Quechee Lakes Ski Area
From late October through May, this planned community near the New Hampshire border, which dates to 1969, hosts downhill and cross-country skiing, showshoeing, snowboarding, and horse-drawn sleigh rides. Home buyers in the development gain access to the Quechee Club, a sprawling red, barn-like structure with an outdoor pool, a pair of Geoffrey Cornish golf courses, 12 tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, and the Grille Room Restaurant. In warmer weather, Lake Pinneo has a life-guarded beach, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and fishing.
Quechee Lakes is located near Dartmouth College, which programs arts experiences throughout the school year, including the Hood Museum of Art, which is open to the public.