Exit And Explore The Colors Of Fall In Quechee VT: Near I-89 And I-91
Ready for some snappier weather and the bright fall colors of Vermont? The sights of Quechee are waiting for you. Fall in Quechee VT will keep you going all day long and then some.
Today will route you over the famous gorge, stoke you up with a little exercise and cheesey tidbits, and end with a surprise.
Ready for fall in Quechee VT?
You’ll need a light jacket and the proverbial muddy boots, trekking poles and camera. Raingear stashed in the car just in case.
Lunch stuff might be a good idea, too: you’re spending the day in tourist territory. Translation: even the low-budget goodies are not appealing to limited-budgeters. Pretty much. A tasty treat in mid-afternoon? Mmmmmm.
The day starts
On the bridge at Quechee Gorge. Act like a tourist. Take a selfie. Lean over the edge. Especially lean over the edge and get an eyeful, ‘cos that’s where you’re going next: the colors of Quechee, bottom up.
Wind your way
Through the crowds and back to the parking lot. Your legs are calling for a workout. You note the sign directing you to the bottom of the Gorge. Plan in advance that coming back up will take more huffing and puffing than going down. On the other hand, the down-route maybe a knee-wincing experience, the up-way, not so much. You have your trekking poles in hand, correct?
Do another round
Of gawking. Remember to take a selfie or two, help the Japanese tourists with their honeymoon portraits, note the screaming kids who like to climb fences. Remember where you left your car: at the top. Traipse upwards.
On the way to the Gorge
You passed the Cabot Cheese Factory outlet. Adventurers with the wisdom of 62+ year-olds (not to mention stinginess) are notoriously attracted to free samples like bees to honey. Retrace your drive along Route 4 and drop in for a smacker or 18 or 32 of Vermont’s quitessential dairy product.
Your appetite, now thoroughly provoked,
Hop desperately into your car and go straight to the picnic tables generously provided by the State of Vermont just across the Gorge bridge. Fight for a spot, so you can have some serious lunch.
Gorged at the gorge, as it were
And brightened up with the colors of fall in Quechee VT
Keep on going west-ish to the village of Quechee. Locate the town-supplied parking lot near the meadows by the river. Make a beeline for Simon Pearce. Bypass the expensive restaurant inside—grateful that you’ve self-protectively lunched already—and go directly to the basement, where you can watch glass-blowing. Feel gob-smacked.
Photo credits. Featured image and top…Fall color, leaves and tree: Public Domain via Pixabay. Fall View from Quechee Gorge Bridge: CC BY 2.0 by Chris. Colors of fall in Quechee VT, Quechee Gorge, Vermont: CC BY 2.0 by Angela N via Flickr. Cabot Cheese Sign:CC BY-ND 2.0 by Ann Dabney. Glass Blowing: CC BY 2.0 by Andy S. via Flickr. Trail sign: ©DustyCarMuddyBoots.com, All Rights Reserved.