!”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

Definitely worth the short hike down the gorge to see the river roar past and wonder at the power of the water cutting through this rock. Probably looks its best either with snow cover or later in the year when the trees are all green. Previous flooding had left a lot of debris along the river and the path, the latter was extremely boggy and difficult to navigate. Wear wellies! The info office said they were about to clear the debris which even included 3 fuel/water? tanks come to rest in an inlet within the woods plus numerous sections of tree, wood, the odd petrol can etc. Much of the woodland appeared to be covered in a mud blanket from the flooding which can be seen hugging the bases of the trees. Anyhow, our tip is to walk back up and continue under the bridge to Deweys Pond - another half hour walk, really pretty and easy terrain. When you are at the top, you are round the corner to the Simon Pearce Restaurant for a great place for lunch/dinner afterwards.

Visited March 2012
4 Thank HaskelUK
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Puts a little wild in your blood.”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

Far from Suburbia, but big enough for a couple hokey tourist shops, is the Quechee Gorge. It is a state park, and offers camping for those interested in a little outdoorsy goodness.

A half mile hike will lead you to the bottom of the gorge, where a river has carved a path through the rock to the bottom of the hill. At this point, you can walk down to the actual stream, and dip your hand into the cold, pure water. If you sit and listen, it's much unlike any highway, in that the water stream is the loudest thing you can hear, even though you are ten minutes away from a busy Vermont country road.

A quick hike upstream will lead you to the dam where the river's strength and flow is being held at bay. There is a sign that says not to throw any rocks, workers are working down below.

I would visit around May, when the air is fresh with the scents of Spring, and the green is ready to really show its true colors. I recommend you could spend a couple hours here, along the way to something else incredible.

Enjoy your stay.

Visited March 2012
5 Thank Timothy K
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