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Quechee Gorge

Route 4, Quechee, Hartford, VT
+1 802-295-1550
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Natural Wonder

A a natural gorge carved out thousands of years ago, but still stunning. You need to slowdown so... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David P
Leominster, Massachusetts
Gorge leading from a lake

Fairly high with a nice view and walkable trails both ways.If you've never seen a gorge, take a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brookline, Massachusetts
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Locals think of this 165-foot gap as "Vermont's Grand Canyon."
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grand canyon” (39 reviews)
“the river” (68 reviews)
“both sides” (37 reviews)
Route 4, Quechee, Hartford, VT
+1 802-295-1550
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Reviewed yesterday

A a natural gorge carved out thousands of years ago, but still stunning. You need to slowdown so you don't miss the parking area.

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fairly high with a nice view and walkable trails both ways.If you've never seen a gorge, take a look, otherwise a one minute stop is enough.

Thank rzamenhof
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful view from the bridge. There is a trail to hike down into the gorge but we did not go as it is steep and I have bad knees.

Thank 944judif
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's pretty breathtaking to say the least. I'm not much of a nature person but this was one of the highlights of our trip to VT.

Thank Mariclare R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from the bridge is nice but overall it's not spectacular. I think the hike down to get in the water would be worth it but stopping to view it isn't really a must do.

Thank mr_hand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not venture to the bottom of the gorge, we chose to enjoy the view from the bridge. There are protected walkways on both sides of the bridge for pedestrians that offer stunning views of the gorge. There is plenty of parking at the...More

Thank PVonthemove
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know that tourist boards love to hype a destination. Technically this is the Little Grand Canyon of Vermont because it is a deepest canyon in VT (165 feet deep) created by water, namely the Ottauquechee River. That is one heck of a fun name....More

Thank writearts2
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a less than 1/2 mile hike going down and it's a gradual hill and paved. Going up is a gradual incline. If you bring water shoes you can walk in the water at the bottom because the rocks are sharp.

Thank Janice D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, daughter and I recently visited Quechee Gorge in order to hike to the water and back. We were not disappointed. Parking is easy (next to the gift shop, of course), the trail is wide and gradual, and the water is lovely. Once at...More

Thank worldexplorer0820
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here to visit the gorge while driving thru New Hampshire. Nice views from the bridge of the gorge and the river running thru it. There is also a walking trail you can take to the bottom of the gorge.

Thank ishootpar
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Nina R
16 May 2017|
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Response from Ramsaymom | Reviewed this property |
I would not advise you to hike to the river. It is very beautiful in the area and other things to do but you would have to stand on the bridge and just look down on the gorge.
Patricia R
16 October 2016|
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Response from Patti M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I didn't see any indication that the trail closes. Park at the visitor's center and you can access the trail by walking behind the building. Definitely worth it!
2 October 2016|
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Response from larabe | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know went in May