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 www.vinsweb.org 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.
For more information visit www.vinsweb.org