After having lunch at the Simon Pierce Restaurant in Quechee, we went for a hike around Quechee State Park. The snow had just started to taper off as we left the restaurant so we found the trails freshly blanketed in snow and it was picturesque in all the ways that you hope a trip to Vermont will be. I'd love to return to this spot one day for snowshoeing, tubing or cross-country skiing. We recommend starting at the trail behind the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm. If you choose to do a self-guided hike like we did, be sure to pop inside the inn for a map so you don't get lost!
The highlight of this walk was plopping myself down in the snow to make a snow angel. It was at this moment that I realized I'd forgotten my gloves someplace earlier that day. 😁 It was worth the momentary discomfort!
I had no idea how much I was craving being outdoors in a wide open space until we went for this hike. It's always great exploring a new place by foot and we both commented on how much our pup Elsie would have loved this part of our trip. Maybe we'll bring her along next time. I'd love to see the Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival one day.
After our walk we went back to the Jackson House Inn to relax before making a return visit to Worthy Kitchen in Woodstock for dinner. The vibe is great, the food is comforting and they have really interesting flavors of kombucha on tap. I highly recommend the burger! After dinner we tucked ourselves in for our last night at the inn.
The next morning we packed up, checked out and made our way back to Boston. I couldn't resist stopping at the King Arthur Flour Bakery + Cafe in Norwich, Vermont on the way home. It's like Disneyland for bakers and you'll find everything you could possibly want in their store. The cafe has lots of pastries, soups, salads and take home meals for the road. I picked up a cardamom pastry and it was so good! They also have baking classes there. Have any of you been to the King Arthur mothership in Vermont?
Until next time, Woodstock!