- Public access: Yes
- Activities: walking, photography, birding
- Caretaker: Richmond Land Trust
This well known gorge, popular with residents and visitors, is a stunning swimming hole and fishing access site on a sunny summer afternoon, but can also be a dangerous, raging torrent when the water is high. The gorge is a spectacular site, with pools and waterfalls formed over eons as the Huntington River has carved its way through bedrock schist. Over time, flowing water has sculpted the rock walls into dramatic chutes and bowls that create stunning cascades, particularly dramatic during periods of high water.
The water and cliffs here can be extremely dangerous. Please consider other locations for safer swimming options.
- River: Huntington River
- Acreage: 4.90
- River frontage (ft): 3,100
This project made possible thanks to the support and partnership of:
- Richmond Land Trust
- Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
From the south: Take I-89 exit 10 for VT-100 S toward Waterbury/US-2. Turn left onto VT-100 S 0.5 mi. At the traffic circle, take the first exit onto US-2 W/N Main St. for 9.6 miles. Turn left onto Cochran Rd and continue for 0.5 miles. Turn left onto Dugway Rd, the gorge is 1.7 miles up the road.
From the north: Take I-89 exit 11 for US-2 towards Richmond/Bolton/VT 117. In .2 miles turn onto US-2 E. In 5 miles, turn right onto Cochran road. In 5 miles, turn left onto Dugway road and travel 1.7 miles to the gorge.