Guidebook for Bennington

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Guidebook for Bennington

Food Scene

Steps from my house! Wonderful breakfast sandwiches and lunches too. Coffee- hot or iced. Great place to hang out and learn the local scene. WiFi friendly. Closes at 3.
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Powers Market
9 Main St
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Steps from my house! Wonderful breakfast sandwiches and lunches too. Coffee- hot or iced. Great place to hang out and learn the local scene. WiFi friendly. Closes at 3.
Steps from my house! Cozy, friendly bar scene with locals full of information and tips about town. Outdoor patio service for food and indoor dining. Daily specials and a changing menu. Opens at 5 every day.
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Pangaea
1 Prospect St
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Steps from my house! Cozy, friendly bar scene with locals full of information and tips about town. Outdoor patio service for food and indoor dining. Daily specials and a changing menu. Opens at 5 every day.
Around the corner from my house. Nightly specials and deals. Popular hangout for locals and visitors.
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Kevin's Sports Pub & Restaurant
27 Main St
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Around the corner from my house. Nightly specials and deals. Popular hangout for locals and visitors.
Exceptional dishes and delicious foods grown in their garden. Changing menu, excellent service all offered in an elegant and welcoming farmhouse. (An hour's drive from Bennington, but so worth it.)
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SoLo Farm & Table
95 Middletown Rd
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Exceptional dishes and delicious foods grown in their garden. Changing menu, excellent service all offered in an elegant and welcoming farmhouse. (An hour's drive from Bennington, but so worth it.)
If you head to the VT Country Store in Weston, plan to lunch here. And have the Fried Chicken Sandwich. Fantastic!
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JJ Hapgood General Store & Eatery
305 Main St
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If you head to the VT Country Store in Weston, plan to lunch here. And have the Fried Chicken Sandwich. Fantastic!
Wonderful food and cozy place to breakfast or lunch inside or out. Amazing baked goods. Amazing.
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Dorset Bakery
3239 VT-30
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Wonderful food and cozy place to breakfast or lunch inside or out. Amazing baked goods. Amazing.
Specialty Italian foods from the case, the kitchen and the pantry. Delightful and delicious in every way.
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Al Ducci's Italian Pantry
133 Elm St
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Specialty Italian foods from the case, the kitchen and the pantry. Delightful and delicious in every way.
They make their own beer and everyone loves it. Cool setting in an old mill on the Walloomsac River. The food is good too!
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Brown's Brewing Company's Walloomsac Taproom and Brewery
50 Factory Hill Rd
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They make their own beer and everyone loves it. Cool setting in an old mill on the Walloomsac River. The food is good too!
Among the top 10 diners in the US, this is an unforgettable food experience. Try the grilled donut and/or any of the daily specials. Counter and booth service. Cash only.
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The Blue Benn
314 North St
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Among the top 10 diners in the US, this is an unforgettable food experience. Try the grilled donut and/or any of the daily specials. Counter and booth service. Cash only.
Wonderful food! Love the burgers, shepherd's pie and pretty much everything on the menu.
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Madison Brewing Company Pub & Restaurant
428 Main St
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Wonderful food! Love the burgers, shepherd's pie and pretty much everything on the menu.
Handmade specialty pizzas a block away. Delicious, fresh, creative.
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Marigold Kitchen Pizza
25 Main St
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Handmade specialty pizzas a block away. Delicious, fresh, creative.
Great breakfast and lunch spot on the way in and out of Manchester on scenic 7.
Chauncey's Family Dining
5403 Vermont Rte 7a
Great breakfast and lunch spot on the way in and out of Manchester on scenic 7.
Fantastic deli sandwiches and market foods. Features local syrup, cheeses and honey makers as well as bulk foods. Closed Sunday and Monday.
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Market Wagon
1896 Harwood Hill Rd
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Fantastic deli sandwiches and market foods. Features local syrup, cheeses and honey makers as well as bulk foods. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Popular coffee house and wifi friendly scene.
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South Street Cafe
105 South St
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Popular coffee house and wifi friendly scene.
Dinner on the deck offers a beautiful sunset view of the mountains. Great salad bar and entrees.
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The Publyk House
782 Harwood Hill Rd
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Dinner on the deck offers a beautiful sunset view of the mountains. Great salad bar and entrees.
Exceptional food and service. A favorite for locals.
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Allegro
520 Main St
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Exceptional food and service. A favorite for locals.
Best handmade ice cream ever. They make their waffle cones too. We wait all year for the strawberry ice cream made from local berries!
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Chocolate Barn
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Best handmade ice cream ever. They make their waffle cones too. We wait all year for the strawberry ice cream made from local berries!

