Regional Arts & Crafts
Specialty Foods
Gifts from Near & Far
Cart 0

"The Falls"

Falls on Waits RiverThe Falls of the Waits River are the gateway to downtown Bradford as you arrive from the south on US Rte 5. Our store is located on Bradford’s Main Street - a quarter of a block north of these falls - hence, our name.

In the 1800's, the falls provided free power for the water driven mills in town. The largest, and most impressive, Bradford mill building still greets you as you enter Bradford's downtown from the south. These days it houses a restaurant and other businesses. 

Falls in the AutumnToday Central Vermont Public Service operates the Smith Hydro Station at the base of the falls, and the power generated goes into the state-wide grid. Also at the foot of the falls, Boch Park is a popular site for taking pictures.