Quechee is the site of the famous Quechee Gorge, "Vermont's Grand Canyon" on the Ottauquechee River, one of the country's natural wonders. It is also the home of the Quechee Lakes planned community, with two eighteen hole golf courses. Quechee is host to a popular hot air balloon festival, Scottish Games, Quechee Polo Grounds, and the Simon Pearce glass blowing and pottery facility.
Picturesque Quechee Village Center
Once predominately a mill town, the village has been restored to an active retail center while keeping its historic character. The village is on the National Register as a historic Mill Village. Nearby are miles of hiking/cross-country skiing trails connecting with Quechee State Park along the Ottaquechee River. A new Visitor Center is located at the Gorge.
Please see below for a detailed map of detour routes into Quechee, VT.
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Quechee Covered Bridge Reopens
On Saturday, December 29 at 10am, the Quechee Covered Bridge was reopened after being devestated during Tropical Storm Irene on August 20, 2011.
For further information please contact Hartford Public Works at 802-295-3622.
On Saturday, March 31, 2012 a Public Meeting was held to discuss the Quechee Covered Bridge Replacement Project & gather citizen input on cover designs. The Powerpoint presentation is outlined in the attached pdf. If you cannot access this pdf, please contact the Town Office (802) 295-9353 and a copy will be provided.
Dubois & King, Inc. submited an evaluation of a temporary bridge solution for the Quechee Covered Bridge . These findings are outlined in the attached pdf. If you cannot access this pdf, please contact the Town Office (802) 295-9353 and a copy will be provided.
Revised Quechee Covered Bridge Investigation & Recommendation Report.
Dubois & King, Inc. submited a report/recommendation in December, based upon their findings in an investigation of a solution for the Quechee Covered Bridge, attached is a revised version dated January 2012. These findings are outlined in the attached pdf. If you cannot access this pdf, please contact the Town Office (802) 295-9353 and a copy will be provided. Please note this pdf is over 100 pages.
Quechee Bridge Beams Installation Update
Press Release - November 7, 2012
Update on the status of the Quechee bridge beam placement.
Two of the beams arrived yesterday and the crane and erection equipment should be ready to go this morning. We expect the beams from yesterday to be placed this morning starting as early as 9:30 AM. The final three beams will begin to arrive sometime after 10 AM today.
We expect short delays at the Quechee Main Street bridge intersection while each beam is backed into place and rolled across the abutment to the other side of the river. There will also be short closures of Deweys Mill Road when the remaining three beams are transported to the site.
The emergency detour through the Waldorf School and Ottauquechee school campus should be ready for use but will only be considered if unexpected delays of over 30 minutes occur or if it is required for emergency services vehicles. Highway Superintendent Allyn Ricker and the Police department will coordinate with the schools if it becomes necessary to open the detour.
We anticipate that beam placement will continue all day today (Wednesday) until all five beams are in place. Tomorrow’s activity should involve only minor disruptions in traffic while the crane and erection equipment is dismantled and de-mobilized.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Richard Menge, PE
Director of Public Works
173 Airport Road
White River Junction, VT 05001