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 June has arrived, bringing us Flag Day, Father's Day and the Summer Solstice on June 21st.  Like snow shovels and salt at the first snow, gardening and boat maintenance supplies are flying off the shelves in our local stores. Even restaurants are licking their chops, so to speak, as warmer weather has arrived and guests can finally dine in the great outdoors.  Our view of the hillsides across the Quechee Gorge is now a lovely bright green, interspersed with bits of dark red.  Lawns are lush, the sounds of mowers are commonplace and the scent of lilac wafts on the wind.

Pollen output may have peaked, mosquitoes have made their still-modest appearance and, no doubt where fresh water flows, black flies are already well into their ascendancy. With that of course, Father's Day must be at hand, soon followed by the June 21st Summer Solstice.  Did you know that Summer Solstice was traditionally celebrated by dancing around bonfires?  Here in Vermont we have a few better ideas - festival fun, search for the perfect brew, pitch a tent...

The sights and smells of summer are wonderful;  but for me, it's the sounds that I find most pleasing.  The chirping, twittering and chattering of birds, the mating call of peepers that have chosen my pond as their summer home and the honking of geese as they fly overhead.

Summer is a gift from the heavens to be enjoyed by all our senses.  Come visit and enjoy the beauty of a Quechee, Vermont summer. Life is good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               JUST A FEW OF THE LOCAL EVENT HAPPENINGS IN JUNE

June is Dairy Month at Sugarbush Cheese and Maple Farm

June 1, 2017 through July 5, 2017

For the month of June this 3 generation farm will be featuring and sampling 15 kinds of cheese

 The Quechee Hot-Air Balloon Festival

Father's Day Weekend - June 16, 17, 18

Once again, the skies over Quechee and the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire will be filled with hot air balloons ushering in the 38th annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Craft & Music Festival, the longest running hot air balloon festivals in New England. Don’t miss this exciting festival featuring up to 20 hot air balloons with five flights scheduled throughout the festival and additional tethered rides during the day. Enjoy continuous music and entertainment for all ages, and over 60 craft artisans and commercial vendors. Children’s activities Euro Bungee, a Rock Climbing wall, bounce house and more. And of course there will be festival food with local healthy options and a beer and wine garden, with more surprises on site!

Market On The Green

May 31, 2017 through Mid-October

Farmers and Artisans Market on the Village Green , every Wednesday thru mid October, live music, children's activities,

Woodstock Village Green

Woodstock, VT

Forest Exhibit at VINS Nature Center

June 1, 2017 through September 3, 2017

Year round exhibit. Experience the Sights and Sounds of a Natural Forest! Located: VINS Nature Center 6565 Woodstock Ro

Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS)

Quechee, VT

Cheer on the 2,300 runners as they compete in the 25th annual 13.1 mile run.  The race begins at 8:15 am at Suicide Six Ski Mountain in Pomfret and ends at the Polo Field in Quechee.  The Covered Bridges Half Marathon-A Community based road race. Runs the first Sunday in June. The Best 13.1 miles in New England. Experience some of Vermont's Covered Bridges and support local charities.

Suicide Six

South Pomfret, VT

Take a Hike at The Notch

June 3, 2017

Celebrate National Trails Day by taking a guided walk on the interpretive trails at Plymouth Notch. Families can also e

President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site

Plymouth Notch, VT

Grace Coolidge Musicale #1

June 4, 2017

The first of four recitals in honor of one of America's most popular first ladies. Katie Lyon-Pingree (harp) and Abigai

Vermont Bike and Brew

June 9, 2017 through June 11, 2017

Join MTBVT at Killington Bike Park for a weekend of organized mountain biking for all skill levels, Vermont's first ever

Killington Resort

Killington, VT

Quilting in a Vermont Hill Town: Love, Community, Faith and Friendship

June 11, 2017

Patricia Rennau, member of the American Quilt Study Group, offers a program about the quilting traditions of Plymouth, V

President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site

Plymouth, VT

Open House

June 11, 2017

Join Vermont's State Historic Sites Program as we recognize the residents of Strafford for their on-going support of Sen

Guided Tours of Justin Morrill State Historic Site, Strafford, VT

June 1, 2017 through October 15, 2017

Tours of Gothic Revival historic house by expert guides from the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. Self-guided

Father's Day at Simon Pearce Restaurant

June 18th in Quechee, VT

Celebrate this special day from noon to 6 pm at Simon Pearce and why not include a stay at the Inn at Clearwater Pond, only 1.5 miles from the restaurant - rooms are available - call us now at 802-295-0606




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Several photographs courtesy of Shawn Braley Photography and Alex Montano 

Inn at Clearwater Pond
984 Quechee-Hartland Road
Quechee, Vermont