Scenes from Quechee Gorge State Park, Vermont

Photos taken at Quechee Gorge State Park in Vermont, May 27, 2021

As Thomas and I set foot into Quechee Gorge State Park, Vermont, a world of natural beauty unfolded before us. The sun was near its peak in the late May sky, casting a warm glow over the landscape. The air was crisp and the smell of freshly bloomed flowers filled my nostrils. The forested slopes of the gorge welcomed me with open arms, beckoning me to explore their secrets.

As we made our descent on the narrow, winding trail leading to the gorge, the sound of rushing water echoed through the trees, drawing us closer to its source. We made our ways across several wooden footbridges, all the while to our right the crystal-clear waters of the Ottauquechee River flowed beside us just a few yards away. On the left, wilderness seemed to stretch on for infinity. 

At the bottom of the trail, the sheer size and depth of the gorge were breathtaking. Steep, jagged rocks stand tall and proud against the backdrop of greenery. The river flows smoothly and gracefully along the rocky banks, as if performing a never-ending dance. The sound of the water is soothing and calming, its rhythmic flow hypnotizing me into a state of deep relaxation.

Surrounding the gorge lush greenery offers a feast for the eyes, with ferns, mosses, and wildflowers dotting the landscape. The leaves of the trees were a vibrant shade of green, providing shelter and shade to the animals that call the park their home. Birds chirp and sing in the distance, adding to the peaceful ambiance of the park.

As we took in the park’s natural beauty, time stood still for a few moments. Both of us snapped a few dozen photos, some of which I’ve posted here to this photophile musings entry. The stunning vistas, the gentle breeze, and the soothing sound of the water all work together to create a serene sanctuary, a place to escape the stresses of daily life.

Once we made the steady climb back through Quechee Gorge State Park, I felt a sense of contentment wash over me. The beauty of Quechee Gorge left an indelible mark on my soul. 

If you’re ever in the area, I invite you to bask in this beautiful state park’s serenity and be renewed by its natural splendor.

Copyright Amelia Phoenix Desertsong. All Rights Reserved.

Amelia Desertsong is a former content marketing specialist turned essayist and creative nonfiction author. She writes articles on many niche hobbies and obscure curiosities, pretty much whatever tickles her fancy.
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