VINS: Kayak Wine and Dine Event, Sunday

August 17, 2013

in Entertainment,News,Quechee

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science invites adventure loving adults (21 and over) to venture onto Grafton Pond for our latest Kayak Wine and Dine on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 3:30 to 9 p.m. This event, presented in partnership with Wilderness Trails and the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm, mixes the best of both worlds — an intimate encounter with the nature of our waterways, followed by a scrumptious meal at one of the region’s culinary gems. VINS is excited to welcome Peter Meijer and Heidi Soos, new owners of Wilderness Trails, along on our trips.

Led by a VINS educator, participants will paddle along the shores of quiet, scenic, secluded Grafton Pond in Grafton, N.H., from 4 to 6 p.m., while discovering the plants and animals living in the pond and along its edges, and perhaps being serenaded by loons. Paddlers will then make their way inside for a delicious and relaxing three-course meal at the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm in Quechee.

Kayak Wine and Dine available at a reduced price for VINS members. Rentals of Wilderness Trails canoes and kayaks (including paddles and personal floatation devices) are available for an additional fee. Please pre-register by Aug. 15 online at or by calling 802-359-5001 ext. 223.

VINS is a nonprofit, members upported, environmental education, wild bird rehabilitation, and research organization headquartered at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vermont. Open year-round, the 47-acre campus, adjacent to Quechee Gorge, features state-of-the-art raptor enclosures, exhibit spaces, classrooms, interpretive nature trails, and our wild bird hospital. VINS places a priority on making high-quality, compelling, and fun environmental learning opportunities accessible to more people and communities through our onsite and outreach nature education programs.

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