History and Surrounding Area

The history of Quechee is rich and robust. For most of the 19th and early 20th century it was a mill town. Today, Quechee boasts a village green with walking trails, polo field, covered bridge, neighborhood coffee shop, post office, public library, church, a smattering of artisan studios and small businesses, and a serene, easy-paced atmosphere.

Plenty To Do

The Ottauquechee River winds through the valley and provides a wide range of outdoor activities from boating to fishing, swimming, hiking and horseback riding.

Quechee is home to the Quechee Gorge, the "Grand Canyon" of Vermont; and Simon Pearce, a five-star restaurant and one of Vermont's most renowned glass blowing and pottery facilities.

It's also close to some of Vermont's best shopping, antiquing, arts and crafts, dining and more.

Up the road is Woodstock, often described as one of the prettiest small towns in America where Vermont's storied past meets the present. Woodstock is the quintessential Vermont village filled with unique shops and galleries, artisan studios, country stores and restaurants.

Just across the Connecticut River is the town of Hanover, New Hampshire. Hanover is the home of Dartmouth College, which probably provides the greatest single stimulus to the economic and cultural development of the Upper Valley Region.

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center -- including the Hitchcock Clinic, Dartmouth Medical School, and the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital -- is one of New England's premier health-care institutions and one of the few academic medical centers located in a rural setting.

The Institute for Lifelong Living at Dartmouth offers a wide range of study groups, lectures, planned social activities, trips and other events to stimulate learning. Dartmouth's Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts and the Hood Art Museum provide a robust assortment of cultural programs and entertainment.

More Activities and Attractions

There are also many things to do in and around Quechee Lakes which is close to more attractions and activities per country mile than one could ever imagine.

Local events include the annual Covered Bridges Half-Marathon and Hot Air Balloon Festival in June, and the Quechee Scottish Festival in August.

There are also very local, very authentic and genuinely Vermont activities including sheep shearing, wagon rides, agricultural fairs, flea markets, quilt exhibitions, book fairs, craft shows and even a cow appreciation day.