Harpoon Brewery


Visitors can tour the Vermont branch of this excellent Boston-based brewery, or sip samples accompanied by tasty sandwiches astride picnic tables at the Riverbend Taps and Beer Garden.

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1. Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site


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2. Quechee Gorge


Lurking beneath US 4, less than a mile east of Quechee Village, the gorge is a 163ft-deep scar that cuts about 3000ft along a stream that you can view…

3. VINS Nature Center

8.99 MILES

This science center near Quechee houses two dozen species of raptors, ranging from the tiny, 3oz saw-whet owl to the mighty bald eagle. The birds that end…

4. Billings Farm & Museum

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6. Sugarbush Farm

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At the end of a bucolic mountain road, this working 550-acre farm – complete with animals for kids to pet – processes sap from its 9000 maple trees, and…

7. Montshire Museum of Science

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8. Hood Museum of Art

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Shortly after the college's founding in 1769, Dartmouth began to acquire artifacts of artistic or historical interest. Since then the collection has…