Parks & Nature

Swimming with a lifeguard, beach area and pavilion. Beautiful, peaceful setting. Boat launch for non-power boats. Fishing with a state license.
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Lake Paran Recreation
269 Houghton St
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Swimming with a lifeguard, beach area and pavilion. Beautiful, peaceful setting. Boat launch for non-power boats. Fishing with a state license.
Gorgeous lake and recreation area for swimmers and nature lovers.
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Lake Shaftsbury State Park
262 Lake Shaftsbury Rd
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Gorgeous lake and recreation area for swimmers and nature lovers.
Historic Victorian walking trail through the woods. A few blocks away from me and by far the prettiest quick hike for views and nature. Dogs allowed on leashes.
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The Mile-Around Woods
Woods Lane
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Historic Victorian walking trail through the woods. A few blocks away from me and by far the prettiest quick hike for views and nature. Dogs allowed on leashes.

Arts & Culture

Exceptional exhibits for a small regional museum. Grandma Moses permanent exhibit.
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Bennington Museum
75 Main St
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Exceptional exhibits for a small regional museum. Grandma Moses permanent exhibit.
The home of Robert Frost and the place he wrote "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". (Fun fact: I hand lettered the poem on the wall of the dining room there.)
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Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College
121 Vermont Rte 7a
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The home of Robert Frost and the place he wrote "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". (Fun fact: I hand lettered the poem on the wall of the dining room there.)

Essentials

Everything you need in a beautiful grocery store.
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Hannaford Supermarket
141 Hannaford Square
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Everything you need in a beautiful grocery store.

Shopping

Where we go for beautiful, delicious organic and locally grown foods and plants. Plan to visit the Chocolate Barn (across the way) afterward.
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Clear Brook Farm
47 Hidden Valley Rd
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Where we go for beautiful, delicious organic and locally grown foods and plants. Plan to visit the Chocolate Barn (across the way) afterward.
Legendary bookstore (with cafe) with an extensive offering of new and old titles. Their used book section is my favorite. Author readings and a calendar of events available online. Perfect place to begin a day of wandering through Manchester shops and outlets.
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Northshire Bookstore
4869 Main St
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Legendary bookstore (with cafe) with an extensive offering of new and old titles. Their used book section is my favorite. Author readings and a calendar of events available online. Perfect place to begin a day of wandering through Manchester shops and outlets.
Lovely gift shop with carefully curated lines of artisan jewelry, accessories and home accents.
Catbird Studio
4181 Main Street
Lovely gift shop with carefully curated lines of artisan jewelry, accessories and home accents.

Sightseeing

Historic home and gardens that open to a pretty hiking trail through the woods next door.
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Park-McCullough Historic Governor's Mansion
1 Park St
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Historic home and gardens that open to a pretty hiking trail through the woods next door.
Historic church and place where Robert Frost is buried. Docents full of interesting information. The grounds of the church are spectacular in autumn where the street is lined with maples. Perhaps the most photographed scene in Bennington.
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Old First Congregational Church
60 Monument Avenue
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Historic church and place where Robert Frost is buried. Docents full of interesting information. The grounds of the church are spectacular in autumn where the street is lined with maples. Perhaps the most photographed scene in Bennington.
You’ll see this landmark obelisk from all roads in and out of Bennington. Take a ride up the elevator for incredible views from the top.
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Bennington Battle Monument
15 Monument Cir
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You’ll see this landmark obelisk from all roads in and out of Bennington. Take a ride up the elevator for incredible views from the top.

Drinks & Nightlife

Great venue for music!
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Harvest Brewing
201 South St
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Great venue for music!
Good food and music.
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The Tap House at Catamount Glass
309 County St
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Good food and music.
Great outdoor deck for a cocktail and spectacular sunset viewing.
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The Publyk House
782 Harwood Hill Rd
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Great outdoor deck for a cocktail and spectacular sunset viewing.