Historic Downtown

Bellows Falls

A wood covered bridge across a river underneath a blue sky.
A quiet downtown street at sunset. The pink sky reflects a warm glow on the street.

Bellows Falls, Vermont 

Arts, culture, and Vermont heritage meet in Bellows Falls, the site of the first covered bridge built across the rushing Connecticut River and one of the first canals built in the U.S. In town, a restored opera house brings in entertainment year-round, and the downtown and surrounding area are home to hyperlocal shopping and dining. 

A group of children look at images of wildlife on a wall.
The fish ladder at a dam seen from above.

Bellows Falls Fish Ladder

Whether you’re curious about migrating fish species or want to learn more about how fish ladders work, The Bellows Falls Fish Ladder and Visitor Center is a place to learn, explore, and experience a unique perspective of the Connecticut River.

Seen from below, a large brick clock against a blue sky.
Brick building line both sides of a two lane road in a rural downtown.

The Bellows Falls Festival

Live music echoes from the mountains and reverberates across the Connecticut River at the annual summertime Bellows Falls Festival. Visitors can also enjoy a beer tent and food trucks to round out a summer day.

Eat, Shop, and Stay in Bellows Falls







Transportation Options

For Bellows Falls

Amtrak Station

54 Depot Street 
Bellows Falls, VT 05101 

Local Transportation