Central Vermont

Central Vermont Travel Guide

Housed in a 180-year-old mill in the village town of Woodstock, Shackleton Thomas sells handcrafted artisan goods, such as furniture and pottery, that all begins as locally sourced materials.

Susan Morgan's Woodstock bookstore speaks volumes about her passion for literature. Yankee Bookshop is the oldest independent bookseller in Vermont, having been in business since 1935. This inviting shop on Canal Street has a bright yellow facade and striped awning.

Quite possibly Vermont's most family-friendly ski area, Suicide Six is not as imposing as the name implies.

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

Visit the studios of dozens of local artists and attend concerts by the likes of the Vermont Philharmonic.

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 weekends, but the chance to get up close and personal with a working herd of Jersey cows is tempting to those

From late October through May, this planned community near the New Hampshire border, which dates to 1969, hosts downhill and cross-country skiing, showshoeing, snowboarding, and horse-drawn sleigh rides.

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 scratch here, with the famous Mile High Apple Pie at the top of visitors' lists.

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 the shoreline, a chubby effigy stuffed with straw named George is wearing a blue flannel plaid shirt and clutc