Area Recommendations - Southern VT

Jenny And Alex
Area Recommendations - Southern VT

Food scene

Grocery store
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River Bend Farm Market
625 VT-30
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Grocery store
Great little general store in Jamaica.
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West River Provisions
3816 VT-30
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Great little general store in Jamaica.
Londonderry Sat farmer's market 9-1; good size, fun, a few good prepared food vendors, crafts, etc. No dogs allowed.
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West River Farmers Market
Vermont Route 100
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Londonderry Sat farmer's market 9-1; good size, fun, a few good prepared food vendors, crafts, etc. No dogs allowed.
Large fun farmers market with hot food vendors too, by a river. Sat 9-2
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Brattleboro Farmers Market
570 Western Ave
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Large fun farmers market with hot food vendors too, by a river. Sat 9-2
Gorgeous vibrant summer farmer's market, Sundays 9-1. Fun to check out the Dorset bakery, JK Adams, Dorset quarry, HN Williams, and thrift store while you're in the area.
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Dorset Farmers Market
2732 VT-30
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Gorgeous vibrant summer farmer's market, Sundays 9-1. Fun to check out the Dorset bakery, JK Adams, Dorset quarry, HN Williams, and thrift store while you're in the area.
Amazing Planet ! Farm & Justice Center
218 Depot Road
PYO organic blueberries
PYO blueberries, apples, pumkins. Their almond scones are AMAZING.
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Green Mountain Orchards
130 W Hill Rd
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PYO blueberries, apples, pumkins. Their almond scones are AMAZING.
Great little general store with the basics and prepared food. Good beer and wine selection.
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Newfane Country Store
596 VT-30
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Great little general store with the basics and prepared food. Good beer and wine selection.
General store, pizza, events, take out dinners in beautiful village
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MKT: Grafton
162 Main St
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General store, pizza, events, take out dinners in beautiful village
Delicious modern burger and fry kinda place.
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Honeypie
8811 VT-30
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Delicious modern burger and fry kinda place.
Fri night wood-fired pizza (so good!) and farmers market, 4.30-7.30 (market ends at 6.30). Tues night burgers. Sun jam sessions. Cute cheap thrift store upstairs.
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West Townshend Country Store
6573 VT-30
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Fri night wood-fired pizza (so good!) and farmers market, 4.30-7.30 (market ends at 6.30). Tues night burgers. Sun jam sessions. Cute cheap thrift store upstairs.
super cute little petting zoo type farm but a real farm that treats animals well. Great, cheap milk. Near Dorset. Great for kids.
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North Meadow Farm
726 N Rd
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super cute little petting zoo type farm but a real farm that treats animals well. Great, cheap milk. Near Dorset. Great for kids.
New, very close, very fancy restaurant. Haven't tried it yet but one of very few fine dining options.
Andrea's Table
21 West Street
New, very close, very fancy restaurant. Haven't tried it yet but one of very few fine dining options.
New oyster bar next to the restaurant. Our friend Will runs it. Great spot. Restaurant supposed to be good too.
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Peter Havens Restaurant
32 Elliot St
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New oyster bar next to the restaurant. Our friend Will runs it. Great spot. Restaurant supposed to be good too.
Hip, cute, modern, yummy and fun. When I miss Brooklyn, I go here.
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Wunderbar
22 Rockingham Rd
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Hip, cute, modern, yummy and fun. When I miss Brooklyn, I go here.
Far away but worth it if you're in the area. On the fancier side but very high quality.
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The Restaurant at Burdick's
47 Main St
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Far away but worth it if you're in the area. On the fancier side but very high quality.
Cute VT self-serve farmstand with veg, meat, cheese, pantry, cookies, etc etc etc.
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Wild Carrot Farm
21 Upper Dummerston Rd
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Cute VT self-serve farmstand with veg, meat, cheese, pantry, cookies, etc etc etc.
Fancy general store, quality baked goods, good sandwiches, cute gifts.
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JJ Hapgood General Store & Eatery
305 Main St
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Fancy general store, quality baked goods, good sandwiches, cute gifts.

