Quechee - Coolidge Scenic Drive

Plymouth Union, Vermont

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A 61-mile open loop that passes through picturesque villages and hilly countryside in the Piedmont of central Vermont. The 61-mile Quechee-Coolidge Scenic Drive passes through some of Vermont’s finest landscapes. This land, part of the New England Uplands or Piedmont, is a plateau-like region of low, rolling hills incised by river valleys. The drive offers not only superb scenic views but also a good look at rural Vermont and its sleepy country villages, the abrupt Quechee Gorge, gentrified Woodstock, historic Plymouth and the birthplace of President Calvin Coolidge, and the central Green Mountains. Special attractions: Quechee Gorge State Park, Woodstock, Billings Farm and Museum, Coolidge State Park, Calvin Coolidge Homestead and Birthplace, Plymouth Notch Historic District, Plymouth Cheese Corporation, Killington Ski Area, Gifford Woods State Park, White River National Fish Hatchery, historic sites, shopping, hiking, old-growth forests, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, camping, and autumn foliage. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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Scenic Driving New England

by Stewart M. Green (Falcon Guides)

A 61-mile open loop that passes through picturesque villages and hilly countryside in the Piedmont of central Vermont. The 61-mile Quechee-Coolidge Scenic Drive passes through some of Vermont’s finest landscapes. This land, part of the New England Uplands or Piedmont, is a plateau-like region of low, rolling hills incised by river valleys. The drive offers not only superb scenic views but also a good look at rural Vermont and its sleepy country villages, the abrupt Quechee Gorge, gentrified Woodstock, historic Plymouth and the birthplace of President Calvin Coolidge, and the central Green Mountains.

Special attractions: Quechee Gorge State Park, Woodstock, Billings Farm and Museum, Coolidge State Park, Calvin Coolidge Homestead and Birthplace, Plymouth Notch Historic District, Plymouth Cheese Corporation, Killington Ski Area, Gifford Woods State Park, White River National Fish Hatchery, historic sites, shopping, hiking, old-growth forests, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, camping, and autumn foliage. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Stewart M. Green/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Plymouth Union
Distance: 61
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Plymouth Notch Historic District; Woodstock Chamber of Commerce
Driving Directions: Directions to Quechee - Coolidge Scenic Drive

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