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Travel New England - Village of Quechee

The Ottauquechee River falls over the former Simon Pearce Mill Dam. (August 2006)
Just east of the Quechee Gorge bridge and off of US 4, sits the Village of Quechee.  The village is popular year round and is home to an annual balloon and craft festival held over Father's Day Weekend.  The village highlights the former Simon Pearce Linen Mill which has been converted to shops and restaurants overlooking the Ottauquechee. 
 
Quechee Covered Bridge (August 2006)
Another centerpiece of the town is the Quechee Covered Bridge.  Built in 1970, the bridge is a very popular spot during the summer months.  Underneath the bridge, the Ottauquechee river is a popular swimming spot and numerous swimmers take their turns jumping into the river below from just under the bridge.


The Quechee Covered Bridge during Irene Flooding (Youtube user BJLaF1)

In August of 2011, the remnants of Hurricane Irene ravaged Vermont.  Torrential rains turned the Ottauquechee into a devastating wall of water.  The Village saw significant damage to the Simon Pearce Mill and the roadways into the village.  Amazingly, even though the flood tore away the town approach to the bridge, the Quechee Covered Bridge stood.  Soon after, work began to restore the bridge and the roadways nearby.  The bridge reopened early in 2013.

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