Union Village

Thetford, VT
Difficulty: Moderate
Special Features: Natural
Walking Conditions: Trail
Duration: 0:20
Season: May-Oct
Bring: Binoculars, Field Guide, Swimsuit


A naturalist reveals a hidden jewel in Union Village. Learn birdsong, some history, and be sure to bring a bathing suit to the swimming hole that crowns this Quest.


Travel north (from Norwich) or south (from East Thetford) on Route 5 to the village of Pompanoosuc. turn west on Route 132. Take 132 to Academy Road For right onto Academy, and travel slowly through Union Village. Do not cross the covered bridge, but stay straight until you reach the Union Village Dam gate. Your Quest begins here.

Clues and Map

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Created by Bill Shepard in 2000.

Update to this Quest

(2018) last stanza now reads: 

The pool is so cool. Now the box you must seek.

Do you see the three waterfalls, up by the creek?

Where the trail flattens out, before the falls, in a circle of trees

A bird house you will see: it faces the falls because they are so lovely—

Peer inside for your treasure and glee!