Rochester is a town in Windsor County, of the "Eastern Vermont Gateway" region, and home to the Quarry Hill Creative Center, Vermont's oldest alternative living community.
Nestled in a remote area of the Green Mountains, Rochester has the largest amount of land in Windsor County, with over 36,000 acres. A plethora of hiking and biking trails, along with its proximity to several ski mountains, make this town a mecca for outdoor activities.
Rochester was one of thirteen Vermont towns isolated by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011.
Some notable people of the area include: William Wildman Campbell, a congressman from Ohio; Jeremiah Ingalls, an early American composer; and James Whitcomb, a senator & governor of Indiana.
Five years ago on August 28, Vermonters experienced the real meaning of community. Before the floodwaters of Tropical Storm Irene receded, the helping hands of friends and neighbors were hard at work saving lives and salvaging what was salvageable. In recognition of the generous spirit that rose from the hearts of people who volunteered to rebuild our community, the Rebuild Rochester Foundation, Inc. (RRF), together with local community organizations, is celebrating Community Volunteerism on the fifth anniversary of Irene, Sunday, August 28 from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm.