Additional Activity Offerings

In addition to our traditional counselor-led activities, we’ve lined up a number of new off-campus guided outings with selected local partners. From fly-fishing and canoeing to rock climbing and mountain biking, these optional activities will be led by local experts at a special price available to our Quimby Country guests. At Quimby Country, we enjoy working hard to provide our guests with a well-rounded experience. The Northeast Kingdom provides countless adventures to experience and we look forward to sharing them with you! Please explore our options below as we hope you’ll add some of them to your stay!

Fly-Fishing Instruction

Josh Adams is the owner and operator of Great Drake Angling & Outdoor Adventures LLC. Josh is one of the finest instructors and guides you will ever meet. His teaching methods are proven to make learning easy for clients of all abilities, and his perpetual smile and friendly demeanor always make for a fun day on the water.  Josh’s passion for hunting and fishing is contagious, and a day spent on the water, or in the woods with him, will leave you with a yearning to try it again and again and again.

Quimby’s is very excited to partner up with Josh this season to offer its guests drift boat tours and wading tours along the Connecticut River and surrounding rivers in and near the Northeast Kingdom.

Details:

  • All gear included (boots, waders, rods, terminal tackle)
  • Guests will need to secure an appropriate fishing license (available in Quimby giftshop)
  • Adults don’t need to accompany children (age 10+) on wading trips (QC staff can chaperone)
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Quimby Country transportation included (during all-inclusive family camp weeks)
  • Full and half day options
  • Streamside lunch included on full-day fishing trips

Cost:

Full Day (8 hours) Guided Tours

  • Wading (local rivers) – $175 per angler / up to 4 total (group discounts available)
  • Drift boat (Connecticut River) – $425 1-2 anglers / $100 for a third angler

Half Day (4 hours) Guided Tours

  • Wading (local rivers) – $100 per angler / up to 4 total
Fly Fishing Reservation
We do our best to accommodate our guests' schedule, however, we can't guarantee every request. Please offer 1 -2 days that you will be available during your stay. We will be in touch to confirm your reservation date.
Full Day (8 hrs) Half Day (4 hrs)

Rock Climbing Instruction

John Kascenska owns and directs Kingdom Adventure out of East Burke, Vermont. John is one of the most experienced outdoor educators in North America with 36 years of professional outdoor experience. Throughout his career, John has remained current with the latest developments in the outdoor adventure profession to maintain a high level of knowledge and skills that he has passed along to the hundreds of people he has instructed. John is very excited to offer day-long rock climbing trips to Quimby guests this season.  These trips will be available for both shoulder and all-inclusive family camp guests. Availability is limited, so please be in touch to express your interest.  Trips are offered to both adults and children (minimum of 8 years old).

Details:

  • Climbing trips during our peak season are offered during the week
  • All gear included (shoes, harness, helmet)
  • Adults don’t need to accompany children (8+ years old) on climbing trips (QC staff can chaperone)
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Full day activity
  • Lunch included
  • Quimby Country transportation included (during all-inclusive family camp weeks)

Cost: $65 per person

Rock Climbing Reservation
Example: John (7 yrs. old)
We do our best to accommodate our guests' schedule, however, we can't guarantee every request. Please offer 1 -2 days that you will be available during your stay. We will be in touch to confirm your reservation date.

Mountain Bike Instruction

Are you looking to learn how to mountain bike or are you interested in taking your riding to the next level? Either way, Quimby’s has you covered! Quimby Country offers guided mountain bike trips to Circuits Frontiers in Hereford, Canada as well as all over the Northeast Kingdom.   These guided trips will be offered to QC’s shoulder and all-inclusive family camp guests during the week.

Details:

  • During our peak season, mountain bike trips are offered during the week
  • Bike rental available
  • No experience necessary
  • Full day clinics
  • Quimby Country transportation included (during all-inclusive family camp weeks)
  • Adults don’t need to accompany children (12+ years old) on mnt. Bike trips (QC staff can chaperone)

Cost:

  • Guided Trip: $50 per person
  • Bike Rental: $40 full day / $7.50 per hr.
Mtn. Biking Reservation
Example: John (7 years old)

Upper Connecticut Canoe Trip

We are thrilled to offer a daylong canoe excursion on the Upper Connecticut River for our guests. The Connecticut River is the longest river in New England and offers a unique experience to paddle through the heart of the Northeast Kingdom. Our trip will begin just 10 minutes from Quimby’s in Canaan, right below the rt. 114 bridge, which connects Canaan to West Stewartstown, New Hampshire. This stretch of the river alternates between swift and flat waters and meanders through a series of agricultural valleys. Halfway through our paddle, we will stop at “Lunch Rock,” a popular resting point, to refuel and take in the sights. If you are interested in exploring this historic waterway while enjoying time paddling with friends in a beautiful setting than this trip is for you!

Details:

  • During our peak season canoe trips are offered during the week
  • Canoes, Paddles and PFD’s included
  • No experience necessary, instruction included
  • Adults don’t need to accompany children (10+ years old) on the canoe trip (QC staff can chaperone)
  • Quimby Country transportation included (during all-inclusive family camp weeks)
  • Length: 8 or 10 miles (4 or 5 hours including rest stops)
  • Includes a picnic lunch

Cost:

  • Guide Trip: $55 per person
Upper Connecticut River Canoe Trip

Yoga Instruction

Our yoga instructors are certified yoga instructors.  All instruction happens outdoors, when weather permits,  on our front lawn set on the shore of Forest Lake.

Details:

  • During our peak season, yoga is offered during the week
  • Yoga Pads included
  • No experience necessary, instruction included
  • 1 hr. Instruction

Cost:

  • Instruction: $15 per person
Yoga

Massage Therapy

We are very excited to welcome Jenna Kelly to Quimby Country this season as our resident Massage Therapist. Jenna is a certified massage therapist, yoga instructor, K-12 art educator and adjunct professor of fine arts. She is a graduate of Green Mountain Massage School and is well versed in multiple modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Reflexology, and Thai yoga massage. Jenna is the owner of Mobile Metta Massage company, offering therapeutic massages that provide loving-kindness to your body, mind, and spirit.

Details:

  • During our peak season massages are offered all day on Friday
  • A variety of massages are offered at Quimby Country
  • 1 hr. massage

Cost:

  • Massage: $95 per hr.
Massage