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Things to do in Central Vermont

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Central Vermont. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Central Vermont attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Central Vermont to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Central Vermont.

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  • Barnard General Store

    From the soda fountain at the rear, one can look across to Silver Lake, frozen solid and strewn with ice-fishing shacks. About 20 yards out from th... More
  • Billings Farm & Museum

    The best-known hill farm in central Vermont is the Billings Farm & Museum, on Route 12 outside Wood_stock. During early winter, it's open only on w... More
  • F. H. Gillingham & Sons

    On Elm Street, F. H. Gillingham & Sons stocks plaid woolen Johnson Mills hunting pants, wooden train whistles, and sleigh bells. More
  • Mountain Creamery

    Opened by Boris and Sheila Pilsmaker in 1987, this popular Vermont café has become a staple on Woodstock's Main Street. Everything is made from scr... More
  • Quechee Lakes Ski Area

    From late October through May, this planned community near the New Hampshire border, which dates to 1969, hosts downhill and cross-country skiing, ... More
  • Shackleton Thomas

    Housed in a 180-year-old mill in the village town of Woodstock, Shackleton Thomas sells handcrafted artisan goods, such as furniture and pottery, t... More
  • Suicide Six

    Quite possibly Vermont's most family-friendly ski area, Suicide Six is not as imposing as the name implies. With 23 trails, over 50% of which are c... More
  • Vermont Festival of the Arts

    Visit the studios of dozens of local artists and attend concerts by the likes of the Vermont Philharmonic. More
  • William Winand Chocolatier

  • Yankee Bookshop

    Susan Morgan's Woodstock bookstore speaks volumes about her passion for literature. Yankee Bookshop is the oldest independent bookseller in Vermont... More

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