America’s Greatest Main Streets

Cheers to these small towns for great Main Streets, where you can admire architecture, sample the local flavor, and find a lost America.

Woodstock, VT

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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

America’s Greatest Main Streets

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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