The Grafton Cave Quest

Grafton, VT
Difficulty: Moderate
Special Features: Historical, Natural
Walking Conditions: Pavement, Trail
Duration: 1:15
Season: May-Oct


Meander through beautiful Grafton to a fabulous cave.

The Nature Museum is a dynamic and educational place to visit. They sponsor many off-site, naturalist-led public programs, and teach classes in schools and libraries across the region. Exhibits and the Second Nature gift shop are open to the public 10:00-4:00 on Saturdays and Sundays year round. The museum is usually open on school vacation weeks, holidays and other special occasions. We are happy to open any other time for individuals or groups by appointment. Admission is charged. For more information:


Follow Rte 11 east to Chester. Turn south on Rte 35 (by the True Value hardware store) and follow to Grafton. Turn right onto Main Street and then left in front of The Old Tavern onto Townshend Rd. Follow Townshend Road 1/4 mile to the Nature Museum. The Nature Museum building will be on the right, with parking on the left.

Clues and Map

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


Created by Debby Hinman, based on an original created by students at the Compass School in 2000.

Update to this Quest

2021 update – Lots of logging happening in this area. Directions may be difficult. Go up the trail from the gazebo, thru the swinging chair. Stay on the trail and take the right hand trail towards the stone steps and continue up the steps towards the cave. You can find the box in the first cave.



This is an all new Grafton Cave Quest — the clues are in our new book, Best of Valley Quest.