our roots grow deep in local community
More than 20 years ago, local teacher and
councilwoman Charlotte Collett dreamed of
a place where community members
and local students
could connect with nature.
Charlotte Collett’s passion and dedication to this vision inspired others,
and soon an interpretive building opened in Manchester’s Pine Valley Park.
Students from local schools voted on the center’s name after Mrs. Collett herself, and
Charlotte’s Quest for the Outside World was born.
Came to life
Over the years, under the direction of
dedicated board members, and with support from the Town of Manchester,
along with loyal nature lovers and members,
Charlotte’s Quest has thrived while staying true to
Charlotte’s original vision.