Clue Updates

Quite often Quests change over time. Points of reference—even houses—move; the landscape changes; and boxes end up with some contents missing. This is all part of the life cycle of a Quest site. Because we know this happens, we’ve created this page to help you, the Quester, have a more enjoyable time when out looking for the boxes.

If you have difficulty with the clues and find that, say, a post that was once a reference point has been cut down to a stump and it took a couple of walk-bys to find it, or that a sign has been removed or changed color, please email us or call 802.291.9100 x107. We’ll post the information on our website so that the clues are kept as up-to-date as possible.

Lauren supports our team of box monitors. Along with making sure our clues are as accurate as possible, box monitors take care of one or more of the Valley Quest boxes, visiting “their” quest sites on a regular basis. They make sure that the sign-in books still have room for more visitors, ink pads and pens still work, and that the stamp has not been eaten by the rubber stamp monsters who occasionally visit our quest boxes.

When you contact the Valley Quest Coordinator, she will post any corrections on our website and pass on your information to the nearest box monitor so the box can be repaired .

Many people out questing will take a spare small notepad, a stamp pad, and a pen in case they come across a popular quest site that needs some TLC. You might want to carry around some of these items yourself to help the Valley Quest community and keep the boxes in tip-top shape.

If you want to become a box monitor and join our team of volunteers looking after the Quest boxes, please contact the Valley Quest Coordinator.

