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Woodstock, VT

Walk along Center Street, with its boutiques and bakeries, and you’ll soon understand why this bucolic river valley town of 3,200 now attracts well-off rusticators, drawn by the quiet life and grand historic homes. There’s little trace of Woodstock’s heritage as a prosperous 19th-century center of industry; even the power lines have been buried. Center Street divides at The Green, an oval park fronted by colonnaded houses and its own covered bridge.

Worth a Stop: Billings Farm and Museum is a lovingly maintained farm at the edge of town that showcases what was state of the art in agriculture circa 1871.

—Wayne Curtis

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