Woodstock and Norwich are among the many quaint, historic towns that make up the Woodstock-Quechee region. With rolling hills, horse farms, and village greens lined with historic houses, this region is popular with tourists and those interested in recreation. The first ski tow in the nation was installed here in 1934, and the Suicide Six ski area opened in 1937. Boasting 23 trails, it has something for all abilities. Larger ski resorts such as Okemo and Killington are not far away.
There are hiking opportunities within the region, and also in the nearby Green Mountain National Forest. Those looking for world-class golf will find choices including courses at the Quechee Club and the Woodstock Country Club.
The region also boasts Quechee Gorge, one of Vermont’s natural treasures. Located in neighboring Woodstock is Vermont’s first national park, the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. Included within that is the Billings Farm and Museum, an 1871 working farm.
The Quechee Lakes Resort, with many second homes, offers a variety of vacation rentals. Nestled in the town of Hartford not far from Woodstock, the resort is close to many recreational and cultural amenities, and has its own ski lift.
Annual events that draw many visitors to the area include the Quechee Balloon Festival in June and the Scottish Festival in August.
The region is easily accessible from international airports in Boston, New York, Montreal, and Manchester, NH, as well as by I-91 and I-89, the Amtrak Montrealer, and Vermont Transit bus service.