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.
What to do
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.
Where to shop
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
Where to eat
At the Lincoln Inn and Restaurant at the Covered Bridge, Europe-trained chef Jevgenija Saromova’s cuisine is artfully presented and locally sourced. 2709 W. Woodstock Road. 802-457-7052; lincolninn.com.
The lunch and dinner menu at Bentleys Restaurant ranges from burgers, pulled pork, and steak to chef-inspired flat bread and seasonal seafood. 3 Elm Street. 802-457-3232; bentleysrestaurant.com.
Enjoy breakfast or lunch at Mon Vert Cafe (pictured above), where blueberry muffins reign among the house-made baked goods. Cabot cheese and local organic produce enhance the French-inspired dishes. 28 Central Street. 802-457-7143; monvertcafe.com.
Where to stay
The AAA Four Diamond Woodstock Inn and Resort is the premier lodging in the area and occupies the site of a former 18th-century tavern on the town green. Indulge with a Vermont-inspired seasonal treatment at the 10,000-square-foot, LEED-certified spa. 14 The Green. 888-338-2745; woodstockinn.com.
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