Location, Name Duration Special Features Walking Conditions Physical Difficulty Optional Gear Season Clue Update
Bellows Falls, VT
Bellows Falls History Quest
1:00 Architectural, Historical Pavement Moderate Compass, Flashlight, Pencil Year Round View
Bradford, VT
Wright’s Mountain
2:30 Natural, Vista Trail Difficult Binoculars, Compass, Field Guide May-Oct View
Charlestown, NH
Fort No.4’s Past
1:30 Historical Pavement Moderate Compass May-Oct View
Chelsea, VT
Shiretown
1:00 Architectural, Historical Pavement Easy   Year Round View
Chester, VT
CLOSED
Chester
1:00 Civil War, Historical Pavement Easy Bicycle May-Oct View
Cornish, NH
CREA Quest
:45 Natural Trail Easy Binoculars, Compass, Field Guide May-Oct View
Cornish, NH
The Saint-Gaudens Quest
1:00 Architectural, Historical, Natural Trail Easy Compass, Money Jun-Oct View
Croydon, NH
CLOSED
Croydons’s Past
1:30 Historical, Natural Trail Moderate Field Guide May-Oct View
Enfield, NH
Rail Trail
1:30 Historical, Natural Trail Moderate Bicycle, Binoculars, Compass May-Oct View
Enfield, NH
Shaker Feast Ground Quest
:45 Historical, Natural, Vista Trail Moderate Compass May-Oct View
Enfield, NH
The Loon Quest
  Natural Water/Boat Moderate Binoculars, Canoe May-Oct View
Fairlee, VT
CLOSED
Fairlee Depot
20 min Historical Pavement Easy   May-Oct View
Fairlee, VT
Fairlee Glen Falls
:30 Natural Trail Moderate Field Guide May-Oct View
Fairlee, VT
Miraculous Trees
:45 Natural Pavement, Trail Moderate Binoculars, Measuring Tape May-Oct View
Fairlee, VT
Palisades
1:00 Natural, Vista Trail Difficult   May-Oct View
Fairlee, VT
Lake Morey
1:00 Historical, Natural Pavement Easy Swimsuit May-Oct View
Grafton, VT
The Grafton Cave Quest
1:15 Historical, Natural Pavement, Trail Moderate   May-Oct View
Hanover, NH
Amphitheater
:20 Historical, Natural Pavement, Trail Easy   May-Oct View
Hanover, NH
CLOSED
Libraries of Hanover
:45 Architectural, Historical Pavement Moderate Compass Year Round View
Hanover, NH
CLOSED
Mink Brook – old
1:00 Natural Trail Moderate Binoculars, Field Guide May-Oct View
Hanover, NH
Velvet Rocks
1:30 Natural, Vista Trail Difficult Binoculars, Boots May-Oct View
Hanover, NH
CLOSED
Gilman Island Quest
1:30 Natural Water/Boat Moderate   May-Oct View
Hanover, NH
Mink Brook
:45 Natural Trail Moderate Binoculars, Boots, Compass, Field Guide May-Oct View
Hanover, NH
CLOSED
White Pine Valley
:45 Natural Trail Easy   May-Oct View
Hartford, VT
CLOSED
Historical Museum
1:45 Historical Indoor Easy   Year Round View
Hartford, VT
CLOSED
Recycling
:30 Natural Pavement Easy   Year Round View
Hartford, VT
Center of Town
:45 Historical, UV250 Pavement Easy   May-Oct View
Hartford, VT
CLOSED
White River Village
:20 Historical Pavement Easy   May-Oct View
Hartford, VT
Hartford in the Civil War Quest
:45 Civil War, Historical Trail Moderate Pencil May-Oct View
Hartland, VT
CLOSED
Three Corners
:45 Historical Pavement Easy   May-Oct View
Hartland, VT
CLOSED
Lull’s Brook
:20 Natural Trail Easy Swimsuit May-Oct View
Haverhill, NH
Haverhill Corner
1:00 Architectural, Historical Pavement Easy Compass, Pencil May-Oct View
Lebanon, NH
1764 – The Old King’s Highway Quest
1:30 Natural Trail Easy Boots, Field Guide May-Oct View
Lebanon, NH
CLOSED
DHMC Valley Quest
1:30 Natural Trail Moderate Boots, Field Guide May-Oct View
Lebanon, NH
CLOSED
Quest for a Winter Walk
1:00 Natural Snow, Trail Moderate Boots, Crayon & Paper, Snowshoes Winter View
Lyme, NH
Pinnacle Hill
2:00 Natural, Vista Trail Moderate Binoculars, Field Guide May-Oct View
Meriden, NH
The Bridge and Beyond Quest
1:00 Natural Trail Easy   May-Oct View
New London, NH
Sargent/Hayes Farm
1:30 Historical, Natural Trail Moderate Boots, Field Guide May-Oct View
Newbury, NH
The Fells Quest
1:00 Architectural, Historical, Natural Trail Moderate Field Guide, Money, Pencil May-Oct View
Newbury, VT
Sleeper’s Meadow
1:00 Historical, Natural, Vista Trail Moderate Binoculars, Compass, Field Guide May-Oct View
Norwich, VT
Gile Mountain
1:00 Natural, Vista Trail Difficult Binoculars, Field Guide May-Oct View
Norwich, VT
Grand Canyon
1:15 Natural Trail Moderate Compass, Field Guide May-Oct View
Norwich, VT
Podunk
1:30 Natural Trail Difficult Binoculars, Compass, Field Guide May-Oct View
Orford, NH
CLOSED
Brick Quest
:30 Architectural, Historical Pavement Easy   May-Oct View
Orford, NH
Flat Rock
:15 Natural Trail Easy Binoculars, Canoe, Compass, Swimsuit May-Oct View
Orford, NH
CLOSED
Indian Pond
:15 Natural Trail Easy Binoculars, Canoe, Compass, Swimsuit May-Oct View
Orford, NH
CLOSED
Gandalf
1 hr. Natural Trail Moderate   May-Oct View
Orford, NH
CLOSED
Bear Rock
:45 Natural   Moderate   May-Oct View
Piermont, NH
CLOSED
Piermont Village
45 min. Architectural Pavement Moderate   May-Oct View
