Do More of What You Love

Our Adult Excursion options offer endless opportunities for camaraderie and enjoyment! Join us for weekly kayak and canoe trips to the most pristine bodies of water in the Upper Valley - shorelines with exquisite views and scenic backdrops. For those who prefer the challenge of the rugged landscape, mountain biking will take you to new levels as you explore our nearby woods and mountains. Paddle, Hike, Cast and Recreate with us – all here at The Quechee Club!

  • Kayak & Canoe
    • One of our most popular programs in Quechee is back for another fun-filled season!  Join the Recreation Department as we bring our 7 kayaks to the most pristine bodies of water in the Upper Valley. We have a mix of annual favorites, locations from the past and new bodies of water to explore! All trips are led by experienced guides for your safety and enjoyment.  We require at least 6 participants for each trip.

      Can’t join us on Tuesdays? Contact the Recreation Department to set up a private trip for you and your family/friends!

      Time:                           Depart Quechee at 9am

                                           Return time varies depending on location

      Cost:                            Members $25

                                            Non-Members $30

      Meeting Location:       Base Lodge Parking Lot

      Registration:                Required by no later than 5pm the day prior to the 
                                            scheduled trip.  
      Space is limited to 12 participants per trip.


      2016 Kayak & Canoe Outing Schedule

        

      May 17

      Lake Fairlee • Fairlee, VT

      Travel Time:                40 minutes      

      Return to Quechee:     3pm

       We start up our kayaking series with one of Vermont’s most popular lakes with this always enjoyable trip.

      May 24

      Lake Rescue • Ludlow, VT

      Travel Time:                1 hour

      Return to Quechee:     4pm

       Situated in beautiful Ludlow VT along VT Route 100, this 180 acre lake is home to lush forests and abundant wildlife.  Should conditions allow, we may even get to journey a little way up the black river.

      May 31

      Connecticut River • Norwich VT to Hartford, VT

      Travel Time:                40 minutes

      Return to Quechee:     4:00pm

       We will be trying out of new stretch of the Connecticut River that includes a river view of Hanover NH and exploration of lots of inlets and coves.  The trip wraps up just north of the Wilder Damn in Wilder, VT.

      June 7

      North Hartland Lake • Hartland, VT

      Travel Time:                20 minutes

      Return to Quechee:     3:00pm

      One of the best paddles in the local area! This trip will take us from the popular North Hartland Dam project to the bottom of the Quechee Gorge! Don’t forget your camera as there will be incredible views from start to finish!

      June 14

      Harvey’s Lake • Barnet, VT

      Travel Time:                1 hour, 20 minutes

      Return to Quechee:     4pm

      This 409-acre lake is nestled at the base of 2,091 foot Roy Mountain Management Area.  Bountiful wildlife, shimmering waters, and a view that is second to none lie ahead. We will first travel through the twists and turns of a stream before heading around the lake.

      June 21

      Connecticut River • Springfield VT to North Walpole, NH

      Travel Time:                40 minutes

      Return to Quechee:     4:00pm

      We will be trying out of new stretch of the Connecticut River that includes a river view of historic Fort at Number 4 in Charlestown NH and wraps up just north of the Dam in Bellows Falls, VT.

      June 28

      Highland Lake • Stoddard, NH

      Travel Time:                1 hour, 30 minutes

      Return to Quechee:     4pm

      We liked it so much we had to go back this year. Highland Lake is a 712 acre lake located in Southwestern, NH. This long, narrow lake should have plenty have nooks to explore and is a great paddle.

       July 5

      Webster Lake • Franklin, NH

      Travel Time:   

      1 hour, 30 minutes

      Return to Quechee:     4pm

      This big 612-acre lake is another Quechee favorite. It should bring a lot of flora and waterfowl observation opportunities. The views are great and the scenery relaxing. Be sure to bring your camera and binoculars!

      July 12

      Goose Pond • Enfield, NH

      Travel Time:                45 minutes

      Return to Quechee:     3:30pm

      We are making a return visit to this pond that has always been a favorite throughout the years. Goose Pond offers us secluded beauty with a short drive. At 625 acres, this is one of the larger lakes we will visit and should offer plenty of opportunities for wildlife scenery.

      July 19

      Connecticut River • Hartland, VT to Cornish, NH

      Travel Time:                20 minutes

      Return to Quechee:     3:00pm

      We did this stretch of the river last summer and had a great time! We’ll start our journey at the bottom of Sumner Falls in Hartland, VT and end in Cornish, NH. You won’t want to miss out on this exciting journey.  We encourage participants on this trip to have previous paddling experience, although it is not a requirement.


      July 26

      Pillsbury State Park • Washington, NH

      Travel Time:    70 minutes

      Return to Quechee:  3pm

      This body of water portrays a look at true wilderness. The park offers its visitors miles of hiking, campsites, and most importantly, kayaking and canoeing!  It’s a trip you won’t want to miss!

      August 2

      McDaniels Marsh • Springfield, NH

      Driving Time: 40 minutes

      Return to Quechee: 4pm

      A Unique opportunity to explore three hundred acres of a diverse wetlands system located along Bog Brook. A water control structure built in 1958 maintains the conditions for quality waterfowl nesting and feeding habitat on the property. The wetland types on the property include: bogs, forested wetlands, shrub/scrub wetlands, emergent vegetation and deep-water wetlands. The uplands adjacent to the wetland systems are primarily forested, and consist of spruce/fir.

      August 9

      Pleasant Lake • New London, NH

      Driving Time: 90 minutes

      Return to Quechee: 4pm

      Another Lake worth revisiting again this year.  At 606 acres, the lake offers a great deal of water for exploration. The hidden gem of this lake is “Blueberry Island”, a favorite picnic spot with an abundance of wild blueberries and a great place to take a swim before or after lunch.

      August 15, 16, 17

      Grafton Pond • Grafton, NH

      (later departure time of 4pm)

      Travel Time:                45 minutes

      Return to Quechee:     9pm

      Soak in the sunset on one of New Hampshire’s finest lakes. Words cannot describe the serenity and beauty of this secluded body of water. Always a sight to behold is the family of loons that inhabit the inlets of the pond.  We’ll watch them dive for dinner and communicate with each other as we eat our traditional “pot luck” style feast with delicious food and beverage on an island in the middle of the lake. Our “floating restaurant” can’t be beat. Join us for this longstanding Quechee tradition!

      September 6

      Lake Armington • Piermont, NH

      Travel Time:                45 minutes (leave at 9:30am)

      Return to Quechee:     3:30pm

      The Appalachian Trail passes over the peaks just east of here, and those mountains provide a scenic backdrop for this great fall paddle. This is sure to be another trip you won’t want to miss!

      September 13

      Chittenden Reservoir • Chittenden, VT

      Travel Time:                1 Hour

      Return to Quechee:     4:00pm

      This 750-acre lake is a perfect paddle for the fall season. It is right in the middle of the Green Mountain National Forest and has over 7 miles of undeveloped coast line.  This lake offers peaceful serenity as we continue our trips through the foliage season.

      September 20

      Eastman Pond • Eastman, NH

      Travel Time:                45 minutes

      Return to Quechee:     3:30pm

      This 325-acre lake offers gorgeous views of the New Hampshire countryside and is dotted with sandy beaches along its shoreline. Be sure to bring your camera, as the fall foliage should be at its peak for this trip!

      September 27

      Lake Morey • Fairlee, VT

      Travel Time:                45 minutes      

      Return to Quechee:     3pm

      We wrap up our kayaking series with one of Vermont’s most popular lakes with this always enjoyable trip.

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