Southwestern VT Guidebook

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Southwestern VT Guidebook

Farmstands
This farmstand is so well stocked it's almost a grocery store. They regularly have eggs, meat, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream and produce comes in as its available seasonally. They also keep high quality pantry items like crackers, tea, and chocolate on hand. Pick up one of their great art prints while you're there! Self service, cash and credit card options.
Wayward Goose Farm
1035 VT-153
This farmstand is so well stocked it's almost a grocery store. They regularly have eggs, meat, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream and produce comes in as its available seasonally. They also keep high quality pantry items like crackers, tea, and chocolate on hand. Pick up one of their great art prints while you're there! Self service, cash and credit card options.
You can pickup their award-winning cheese at their farmstand as well as other local goods. Self service.
Consider Bardwell Farm
1333 Vermont 153
You can pickup their award-winning cheese at their farmstand as well as other local goods. Self service.
The best sweet potatoes in Vermont! They also offer local meat and often sweet potato pies :) Self service.
Laughing Child Farm
3209 Vermont 30
The best sweet potatoes in Vermont! They also offer local meat and often sweet potato pies :) Self service.
Activities
A great way to spend the day. Steepest at the top, this hike pays off big time with 360° panoramic views of the whole valley. Pop over to Mach's Market afterward for a seltzer and a sandwich.
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Haystack Mountain
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A great way to spend the day. Steepest at the top, this hike pays off big time with 360° panoramic views of the whole valley. Pop over to Mach's Market afterward for a seltzer and a sandwich.
Cool off on hot days at this serene Vermont lake.
Lake Saint Catherine
Cool off on hot days at this serene Vermont lake.
Mountain bikers and hikers rejoice! This trail system continues to expand and is only a 15 minute drive away! Check out their website for their full range of options.
Slate Valley Trails
200 Main Street
Mountain bikers and hikers rejoice! This trail system continues to expand and is only a 15 minute drive away! Check out their website for their full range of options.
Great for a day trip with kids or for a solo hiker to explore. You can visit the farm animals or enjoy a nature trail. Cross country skiing trails available in the winter.
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Merck Forest & Farmland Center
3270 Route 315
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Great for a day trip with kids or for a solo hiker to explore. You can visit the farm animals or enjoy a nature trail. Cross country skiing trails available in the winter.
Downhill skiers know what to do here. Have fun!
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Killington Ski Area
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Downhill skiers know what to do here. Have fun!
Part of the Appalachian Trail, you can hike up to the big overview, or take the Ice Beds trail for a shorter jaunt and relax on the open rocks.
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White Rocks National Recreation Area
Sugar Hill Road
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Part of the Appalachian Trail, you can hike up to the big overview, or take the Ice Beds trail for a shorter jaunt and relax on the open rocks.
Local food and art galore! This year round farmers market is at H.N. Williams General Store in the summer and moves inside to J.K. Adams Kitchen Supply in the winter. It's a great way to spend a Sunday!
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Dorset Farmers Market
2732 VT-30
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Local food and art galore! This year round farmers market is at H.N. Williams General Store in the summer and moves inside to J.K. Adams Kitchen Supply in the winter. It's a great way to spend a Sunday!
Shops
Great pizza and sandwiches! Full deli with great hot foods and salads. Good wine and beer selection. Local produce and A+ cheese and cracker selection. Recommend calling ahead for pizza orders.
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Mach's Market
18 School Street
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Great pizza and sandwiches! Full deli with great hot foods and salads. Good wine and beer selection. Local produce and A+ cheese and cracker selection. Recommend calling ahead for pizza orders.
Good sandwiches, coffee and cookies. Basic groceries and fun general store experience.
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Dorset Union Store
31 Church Street
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Good sandwiches, coffee and cookies. Basic groceries and fun general store experience.
This classic general store has been renovated and expanded to offer a larger grocery selection and gas station while keeping their classic toys, clothes, and general rural living supplies.
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H N Williams Store
2732 Vermont 30
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This classic general store has been renovated and expanded to offer a larger grocery selection and gas station while keeping their classic toys, clothes, and general rural living supplies.
Large scale grocery store with your reliable supply of food items. Produce is seldom stunning but good for your pantry needs.
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Price Chopper
8648 New York 22
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Large scale grocery store with your reliable supply of food items. Produce is seldom stunning but good for your pantry needs.
Recently restored small general store. Stop by in the morning for coffee and a donut and sit on the bench out front to watch traffic go by. Bike-able from the house via the rail trail.
Shermans Store
1137 Vermont 153
Recently restored small general store. Stop by in the morning for coffee and a donut and sit on the bench out front to watch traffic go by. Bike-able from the house via the rail trail.
Fully stocked health food store with all kinds of specialty items.
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Natures Market
303 Center Hill Rd
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Fully stocked health food store with all kinds of specialty items.
Food scene
Get a latte and croissant or stay for a full lunch. You can also order a cake for special occasions.
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Dorset Bakery
3239 VT-30
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Get a latte and croissant or stay for a full lunch. You can also order a cake for special occasions.
A solid choice for a restaurant that is sure to please the crowd. Classic burgers and such plus duck for the more exploratory palate. Good for kids. Bar seating for solo travelers.
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The Dorset Inn
8 Church Street
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A solid choice for a restaurant that is sure to please the crowd. Classic burgers and such plus duck for the more exploratory palate. Good for kids. Bar seating for solo travelers.
Best Chinese food in Vermont! The scallion pancakes are A+ and the classic fare is great as well. Bar seating for solo travelers.
Inn at West View Farm
2928 VT-30
Best Chinese food in Vermont! The scallion pancakes are A+ and the classic fare is great as well. Bar seating for solo travelers.
While it's a little further afield, it's 110% worth it for the quality of food, service, and the ambiance. The perfect spot for a romantic or celebratory meal.
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SoLo Farm & Table
95 Middletown Road
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While it's a little further afield, it's 110% worth it for the quality of food, service, and the ambiance. The perfect spot for a romantic or celebratory meal.
The BEST food you can get in the area. Lebanese style food in a furniture store setting. One-of-a-kind experience you won't want to miss. Don't leave without trying the hummus and the rice pudding!
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Depot Café Restaurant
515 Depot Street
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The BEST food you can get in the area. Lebanese style food in a furniture store setting. One-of-a-kind experience you won't want to miss. Don't leave without trying the hummus and the rice pudding!
Grab a top notch sandwich and a bag of cookies (gluten free options available!) on your way back from hiking White Rocks. Pick up some jam and pickles to take home with you. Cash only.
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Sissy's Kitchen
10 West Street
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Grab a top notch sandwich and a bag of cookies (gluten free options available!) on your way back from hiking White Rocks. Pick up some jam and pickles to take home with you. Cash only.