Huntington Gorge

Richmond, Vermont

Huntington River

Wildlife & Watershed Protection
Wildlife & Watershed Protection
Wildlife & Watershed Protection
Wildlife & Watershed Protection
A scenic overlook into a spectacular gorge loved by generations.
Dogs allowed on leash
Dogs allowed on leash
Danger, drowning
Danger, risk of drowning
Danger, falling
Danger, risk of falling
! Special considerations: This site is directly above Huntington Gorge, where rushing waters and steep cliffs can be extremely dangerous. More than two dozen people have died here. Please use extreme caution.
Huntington Gorge Richmond, Vermont Huntington River

Huntington Gorge

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.

Conservation Details

  • River: Huntington River
  • Acreage: 4.90
  • River frontage (ft): 3,100

Funding Partners

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.