Bellows Falls -

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Get In

By Car
  Route 91. The major highway running north-south with 2 exits in the town. 91 goes north all the way to Canada. South it goes through Greenfield, Springfield and Hartford, terminating in New Haven. 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
  Greyhound, terminal at the stationary store, on the squire in the downtown.

By Train
  Amtrak, station on "the island", a short walk from downtown. It is served by the Vermonter, a daily train which goes south to NYC and Washington D.C. and north to St. Albans.

By Air
  Bradley International (BDL) is the closest at 1.5 hours distance,
  Manchester International (MHT) next closest at 2 hours, and
  Boston Logan International (BOS) after that at 2.5 hours,
with connection via shared van service with to the door service via Thomas Transportation - 1-800-526-8143. You must make reservations in advance!

Bellows Falls/Rockingham is a city of 10,000 people 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. These events are likely connected.

Get around

This 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. There is a private car service, The Bellows Falls Taxi (802) 463-4600 which can help get you there.

Shopping

  Visit the Exner Building of Canal Street for 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.

Dining

On the square:  
 Oonas. Haute cuisine (for VT), drinks.
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.

Links

The Chamber of Commerce
Bellows Falls/Rockingham town government page.

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