The Grand Canyon of… Vermont?

We spent our Memorial Day weekend in Quechee, Vermont with Matt’s family.  Quechee is a tiny town nestled on the banks of the Ottauquechee River. It took us about 7 1/2 hours to drive to Quechee but once we got there the lush green mountains and river views made the long drive worth every minute.

The town is home to the Quechee Gorge – “Vermont’s Grand Canyon.”  Here are some photos from our trip, enjoy!

View of Quechee Gorge from Route 4 Bridge (aka from the “top.” We walked all the way to the bottom!)

Route 4 Bridge over Quechee Gorge… beautiful!

At the bottom of the gorge the river widened into this vast “delta” of crystal clear water. Dozens of people were scattered around enjoying the water and sunny 80° weather.

A view looking back up the gorge – gotta love that perfect blue water!

Quechee Covered Bridge: The Quechee Covered Bridge crosses the Ottauquechee River in the heart of the village of Quechee. Sadly this bridge and a few of the surrounding buildings were badly damaged during Hurricane Irene in August 2011.

Another casualty of Hurricane Irene – the Taftsville Covered Bridge. We took a gravel road to get from Quechee to Woodstock, VT and passed right by the closed entrance of this beautiful old bridge.

Here we are at the bottom of the Quechee Gorge… what a fun trip!