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Ottaquechee River

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Address: Woodstock, VT

River that runs through Woodstock.

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pretty meandering little river

nice river to walk along although mainly accessible from the River road-shallow most of the way but a few spots kids jump into with a tree rope.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brookline, Massachusetts
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

nice river to walk along although mainly accessible from the River road-shallow most of the way but a few spots kids jump into with a tree rope.

Thank rzamenhof
Leonardtown, MD
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been to this area of Vermont many times and am always excited to return. The river, the country roads to leisurely drive (River Road of course!) the many places to stop and explore, the covered bridges. I hate to have to go home!

Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

The Ottaquechee which seems to border the road to Woodstock feels like it is waking up from the winter. Vast stretches of white white country snow and ice break into a powerful roar of water - so clean and pure - you feel you see every rock and crevasse in the riverbed- It is a profound reminder of the sheer... More 

Thank HurricaneGrandma
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We drove over this bridge at least three times, just a lovely, very long bridge. Feels like a step back in time.

Thank Carol K
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Even in winter. We came in a quick warm spell after Christmas. With evening rain the river flow was strong. Catch the covered bridges at Taftsville and Woodstock.

Thank Ellis_NC_IL
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful river. If you drive around and look at the covered bridges you'll see this river from different vantage points. There's also so many awesome photo opportunities to be had. Enjoy!

Thank micheleboys
Paris, France
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Taftsville covered bridge is a great example of its type with the internal structure still mostly original (even after partly being destroyed by Irene). Well worth a stop as its close to route 4 on your way to Killington via Woodstock. Beautiful in all seasons.

Thank Papoon
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Whether by car or on bike, recommend driving a long the Ottaquechee River to see the incredible views, especially now with the leaves changing.

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Crans-Montana, Switzerland
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Take the Old River road from Woodstock, it runs immediately by the Billings farm, and enjoy a very pleasant drive along the river shaded by trees. Then you come to this great covered bridge with a weir running down just in front. It is a good example of a covered bridge, and you can drive across from both sides and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Woodstock is such a quaint town and it wouldn't be complete without a drive thru this bridge. We drove thru and then pulled over to take some pictures of both the bridge and the Ottaquechee River that runs underneath of it. Absolutely beautiful! Worth the stop!

Thank Mike S

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