Travelers that are taken with spectacular views and are searching for destinations that offer up a plethora of fun when it comes to outdoor adventure are sure to be thrilled with a trip to Quechee, Vermont. The dynamic landscape this area offers up is some of New England’s finest and provides for versatile adventure in the great outdoors whether you’re one for golfing, Nordic skiing, hiking, biking or beyond. Situated only 30-45 minutes from popular ski areas in both Killington and Okemo, Quechee is a fan-favorite stop in the winter. However, for those that are looking for a place that’s as scenic as it is inviting in the springtime, Quechee truly comes to life with the season. Pack your bags and get ready to head this way but before you do, be sure you’ve added the following spring activities to your itinerary to make the most of every moment of your stay.
Visit Quechee State Park
Springtime brings with it the blossoms of wildflowers, the emergence of leaves on the trees and wildlife that are just starting to wake up from winter as well. Enjoy the best of all three when you make Quechee State Park one of your stops during a springtime trip in this direction. Located off of US Route 4, Quechee State Park is home to the stunning and always impressive Quechee Gorge. This park is a popular place for visitors and locals alike to enjoy everything from hiking and biking to photography and wildlife spotting. If you’re in town with the entire family, the park is dotted with picnic tables ideal for an afternoon meal in the open air and also provides access to play areas for children.
Enjoy Time at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science
When you’re looking for that spring trip stop that’s as engaging and educational as it is fun, setting aside time to enjoy the Vermont Institute of Natural Science is a must in Quechee. Located at 149 Natures Way, this natural science center is open to the public daily between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm and provides visitors with access to a variety of wildlife exhibits as well as a canopy walk and nature trails to be enjoyed. The goal of the Vermont Institute of Natural Science is to inspire and foster a love for wildlife in visitors as well as educate on the many conservation programs that are in place throughout the state. Be sure to check the calendar of events before you arrive as this location often features educational programs that are fun for the entire family.
Photograph Quechee Bridge
If you’re a visitor to Quechee with a passion for photography combined with an interest in pursuing historical sights, a visit to Quechee Bridge is sure to inspire. Quechee is home to a collection of restored covered bridges and this one sits near Waterman Hill Road. Overlooking the Ottaquechee River, it’s possible to drive across the bridge, but perhaps more satisfying to stroll along the walking paths and take in the sights at a more leisurely pace. This bridge provides some ideal angles for photographers and is well worth a visit when you’re in town for a springtime getaway.
Visit the Vermont Alpaca Store and Farm
For those that are in the mood to get up close with some incredible creatures, and perhaps pick up a souvenir or two along the way, a visit to the Vermont Alpaca Store and Farm is an absolute must. Situated at 5573 Woodstock Road, this alpaca farm is open to the public for tours between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm daily. Access to the free of charge petting area provides guests with the opportunity to engage hands-on with 10 rescue alpacas that are thriving within the comforts of this fully-functioning farm. The souvenir shop on-site sells a variety of items that either celebrate alpacas or are made from their fine wool. Don’t be surprised if this is a stop that brings you back time and again.
When warmer weather rolls into town, antiquing is in full swing in Quechee and there’s no better place to do it than the Quechee Gorge Village Vermont Antique Mall. Situated off of US Route 4, this antique mall isn’t hard to spot with its bright red roofing tiles and a large sign on a sky-blue façade. Stop in and browse the ever-changing lineup of stocked antiques on-site. Because the aisles are rather narrow, this is a better stop for adults but if you do happen to be here with children, there’s a cheese shop just next door that offers up free samples daily!
Book Your Stay Today
When you’re ready to leave those memories of winter far behind and jump into spring with both eyes on the scenic horizon, making Quechee your vacation destination promises to be an amazing choice. When your travel plans bring you this way, be sure you’re partnered with the property professionals at Carefree Quechee Vacations to guarantee you’re settled in a rental home away from home that brings comfort, convenience, and style in equal measure. Contact us today to learn more about our many properties available in the area!