Quechee Gorge in Vermont is a steep cut river right of the highway going from New Hampshire towards the Killington/Rutland area. Calling it “Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon” is a bit much but it is worth a stop for an hour or two. There is a snack bar adjacent to the parking area and the crowds can be daunting during peak summer months. Look for the vendor selling grilled sweet corn if he is there. The walk down the gorge is gently sloped and not difficult but the best views are from the bridge the highway is going over.
The nearby Quechee Gorge Village has an antique shop, a gift shop and a convenient place to purchase Vermont products like maple syrup and cheese.
Stop and take a few pictures on your way to Killington or points west or stay in one of the great little B & Bs in the area, you may be lucky enough to try prize winning pumpkin muffins like we did.