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Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT, founded 1946 by Barbara and Irving Fiske, is Vermont's oldest alternative community and at one time was probably also its largest. In the 60s -80s, as many as 90 people lived here.
It was and is visited each year, often in summer (but in every season, really) by visitors from all over the world.
We welcome interesting and creative people who are peaceful, bring no weapons, don't believe in hitting children or killing animals, and enjoy the beauty of Vermont and of themselves.

Most of us do not adhere to any particular dogma or religion, though many do find Eastern philosophy closest to our own thought (some of us are also members of the Quakers/Society of Friends).
We value the individual, particularly people who are energetic and have a sense of humor.
Visitors are welcome-- and prospective residents, too. There are some places for rent, others for sale. If interested, get in touch!
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"The symbol is the enemy of the reality, and the reality is ever one's true guide, true friend, true companion, and true self." Irving Fiske, 1908-1990

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


EVERY year at the peak of color the people who grew up here come back to look at the leaves, hike, talk, and consider the future (I hope ) of this old farm that became a Hippie mecca-- and much more.

If you'd like to come up and see the beauty of the Summit Time, let us kmow. There may be some beds and rooms available. (There's a nice room w. king bed and dressers in the Farmhouse... for rent... have a look! Very reasonable, and for some reason unrented for a while....

I think the colors will be beautiful.

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