6/24/17: Quimby Country in Averill celebrates its 122nd season this summer in the Northeast Kingdom. Founded by Charles Quimby in 1894, the rustic resort is the oldest sportsman camp in the state. Charles' daughter, Hortense, transformed the scenic spot into a family resort in the 1930s. Once a fishing retreat for men, Quimbys became a beloved family destination for decades, drawing visitors from across the country.
A group of shareholders purchased Quimby Country in the 1960s to carry on its traditions. For many guests, it was a place to get away from modern life and enjoy the outdoors with other families. Facing declining revenue in the last decade, Quimbys closed last summer to recalibrate. A newly formed board of directors hope to keep this Vermont institution alive for future generations.
Eva made the journey to the top of the state to see this Dirty Dancing-type spot for herself. She met long time visitors and members of the New Hampshire Trout Unlimited Trout Camp who spent the last week at Quimbys enjoying its fishing spots. And there was even time to enjoy the lake views from a rocking chair while listening to loon calls.
Music: Audionautix, "Front Porch Sitter" & "Green Leaves"
Bert Hirsch, "I'll Be Blue Just Thinking of You"
Jason Farnham, "Retreat"