Outdoors at Quimby Country
Vermont’s Oldest Sporting Camp
To visit Quimby Country is to visit one of the wildest, most beautiful outdoor destinations in the Northeast. To the north lies Canada; to the east, the Connecticut River and New Hampshire; and to the west, lakes and peaks and ponds scattered amidst hundreds of thousands of acres of forested timberlands.
In 2006, the National Geographic Society named the Northeast Kingdom the most desirable place to visit in the country and the ninth most desirable place to visit in the world. Many outdoor adventures exist just outside your door, from canoeing on Forest Lake to windsurfing on Big Averill Lake. Nearby summits include Averill Mountain and Brousseau Mountain; the more adventurous hiker might venture to Mount Monadnock on the Vermont side of the Connecticut River or to New Hampshire’s Mount Magalloway.
Quimby Country sits amidst some of New England’s most productive and historic fishing waters. Whatever catch you desire is always less than an hour’s drive away and often much closer.
Looking for gigantic Lakers? Find them on Big and Little Averill Lakes, where we have boats with motors for Quimby’s guests. Looking for Smallmouth? Seymour and Wallace are noted bass fisheries. Northern Pike? Norton Pond is less than a half hour away.
For the angler who favors stream fishing, the world class Connecticut River is nearby with unbelievable Brook, Brown, and Rainbow Trout Fishing, with guided float trips available. Farther up in its headwaters, wade trips on the Connecticut are available on the fly-fishing trophy waters section below First Connecticut Lake. Depending on the time of year, you can hook up with landlocked salmon.
The Clyde River, to the west near Newport, features wonderful spring and fall salmon runs. There are more ponds than can be mentioned, and of course, Forest Lake at your doorstep with Brook and Brown Trout.
Quimby Country is synonymous with Fishing Country and has been so for more than a hundred years—come cast your line at Quimby’s.
The only thing more overwhelming than the number of incredible fishing locations around Quimby’s is the sheer abundance of world class big and small game hunting available on nearby state and federal lands and privately owned commercial timberland.
Located in the in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom between Wildlife Management Units E1, E2, and D2, the area around Averill is known as some of the best Moose Country in the State.
Surrounded by the Averill Mountain WMA, the Bill Sladyk WMA, and the Silvio Conte National Wildlife Refuge, as well as the West Mountain WMA, Quimby Country is also noted for excellent Deer hunting, including providing the habitat for the state record B&C Whitetail.
The Northeast Kingdom is also one of the best areas in New England for Grouse and Woodcock hunting with enough varied cover to meet the desire of the most ardent upland hunter. Quimby’s understands how important your bird-dog is to your upland hunting experience and we encourage you to bring your four-legged hunting partners to share your time afield.
- Vermont Fish & Wildlife
- Fishing the Great North Woods of New Hampshire (click on ‘Great North Woods’)
- Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources Map, showing state easement on the land surrounding Quimby Country.
- Hunting Season Dates
- Online Vermont fishing and hunting licenses
- Online New Hampshire fish and game licenses