Quechee Gorge in
Quechee State Park
5800 Woodstock Road
Hartford, VT 05047
Pets Welcome, must be leashed
The Quechee Gorge (‘Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon’ ) along U.S. Route 4. It is the deepest gorge in Vermont. You can overlook the entire gorge from the VT 4 highway bridge, it is jaw-dropping 165 feet to the river below. There are sidewalks on either side of the bridge, granting a walk high above the gorge.
Whether you have 5 minutes , 5 hours or overnight, you can view beautiful vistas above the Ottaquechee River or have a picnic overlooking the waterfalls, enjoy hiking or walking the trails along the mile-long chasm.
Visitors can enjoy the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, fishing and canoeing the river, camping, hiking trails, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing as the park is open year round.
The land on which the park is located was originally owned by the A. G. Dewey Company, a major wool processor in the 19th century. By 1936 this was the oldest mill in the country making shoddy(reworked used wool). Some of the material was used to make baseball uniforms for the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, and blankets for the US Army and Navy.
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