Vermont November 21, 2017
How This Small Vermont Village Quietly Became The Coolest Place In The Northeast
We all know not to judge a book by the cover, and when it comes to the village of Quechee this is especially true. While there are only about 600 residents, there is a whole lot to see in this quaint town. Who would have thought that the coolest place in the northeast is in VT?
Quechee was named for the river running through it, the Ottauquechee River.
Hurricane Irene did a fair amount of damage in Quechee...
But in true Vermont fashion, people here worked together to make repairs.
For instance, don't miss a photo op at the Quechee Covered Bridge. This is one of Vermont's non historic covered bridges built in the 1970s. It was damaged by the hurricane in 2011 and later rebuilt.
Take a look down at the Quechee Gorge.
Vermont's "Little Grand Canyon" is a 165 foot drop that you can easily see from the bridge above.
The hike down to the bottom may look tough, but it's not!
It's just a one mile hike to the bottom and back. That’s right, you can make this round trip hike in about an hour and the views and perspectives are simply amazing.
Quechee is a mecca for shopping enthusiasts and treasure hunters.
A stop at the Antique Mall is a must!
This 17,000 square foot barn in Quechee is open seven days a week and is filled with hundreds of booths with all sorts of treasures and surprises.
In the summer, don't miss a day outside with the Wilderness Trails and the Vermont Fishing School.
Both on and off the river, there is all sorts of exciting things to be done. You may even spot an eagle!
Speaking of eagles, the VINS Nature Center is truly a hidden gem.
For a wonderful nature activity, you'll love seeing the raptors that are being rehabilitated in this caring and educational center.
Great restaurants? You betcha!
Don't miss a stop at Simon Pearce for an amazing meal.
Or stop in for a browse around their studio with artisan glasswork products on display and for sale.
From fine dining to food trucks such as Chef Brad's CrazySide, you won't leave this village hungry.
Not to mention, they're pretty interesting to look at!
Grab some Vermont spirits while you're there.
There is a tasting room where you can sample all of their different locally produced vodkas, a gin and a bourbon. They make a great gift, too!
Whether you visit Quechee in the off season or during a busy time such as the annual hot air balloon festival...
It's easy to see why Quechee is one of the coolest places in the Northeast. You'll love it!
Did you know that the coolest place in the northeast is in VT? Sights to see, shopping to be done and great dining options await!, be sure to check out the
massive antique mall. It’s amazing!