Historic Downtown Bellows Falls

Beautiful, Strong and Full of Heart

Through every season, Bellows Falls and Rockingham are beautiful. Visitors can find new favorite restaurants and shops, take advantage of our picturesque views of the Connecticut River and Fall Mountain and enjoy our easy walks through the Village and hiking and biking trails that are being built on our surrounding mountains.  

History meets the present in our shops in the downtown square, the old mill buildings, the river's beauty and power, and in the Great Falls and the Victorian homes that add charm to our walkable downtown. The first bridge to be built anywhere on the 410-mile long Connecticut River was across the narrow Bellows Falls gorge. Today the downtown district still has some of the look of the 19th century and the feel of the mid 20th. But beneath that look, it is a town that embraces everything new. Arts and culture abound, with a restored Opera House showing first run and classic movies and live entertainment. Nationally known musicians appear regularly in town, and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra performs here several times a year. 

 While visiting Bellows Falls, be sure to take in these attractions: 

Bellows Falls Canal 

Greater Falls Farmers Market

Bellows Falls Opera House 

Fish Ladder and Visitor Center

Adams Old Stone Grist Mill Museum
Downtown of Bellows Falls

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Birds eye view of downtown Bellows Falls


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