If you have never done a Valley Quest before, this summer may be the time to try your hand. Two hundred and fifty years ago, in 1761, Governor Benning Wentworth chartered the 12 “Middle Grant” towns. “Super Quest” honors the 250th anniversary of the 12 Middle Grant towns: Canaan, Enfield, Fairlee, Hanover, Hartford, Hartland, Lebanon, Lyme, Norwich, Plainfield, Thetford and Windsor. There are 12 clues, each leading to a different town. Using maps, MapQuest or other tools, travel to your destination in search of the hidden word(s). Visit all 12 towns and like magic – a secret word will be revealed. Once you have solved the mystery, claim your commemorative patch and be entered to win the grand prize, a family Get-A-WAy to Lake Morey Resort. First, visit VitalCommunities.org to register. While registration is not required, it will enable you to get hints if you need them and ensure that Vital Communities has enough patches. There is no rush! You have until November 1 to finish the Quest. Super Quest is a word puzzle and when the puzzle is complete a “magic word” will emerge. For this historical quest, most of the towns chose their own answers, which include dates, numbers and names. The Quest really tells a great story of the Upper Valley. So stay at Breakfast on the Connecticut and spend your weekend questing!
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July 5th, 2011 by donnanandersen