Vermont Travel Guide
Find out what’s underwater at this interactive science museum; there are more than 70 species featured in ever-changing exhibits. It also hosts an adult-friendly cocktail party called ECHO After Dark on the second Thursday of every month.
This annual 10-mile cross-country skiing event starts on the summit of 4,393-foot Mount Mansfield, the state's highest peak, and winds up in the village of Stowe, an architectural rival of Woodstock.
A lesser-known attraction in the area, the Perkins Geology Museum is located on the campus of the University of Vermont.
The five-story converted firehouse has rotating art exhibitions every fall.
Owned and operated by the Faillace family, Three Shepherds Farm produces artisanal cheeses made from cow or sheep milk, and aged in straw-bale cheese caves. The farm is also famous for their cheese-making classes.
If you want to survey the local scene, head to Amnesia, which rocks until well past midnight five nights a week. It’s a little rough around the edges, but it’s the best place to dance on the north shore.
Kayak, hike, bike, learn to row, explore on horseback, run in wide-open spaces with sweeping views. It’s all accessible through this center, which offers sculling and running camps as well as bike, boat, and kayak rentals.
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
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.
At the Hort Farm (as it’s locally known), students from the University of Vermont have conducted biological research for more than 60 years. At present, the 97-acre facility hosts experimental apple orchards, grape vines, ornamental shrubbery, flower gardens, and a bat house.
While the advent of the indoor shopping mall in the 1970's meant the death of most pedestrian malls, this one—established in 1981—still buzzes with activity.
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.
Situated atop the eponymous Mt. Philo, this 168-acre park contains a small, 10-site camping area as well as an enclosed picnic pavilion that can be rented for special events.