"VERMONT'S LITTLE GRAND CANYON" Beautiful vistas above the Ottauquechee River. Hiking and walking trails along the mile long chasm. Shopping in our Gorge Gift Shop. Picnic overlooking waterfalls. Exit 1, off I-89 three miles west on Rte. 4.
The gorge is 165 feet deep and is the deepest gorge in Vermont. It serves as a popular tourist attraction in Quechee State Park and can be viewed from the US Route 4 bridge and from trails on both sides of gorge. The Ottauquechee River flows through the bottom of the gorge and is a popular whitewater kayak run.
The original trestle was replaced first by a wooden arch bridge, then in 1911 by one made of steel. At one time the 163-foot (49.7 m) high structure may have been the highest railroad bridge in New England.
Come celebrate family, friends and traditions at Quechee gorge gifts and sportswear, one of Vermont’s oldest premier, family-owned, and operated gift shops. You will find Vermont souvenirs, including glasswear, novelty bear, moose, deer figurines, a whole children’s toy section of whimsical gifts and stuffed animals. There’s also whole variety of clothing for the entire family, from Hatley for the children, comic tees/boxers for dad, to Woolrich sweaters for gram. Minnetonka moccasins in every size and color are available, as well as a cedar gift and toy collection
- Hiking trails
- Panning sluice (young adult and children activity-mining for gemstones)
- Roasted Corn (seasonal)
- Snack Bar
- Gift Shop