Hidden Fireplace Quest CLOSED FOR 2020

Thetford, VT
Difficulty: Moderate
Special Features: Field Trip, Historical, Natural, Vista
Walking Conditions: Trail
Duration: 1:30
Season: May-Oct
Bring: Boots, Field Guide


Due to this unique Quest, with 5 treasure boxes that you must touch in order to find out how to get to the next one, we have decide not to open this Quest for the 2020 season.  Hopefully next year!

This unique Quest takes you into the woods (note: even off-trail at times!) of Thetford Hill State Park, hunting for relic fireplaces left over from…you’ll have to do the Quest to find out! Each fireplace that you find has a set of clues that will lead you to the next fireplace, so the clues you’ll download here provide an intro and directions to the first box only. Find the sequential clues (and a stamp!) at each of the other five fireplaces. Collect all stamps for an image of the final, 7th, box location.

This is a very unique, very fun new Quest we’re thrilled to share with you!


To get there:

Take Interstate 91 to exit 14.
Go west on route 101 until Academy Road is seen
Turn left on this road and drive for 2 minutes
The State Forest is on your right, you made it to the finish.
Your Quest begins at this gate,
You’ll have to follow our clues to reveal your fate.

Clues and Map

Click here to view/print the clues and map for this quest.


This Quest was created by Thetford Academy’s Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education class in 2018, with help from the Thetford Historical Society.

Other Adventures

Click here to view other quests in the area