Plainfield, NH
French’s Ledges
1:00 Natural, Vista Trail Moderate Binoculars, Field Guide May-Oct View
Plymouth Notch, VT
Coolidge Homestead Quest
1:00 Architectural, Historical Pavement, Trail Moderate   May-Oct View
Pomfret, VT
CLOSED
Behind-the-School
30 min. Natural Trail Moderate Binoculars, Compass, Field Guide May-Oct View
Quechee, VT
CLOSED
Old Quechee Cemetery
:30 Historical Pavement Easy   May-Oct View
Quechee, VT
CLOSED
Ottauquechee
:45 Historical Pavement, Trail Moderate   May-Oct View
Quechee, VT
Quest for the Right Words @ Quechee Gorge
1:00 Architectural, Natural Trail Moderate Pencil, Swimsuit May-Oct View
Quechee, VT
Quechee Library
:20 Historical Pavement Easy   Year Round View
Quechee, VT
CLOSED
Simon Pearce Waterfall
:30 Natural Pavement Easy   May-Oct View
Quechee, VT
Vermont Institute of Natural Science Quest
:45 Natural Trail Moderate Binoculars, Money, Pencil May-Oct View
Randolph, VT
CLOSED
Old Sugarhouse
1 hr. Natural Trail Moderate   May-Oct View
Royalton, VT
Four Springs Farm
1:00 Natural, Vista Trail Moderate Binoculars, Boots, Compass, Field Guide May-Oct View
Springfield, NH
CLOSED
McDaniel’s Marsh
:15 Natural Trail Easy Binoculars, Canoe, Field Guide, Swimsuit May-Oct View
Springfield, VT
Springfield Mills Quest
2 hrs. Architectural Pavement Moderate   May-Oct View
Springfield, VT
CLOSED
Black River History Quest
:30 Historical, Natural Trail Easy Boots May-Oct View
Sunapee, NH
Sunapee Harbor
1:00 Historical, Natural Pavement Moderate Binoculars, Canoe, Compass, Swimsuit May-Oct View
Sutton, NH
CLOSED
King Hill Reservation
1:00 Natural Trail Difficult Binoculars, Compass, Field Guide May-Oct View
Thetford, VT
Houghton Hill Quest
:45 Natural, Vista Trail Moderate Binoculars, Field Guide Year Round View
Thetford, VT
CLOSED
Thetford Canoe
1:30 Natural Trail, Water/Boat Moderate Binoculars, Canoe, Swimsuit May-Oct View
Thetford, VT
Union Village
:25 Natural Trail Moderate Binoculars, Field Guide, Swimsuit May-Oct View
Thetford, VT
CLOSED
T.E.S. Wetland
:45 Natural Pavement, Trail Moderate Binoculars, Field Guide May-Oct View
Thetford, VT
CLOSED
Thetford Center
:15 Architectural, Historical Pavement Easy   May-Oct View
Thetford, VT
Hemlock Paradise Pool Quest
:45 Natural, Vista Trail Easy Binoculars, Swimsuit May-Oct View
Thetford, VT
Union Village Historic Quest
1:00 Natural Pavement Easy Compass, Field Guide May-Oct View
Vershire, VT
CLOSED
Vershire Village
1:00 Architectural, Historical, Vista Pavement, Trail Difficult Binoculars May-Oct View
Walpole, NH
CLOSED
Fall Mountain
1:30 Natural, Vista Trail Difficult Binoculars, Field Guide May-Oct View
Weathersfield, VT
Crystal Cascade
2:00 Natural Trail Difficult Binoculars, Field Guide May-Oct View
West Fairlee, VT
Linny’s Loop Bicycle
2:00 Historical, Natural Pavement Difficult Bicycle, Compass, Field Guide, Pencil, Swimsuit May-Oct View
White River Junction, VT
Junction Quest
:45 Architectural, Historical Pavement, Trail Easy Compass, Pencil Year Round View
White River Junction, VT
CLOSED
Lyman Point
:25 Historical, Natural Pavement, Trail Moderate Field Guide May-Oct View
Windsor, VT
CLOSED
Historic Windsor
1:25 Historical Pavement Moderate   May-Oct View
Windsor, VT
Paradise Park
1:00 Natural Trail Easy Binoculars, Compass, Field Guide May-Oct View
Windsor, VT
Kestrel
:20 Natural, Vista Trail Easy Binoculars, Compass, Field Guide May-Oct View
Windsor, VT
CLOSED
Workers in Flight Quest
:45 Natural Trail Easy Binoculars, Field Guide May-Oct View
Windsor, VT
The Windsor Colonial Quest
:45 Historical, UV250 Pavement, Trail Easy Compass, Pencil May-Oct View
Woodstock, VT
Mount Tom
1:30 Natural, Vista Trail Difficult Binoculars, Compass, Field Guide May-Oct View
Woodstock, VT
Room with a View
1:00 Natural, Vista Trail Difficult Binoculars, Compass, Field Guide May-Oct View
Woodstock, VT
CLOSED
Village Green A
:40 Architectural, Historical Pavement Easy   Year Round View
Woodstock, VT
CLOSED
Village Green B
:30 Architectural, Historical Pavement Moderate   May-Oct View
Woodstock, VT
Village Green C
:30 Architectural, Natural Pavement, Trail Easy   Year Round View
Woodstock, VT
CLOSED
Village Green D
:40 Architectural, Historical Pavement Easy   May-Oct View
Woodstock, VT
Village Green E
:40 Architectural, Natural Pavement, Trail Easy Pencil May-Oct View
Woodstock, VT
The Forest Quest
2:00 Natural Trail Moderate Binoculars, Compass, Field Guide, Pencil May-Oct View
Woodstock, VT
Maple Quest at Sugarbush Farm
:30 Natural, Vista Trail Easy   May-Oct View
Woodstock, VT
CLOSED
Tom’s Giant Snapper
1:00 Natural, Vista Trail Difficult Binoculars, Compass, Field Guide May-Oct View
Woodsville, VT
CLOSED
Castello Trail
1:00 Natural Trail Moderate Field Guide May-Oct View