With its bucolic town green, a photogenic wooden covered bridge, and streets lined with 19th-century buildings, Woodstock, Vermont, is the quintessential Green Mountains village.
Get a glimpse of farm life in the late 1800s at Billings Farm and Museum (pictured above). The circa 1890 barns and farmhouse are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (April 2 to Oct. 31) and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and during holiday periods (Nov. 1 to Feb. 25). 69 Old River Road. 802-457-2355; billingsfarm.org.
Hike at the pristine family-friendly Suicide Six Ski Area. 247 Stage Road, South Pomfret. 802-457-6661; woodstockinn.com/ski-area.
The F.H. Gillingham and Sons general store (pictured above) dates from 1886 and stocks local artisanal cheese, maple syrup, jams, mustard, honey, roasted coffee, and Vermont wines. 16 Elm Street. 802-457-2100; gillinghams.com.
Browse the local cooperative, Collective-The Art of Craft, where members sell hand-forged hardware; hand-tied, woven, and knitted wear; and handmade jewelry, pottery, wood, and glass items. 47 Central Street. 802-457-1298; collective-theartofcraft.com.
Elevation Clothing offers sportswear by Ibex, Patagonia, Dubarry, Barbour, Toms, and Darn Tough Socks. Check out the bargain outlet on the lower level. 15 Central Street. 802-332-6380; elevationclothingvt.com