Sunday, August 03, 2008

Orleans County Quests: Troy River Road Quest (Wingnut Photos)

As the Missisquoi River flows north to Canada it comes to an 80 foot gorge in North Troy. This is where Big Falls State Park is and was the site for our Friday quest. Wingnut took the trail down the gorge to the river to find the treasure box, which was not there. Above and below you see the rapids at the top of the gorge.

Here are Wingnut's photos of the falls. There is one short waterfall and then a large one. I have never seen the falls with my own eyes because of the dangerous cliff that you stand on to view them and my fear of heights. Wingnut's photos are my first glimpse of the falls.

Below are some photos of the various caves in which Matt and Wingnut searched for the treasure box:

And here are photos of the Missisquoi River at the bottom of the gorge:

Big Falls State Park: Sixteen acres, Town of Troy. This site includes the largest undammed cascade and gorge remaining on a major Vermont river. The area includes big old hemlock and white pine trees. The plant life in this Natural Area is diverse and includes several uncommon species. The falls are a popular recreation attraction (swimming, fishing and viewing) as the site is readily accessible from Vermont Route 105. (Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Lands Administration Division).

Down the road is the The River Road Bridge (also called the Schoolhouse Bridge), built in 1910, which carries Vielleux Road across the Missisquoi River. Lattice work truss.

Fall Guy, an article about waterfalls in Vermont.

More photos can be seen at my Barton Daily Photo blog — Troy River Road Quest
Also, visit my Flickr Troy River Road Quest set.

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  1. Wingnut takes some great photos. Those falls are gorgeous!

  2. Hello, Andrée! My sister (mybellavia) and I were talking yesterday and we started discussing next weeks prompt for OSI when she mentioned that she hadn't seen you on OSI lately. Well, I see that you are alive and well and still living in a very beautiful area!


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