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72 Hours in the Woodstock-Quechee Region

The Woodstock-Quechee region is filled with history and quiet charming towns and villages. Located along the eastern section of the Vermont Route 4 Scenic Byway, take in the history of the villages while exploring the region’s natural wonders, shopping and dining, and a quintessentially Vermont landscape.

Use this itinerary to explore the Woodstock-Quechee region, and uncover a place teeming with heritage, beauty, and architecture that is classically New England.

Start your trip shopping downtown then exploring the opportunities for outdoor recreation that Woodstock has to offer.

Danforth Pewter
Located at the center of Woodstock’s walkable Main Street, shop for signature Danforth Pewter ornaments, jewelry, and gifts for every occasion that are made in Vermont.

The Spa at the Woodstock Inn
Relax your mind and body and connect with nature through unique seasonal treatments that capture the essence of Vermont and reflect the changing seasons.

Soulfully Good Café
Located steps from the downtown shops, walk over and enjoy a breakfast or lunch made from local and organic ingredients.

Au Comptoir
French for “at the bar,” the menu at Au Comptoir offers modern craft cocktails made from seasonal ingredients, organic wines, and a selection of small plates.

Woodstock Inn & Resort
Set in the heart of Woodstock, this charming inn offers a classic resort experience. Unique décor and elegant touches blend historic details and modern conveniences.

Saskadena Six
Ski and ride on 24 trails in the winter at one of oldest ski areas in the country. In the summer, mountain bikers enjoy flowy trails, progressive terrain, and fun features.

Union Arena Community Center
Open for ice skating seasonally, Union Arena is the only net-zero arena in the state. Check out cultural activities such as theater festivals, art shows, craft fairs, concerts, and more hosted at The Arena.


Spend your second day in the area discovering the history and culture of Woodstock.

Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park
The only national park in Vermont, this 550-acre park contains one of the oldest planned and scientifically managed forests in the nation. Hike on the 20-mile network of trails or take in the formal gardens and sculpture gardens.

River Street Cemetery
Located on Vermont’s African American Heritage Trail, this historic cemetery contains the graves of eight soldiers of the Civil War’s all-Black Massachusetts 45th Regiment.

Mon Vert Café
Breakfast and lunch fare in the heart of Woodstock. The menu is curated with ingredients sourced locally, including pure Vermont maple syrup, Red Hen Bakery bread, and North Country Smokehouse meats.

Worthy Kitchen
Sip on a Vermont craft beer and dine on farm-to-kitchen comfort food, including mac ‘n’ cheese, burgers, donuts, and more.

506 On the River Inn
A boutique inn celebrating the spirit of Vermont with charming, rustic touches. The farmhouse kitchen serves a hearty country breakfast and more.

Woodstock Nordic Center, Mt. Peg and Mt. Tom
The winter trails throughout Mt. Peg and Mt. Tom offer more than 45 acres of groomed trails for both skate and cross-country skiers and fat biking. In warmer months, walk the trails or explore via mountain bike and enjoy scenic views.

Close out your visit to the region exploring the natural wonder of Quechee.

Sugarbush Maple & Cheese Farm
Enjoy samples of cheese and maple syrup, take a nature walk to see how sap is collected, shop for cheese, jam, and smoked meat, and explore the trails on this 500-acre farm.

Quechee Gorge Gifts & Sportswear
Located steps from the Quechee Gorge, shop souvenirs, Vermont maple products, gifts, and sportswear. Pan for gemstones at the panning sluice and explore the walking trail 165 feet above the Ottauquechee River.

The Skinny Pancake
Savory and sweet crêpes, with twists on the classics alongside your favorite comfort food. The Quechee location is open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.

The Restaurant at Simon Pearce
Stunning views at one of “America’s Most Romantic Restaurants,” make a reservation for lunch or dinner, or grab a seat at the bar for a drink and small plates.

Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm
This four-season inn dates to 1793 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Relax in one of the 25 beautifully appointed guestrooms. Enjoy fresh baked cookies and refreshments in the afternoons while overlooking Dewey’s Mill Pond and the Ottauquechee River.

VINS Nature Center
Experience nature like never before. Visitors can see eagles, falcons, and owls up close, explore the expansive trail network set on 47 acres, and get a birds-eye-view from the Forest Canopy walk, tree house, and giant spider web.

Quechee Gorge
Known as “Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon,” you don’t want to miss one of New England’s most unique natural wonders. Explore the trails weaving throughout the area, take in the 165-foot drop visible from the walking bridge, and hike down to the gorge, swimming holes, and stunning views.

The African American Heritage Trail explores the lives and stories of African Americans in Vermont and takes you to exhibits, roadside markers, films, and tours where African American history and civil rights are remembered.