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Bellows Falls River Access

Bellows Falls, Vermont

Connecticut River

Paddling Access
Paddling Access
Paddling Access
Paddling Access
Steps and a concrete path make for easy access to the river from downtown, and an easier portage around Bellows Falls.
Dogs allowed on leash
Dogs allowed on leash
Portage
Portage
Danger, use caution
Danger, use caution
! Special considerations: Bellows Falls is immediately upstream. Please use extra caution when recreating near dams.
  • Public access: Yes
  • Activities: paddling, portage, fishing
  • Caretaker: Bellows Falls Historical Society
Bellows Falls River Access Bellows Falls, Vermont Connecticut River

Bellows Falls River Access

In the center of Bellows Falls, Vermont River Conservancy converted this river access from a steep eroding bank to a solid concrete path with stairs down to the waters’ edge. Paddlers can launch canoes and kayaks here, immediately downstream of the Bellows Falls Dam. While the nearby North Walpole Portage Access off of New Hampshire Route 12 also provides access downstream of the dam, this Mill Street location provides easier access to get on and off the river.

Conservation Details

  • River: Connecticut River
  • Acreage:
  • River frontage (ft):

Funding Partners

This project made possible thanks to the support and partnership of:

Directions

Bellows Falls Portage West: (.5 miles) VT/NH. Take out at Pine Street Boat Launch on the left bank, follow a small ramp next to an old brick building on the rivers edge. Cross CT River and canal via Bridge Street. Take left down Mill Street after crossing railroad tracks and follow down to Bellows Falls Historical Society River Access Point. Access will be on the left off Mill Street.