The Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences located at Quechee, Vermont is extraordinary!
The VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science ) is a nonprofit environmental education, avian rehabilitation and research organization supported by members.
We spent a half day at their incredible 47 acre campus which is open year round, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. It offers “state-of-the-art raptor enclosures, exhibit spaces, classrooms, and interpretive nature trails”, and a beautiful Forest Canopy Walk.
See what else Quechee has to offer on our Woodstock / Quechee • Day Trip: Itinerary
Lake Saint Catherine is only three miles from Pond Mountain Inn! Canoe or kayak on the lake or simply capture the magnificence of mid-day from shore. Many of our guests grabbed “coffee-to-go” and headed for the lake to capture the peace and serenity of early morning. Last year, one of our guests spotted a moose at dusk in one the marshy areas of the lake – unforgettable! The Lake consists of 117 acres and with an 852-acre body of water located the towns of Wells and Poultney that hosts an incredible variety of wildlife – eagles are not an uncommon sight.