Looking for a new way to get out and enjoy the Upper Valley this summer?
Check out Valley Quest – more than 170 community-developed treasure hunts that celebrate the natural and cultural history of our region. Explore, learn, and have fun while you discover the Upper Valley anew!
Each year, Vital Communities – the nonprofit that runs Valley Quest – highlights a specific aspect of the region through its annual Super Quest. This year’s Super Quest celebrates Vital Communities’ 25th anniversary with the Top 25 Valley Quests – including The Old King’s Highway Quest in Lebanon. Each one written with care and charm, they deliver on beautiful locations, fascinating historical stories, and explorations into the ecology of our region.
Ready to get started?
1. Register your team and download your Super Quest booklet at vitalcommunities.org/superquest
2. Complete five of the Top 25 Quests, all available at vitalcommunities.org/quests
3. When you find the Quest treasure boxes, print their hand-carved stamps in your booklet
4. Submit your completed stamp sheet by November 1 to receive your commemorative patch and enter to win the grand prize!
•Like Vital Communities on Facebook or Instagram, then post a photo of your stamp sheet and tag @vitalcommunities, or
•Mail or bring your stamp sheet to the Vital Communities office at 195 N. Main Street in White River Junction
Explore the Upper Valley and Celebrate Vital Communities’ 25th anniversary with these 25 adventures: beautiful places, local lore, and discovery await!
Top 25 Valley Quests
1.Herricks Cove Quest, Rockingham, VT
2.The Strafford Watershed Quest, Strafford, VT
3.Gile Mountain Quest, Norwich, VT
4.The Forest Quest, Woodstock, VT
5.Old City Falls Quest, Strafford, VT
6.Olcott Falls Quest, Wilder, VT
7.Wright’s Mountain Quest, Bradford, VT
8.Trees of Hanover Quest, Hanover, NH
9.Sally’s Salamander Meander, Hartford, VT
10.Chaffee Sanctuary Quest, Lyme, NH
11.Thetford Center Village Quest West, Thetford, VT
12.Quest for the Kestrel, Windsor, VT
13.1764 – The Old King’s Highway Quest, Lebanon, NH
14.Crea Natural Communities Quest, Cornish, NH
15.Haverhill Corner Quest, Haverhill, NH
16.The Floodplain Quest, Haverhill, NH
17.The Fort at #4’s Past and Present, Charlestown, NH
18.Monadnock Mills Quest, Claremont, NH
19.Esther Currier Quest, Elkins, NH
20.Cornish Flat Quest, Cornish, NH
21.Pinnacle Hill Quest, Lyme, NH
22.Sargent Hayes Quest, New Lon don, NH
23.The Quest for the Lonesome Pine, Thetford, VT
24.Bill Hill Quest, Thetford, VT
25.The Windsor Architecture Quest, Windsor, VT
Pick one and head off on a new adventure today!
As stewards of the Upper Valley, please leave the land better than you found it and pack out any trash you find. Happy Questing!
For 25 years, Vital Communities has brought people together to cultivate the civic, environmental, and economic vitality of the Upper Valley. Learn more at vitalcommunities.org.