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Quechee Gorge, Quechee

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#1 of 75 in Nature in Vermont
Must see · Canyon · Geologic Formation
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Dubbed "Vermont's Little Grand Canyon," Quechee Gorge features hikes down into the canyon or up to the bordering waterfalls for views of the surrounding area. Fish and canoe in the river, hike one of the marked trails, and go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in the winter. You'll have the option to cross the gorge using the suspension bridge or use the pedestrian walkways on both sides. Take time to climb along the boulders beside the river at the bottom of the path. Be sure to wear walking shoes or boots since the rocks can be uneven and slippery. Put Quechee Gorge on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Quechee day trip planning app.
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  • The beautiful gorge is worth the hike. It’s steep but short Worth every step. The view is lovely. If not able to hike. Walk the bridge on rt4. These views are also spectacular and much easier 
    The beautiful gorge is worth the hike. It’s steep but short Worth every step. The view is lovely. If not able to hike. Walk the bridge on rt4. These views are also spectacular and much easier  more »
  • Stopped off here travelling between the Green and White Mountains. Simple stunning. 2 lovely walks up or down the gorge (easy travel) and a road bridge safe for pedestrians to overlook the fantastic.....  more
    Stopped off here travelling between the Green and White Mountains. Simple stunning. 2 lovely walks up or down the gorge (easy travel) and a road bridge safe for pedestrians to overlook the fantastic.....  more »
  • The main hike along the gorge is pretty short and there are very few real viewing spots along the way. Once you get to the bottom of the hill there was a path that leads down to the water. The water.....  more
    The main hike along the gorge is pretty short and there are very few real viewing spots along the way. Once you get to the bottom of the hill there was a path that leads down to the water. The water.....  more »
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  • This is an amazing sight to behold any time of the year. But if you go during the leaf peeping season you will find it difficult to maintain personal space. With that said it's still worth going to see. Parking is abundant but you will have to walk to get a good view. If you take the trail to the lower end of the gorge, it will consume about an hour of time and it's all up hill on the way back. So people with bad knees or problems walking long distance should probably experience the gorge from the bridge. The upper end can be driven to and a short walk to the dam. There are some bathrooms but things these days are weird and I can't understand why a bathroom would be closed but they are. Paved and gravel parking with plenty of handicapped access.
  • There is a spot on the bridge to look out and take pictures. However, I'd highly recommend doing the walking paths if you get the chance. They aren't too bad of hike and provide some beautiful views of the dam and gorge.
  • Vermont's deepest gorge was formed by glaciers about 13,000 years ago. A trail leads through the woods beside the rim to the bottom of the gorge, where you can see the lower part of it from water level. The trail downstream (Ottauquechee River) is well maintained with few benches to Sit and relax - especially while returning back. Overall it takes around an hour to and fro. We visited in summer but many fellow reviewers have posted pics of fall season that was also looking so beautiful. There is a nearby gift shop offering some good VT souvenirs.
  • Nice, short, moderate trail with beautiful views.
  • A breathtaking experience. See the Gorge, and go through the park. It’s worth it!

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