Things to do in the Bellows Falls region

TOP 10 PLACES to VISIT while you’re here!

Bellows Falls Historical Society with the Bellows Falls High School Archives, Education Center and Museum at 31 Westminster Street -Open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 1-3. Third Friday 4-7. Check out Facebook for events and photographs. Appointments at bfhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Bellows Falls Historical Society Park – Adams Grist Mill, Riverfront Park & Trail System on Mill Street, Rosie the Riveter monument, Poet’s Seat & Labyrinth

PHOTO BY DIANA JONES

The Bellows Falls Waypoint Center on Depot Street with historical displays, Train Station and the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce

PHOTO COURTESY OF COURTNEY MCAULIFFE

Bellows Falls Train Station- Circa 54 Depot Street – Model Train village, Green Mountain Railroad and Amtrak has RESUMED SERVICE twice daily: 12:30 pm Southbound, 5:26 pm Northbound… Read more at Amtrak archives and Bellows Falls Train Station Book tickets for Vermonter-Amtrak

The Rockingham Free Public Library and genealogy research

Vilas Bridge and views of the dam

Indigenous people petroglyphs viewed from Vilas Bridge area

Hetty Green Memorial in the cemetery behind the Immanuel Episcopal Church

First Canal built in America- BELLOWS FALLS CANAL
Here the first Canal in United States was built in 1802.
The British-owned Company, which was chartered to render the Connecticut River navigable here in 1791, spent 10 years building the 9 locks and dam around the Great Falls, 52 ft. high. After the railroad came in 1849, river traffic declined and the canal was used for water power only.

Bellows Falls Opera House & Town Hall. Live music, plays, and cinema with the famous $5 Triple-Up-large popcorn, candy and drink! Classic Film Wednesdays and Showings Friday-Tuesday with Saturday and Sunday matinees.

Fall Mountain and Table Rock hikes and views (see our home page!)

Seasonal:

The Bellows Falls Fish Ladder & Visitor Center at the power station next to the Post Office on Bridge Street Friday & Saturdays.

Greater Falls Farmers Market– Brought to you by the Great River Co-op and Sustainable Valley Group- outdoor Fridays in June through September 4-7 pm at the Waypoint Center & 3rd Fridays October, November, December (Check Events page)

Bellows Falls Vermont Walking Tour:

Please note: The homes described in the Bellows Falls walking tour
are PRIVATE and are NOT open to the public.
Please respect the privacy of the residents and do not enter their yards or park in any driveways. Enjoy the walk, the history and architectural styles in our beautiful Village of Bellows Falls.

Outside of the Village of Bellows Falls:

Saxtons River Park, designed By Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio

The Rockingham Meeting House, also known as Old North Meeting House and First Church in Rockingham, is a historic civic and religious building on Meeting House Road in Rockingham, Vermont, United States. The Rockingham Meeting House is on the National Register of Historic Places Find out more information about registered historic places in the State of Vermont. In 2021,The Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission won two Certified Local Government Grants to support programming and painting at the Rockingham Meeting House.

Hiking on Bald Hill and Westminster, Saxtons River and Rockingham:

The Pinnacle Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association , Saxtons River Trails Initiative, and Oak Hill Trails.

The Oak Hill Trail Network is a community driven trail system on lands owned by the Village of Bellows Falls, the Town of Rockingham, and private landowners. The Windham County Trails Alliance, WCoTA manages the trails for public use.

Rockingham Recreational Area includes New Pump Track, Ski Tow, Hiking and Biking, Pool, Tennis and Basketball Courts, Baseball and Tball fields, playground and center.

Saxtons River Recreational Area,

Herrick’s Cove and The Nature Museum The Herrick’s Cove Wildlife Festival is the first weekend in May.

The Bellows Falls Country Club

The Bellows Falls Country Club is a nine-hole golf course that dates back to 1923. We have a clubhouse that is relaxing and includes a bar, restaurant, and pro-shop. We also have a screened porch off the clubhouse where members and guests socialize and watch play on the first, second, and ninth holes. We boast about a friendly membership and staff, and we provide a golf environment for players of all abilities. We believe we have an above average nine-hole golf course that offers numerous challenges to all golfers.