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Bellows Falls is an incorporated village of 3,000 people in the town of Rockingham in southeastern Vermont. It has enjoyed a renaissance in two main areas since the turn of the millennium. The existing stock of Victorian era brick and wood frame has seen sustained restoration and an art community has taken up residence.

Bellows Falls Railroad Tunnel, one of various structures in town that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the United States

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

  • Interstate 91. The major highway running north-south with 2 exits in the town. I-91 goes north all the way to Canada. To the south it goes through Greenfield, Springfield and Hartford, Connecticut, terminating in New Haven, Connecticut. Exit 5 from the south to route 5 North and into town, or Exit 6 from the north to route 5 South into town.
  • Route 12. Runs from Keene north to North Walpole, NH which is just across the Connecticut River from town.

By bus[edit]

  • Greyhound, terminal at the stationary store, on the square in the downtown.

By train[edit]

See also: Rail travel in the United States

By plane[edit]

Get around[edit]

1 Hapgood Street

The village of Bellows Falls is small enough to get around easily by foot. It is connected to the surrounding towns by Connecticut River Transit - an excellent low cost bus service. Some buses are equipped with bicycle racks which can handle 2 or 3 at a time.

Traveling from Rockingham to Chester is a popular route for the experienced road bike crowd however the town of itself is a sprawling area that is challenging to get around except by private car.



  • Green Mountain Railroad.


  • Exner Building, Canal Street. Neat little shops run by local artists in residence.
  • The Good Buy Shop. A second hand store north of the square with a variety of dandy bargains.
  • Sam's. Outdoor outfitter and sporting goods.


Miss Bellow Falls Diner and the Rockingham Town Hall, Bellows Falls Downtown Historic District

North of the square:

  • Miss Bellow Falls Diner. Americana diner experience.
  • Jade Garden. Standard Chinese fare, good cheap lunch buffet.

North of town:

  • Joy Wah. Standard Chinese fare. Nice Sunday buffet.

South of the square:

  • Athens Pizza. Nice pizza joint, large and popular.

South of town:

  • Fathers Restaurant. Normal family restaurant fare, tasty and filling.

On Atkinson St/Route 5 in town:

  • Famous Pizza. Intimate pizza joint, funky and charming.


House on Westminster Terrace, Westminster Terrace Historic District
  • PK's. Intimate Irish Pub.


  • Horsefeathers B&B.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Bellows Falls
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White River JunctionSpringfield, VT  N  S  BrattleboroSpringfield, MA
White River JunctionSpringfield, VT  N  S  BrattleboroSpringfield, MA

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