Woodstock – The prettiest small town

Woodstock, Vermont. Called “the prettiest small town in America” by national publications, it is home to world class shopping, exceptional restaurants, the Woodstock Inn & Resort, Twin Farms, quaint inns and B&Bs. Woodstock is also home to a championship golf course and an array of hiking and biking options. Woodstock is the quintessential New England village, especially during autumn, with maples and birch trees alight with brilliant fall colors.

C ome to our town of firsts. Home to the first ski-tow in the United States back in 1934, it is also home to Vermont’s first and only National Park- the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. And while you are visiting our National Park it is but a brief detour to take a tour of the Rockefeller Mansion and the picturesque Billings Farm and Museum.

The heart of Woodstock, which is famous for its architecturally distinctive houses and churches, is also home to 30 miles of hiking trails up our own Mount Tom and Mount Peg and all around the village. Stroll the village green and walk across the Middle Bridge-one of three covered bridges in Woodstock, to the quiet retreat of Faulkner Park. Stop in at our independent book stores and pharmacies, and at our 125 year old general store. You won’t find any chain stores, but you will find art galleries, antique shops, clothing and toy stores.

And once you have hiked and toured you will be ready to stop in one of our gourmet coffee shops and cafes which feature outdoor seating and locally grown and produced foods. We are home to many farm to table restaurants that pride themselves in bringing the locavore ethic to their menus.

Drive over the hills and through the valleys of the Woodstock area and find world renowned glass blowers, artists, potters and furniture makers. Many of these artisans offer the opportunity to watch while they create. You will also find the dairy farms that provide the milk for our nationally recognized artisan and farmstead cheeses. Or if history is your thing, visit a variety of sites such as the 13,000 year old Quechee Gorge, the Justin Morrill Homestead, or the Historic Birthplace of Calvin Coolidge down the road in Plymouth Notch.

Woodstock is a glorious and easy drive on the Crossroad of Vermont Byway which will take you along the Ottauquechee River and over the famous Quechee Gorge from both routes 89 and 91.

For more information visit www.woodstockvt.com or call 1-888-496-6378.
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