Swim spots

Hike and swimming hole, a bit crowded on weekends but super beautiful. You can do a long hike from Jamaica St Park or start at Ball Mtn Dam. or, you can drive to W. Windham road and hike down from the top (much much shorter, but can be steep and slippery).
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Hamilton Falls
Hamilton Falls Road
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Hike and swimming hole, a bit crowded on weekends but super beautiful. You can do a long hike from Jamaica St Park or start at Ball Mtn Dam. or, you can drive to W. Windham road and hike down from the top (much much shorter, but can be steep and slippery).
Waterfall and swim hole
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Pikes Falls
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Waterfall and swim hole
Amazing swim spot with cliff jumping. Paid entry, a bit crowded on weekends, but super fun.
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Dorset Quarry
1848 VT-30
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Amazing swim spot with cliff jumping. Paid entry, a bit crowded on weekends, but super fun.
Lovely swimming on the lake, picnic tables and portopotties. Crowded on weekend but the lake is gigantic and you can swim to a little private spot.
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Swimming Area at Harriman Reservoir
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Lovely swimming on the lake, picnic tables and portopotties. Crowded on weekend but the lake is gigantic and you can swim to a little private spot.
Popular river swimming spot. Crowded on w/e but you can walk up or down the river to get away from others. Also hikes to smaller swimming holes. The trail is kind of past some houses and then down towards the river - ask someone to point it out.
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Rock River
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Popular river swimming spot. Crowded on w/e but you can walk up or down the river to get away from others. Also hikes to smaller swimming holes. The trail is kind of past some houses and then down towards the river - ask someone to point it out.
Yet another gorgeous swim spot!
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Dummerston Covered Bridge
2891 W River Rd
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Yet another gorgeous swim spot!
If there's not enough swimming or you around here, these are beautiful falls with several swim spots. Popular spot.
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Buttermilk Falls
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If there's not enough swimming or you around here, these are beautiful falls with several swim spots. Popular spot.
Haven't ever made it here but it's supposed to be absolutely gorgeous if you have the time. Good for swimming, kayaks, fishing, hanging.
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Somerset Reservoir
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Haven't ever made it here but it's supposed to be absolutely gorgeous if you have the time. Good for swimming, kayaks, fishing, hanging.

Shopping

Sunday Flea Market 9-2
The Original Newfane Flea Market
788 VT-30
Sunday Flea Market 9-2
Great antique store, pretty large for this area.
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Stone House Antique Center
557 VT-103
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Great antique store, pretty large for this area.
Great antique store.
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Twice Upon A Time Antiques
63 Main St
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Great antique store.
large wonderful thrift store
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Twice Blessed
45 Vermont Rte 100
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large wonderful thrift store
Wonderful and very large independent bookstore.
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Northshire Bookstore
4869 Main St
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Wonderful and very large independent bookstore.
High quality (and high prices) antique store.
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Windham Antique Center
5 Square
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High quality (and high prices) antique store.

Neighborhoods

Cute village, several good antique stores
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Chester
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Cute village, several good antique stores

Sightseeing

Our friend's glass studio - world-renowned artist, take a class or watch him blow; shop in the gallery. He also offers maple sugaring classes (year round) in his sugar shack. Super fun.
Robert Du Grenier Associates Inc/ Robert DuGrenier Art Glass Gallery
1096 VT-30
Our friend's glass studio - world-renowned artist, take a class or watch him blow; shop in the gallery. He also offers maple sugaring classes (year round) in his sugar shack. Super fun.
Friendly farm where you can wonder around looking at their animals with a cute farm store. Free and kid-friendly.
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Taylor Farm
825 VT-11
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Friendly farm where you can wonder around looking at their animals with a cute farm store. Free and kid-friendly.
BEautiful art gallery, as well as trails with impressive sculptures. Check the website for current openings. Free.
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Southern Vermont Arts Center
860 Southern Vermont Arts Center Dr
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BEautiful art gallery, as well as trails with impressive sculptures. Check the website for current openings. Free.
Amazing little place, very highly rec'd stopping by - farmstand, Sat evening music and food truck usually 6-9, usually Sunday yoga and breakfast tacos. Yoga Sun 10 am and Wed 5 pm is current (9/22). One of the most beautiful gardens you'll ever see.
Bee Well Homestead
513 Depot Street
Amazing little place, very highly rec'd stopping by - farmstand, Sat evening music and food truck usually 6-9, usually Sunday yoga and breakfast tacos. Yoga Sun 10 am and Wed 5 pm is current (9/22). One of the most beautiful gardens you'll ever see.

Walks and hikes

Great place for a run or a bike ride. 2.5 mile path one way, much of it alongside the river Also good cross country skiing - sometimes groomed.
West River Trail
West River Trail
Great place for a run or a bike ride. 2.5 mile path one way, much of it alongside the river Also good cross country skiing - sometimes groomed.
Good easy hike to do with kids/elders. It's not short but it's not too strenuous with great views at the top.
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Putney Mountain Trailhead
443 Putney Mountain Rd
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Good easy hike to do with kids/elders. It's not short but it's not too strenuous with great views at the top.
One nice hike to the top of the mountain here - probably an hour or so each way. Steady hill but enjoyable. Nice views at the top. Very nearby.
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Townshend State Park
2755 State Forest Rd
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One nice hike to the top of the mountain here - probably an hour or so each way. Steady hill but enjoyable. Nice views at the top. Very nearby.
Relatively easy hike close to Wilmington. Fire tower at the top. You can continue on to Hogback Mt area. Have a beer and an ice cream where you cross Rt 9 and head back, or continue up Hogback Mtn. and beyond. Molly State Park has maps.
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Mount Olga
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Relatively easy hike close to Wilmington. Fire tower at the top. You can continue on to Hogback Mt area. Have a beer and an ice cream where you cross Rt 9 and head back, or continue up Hogback Mtn. and beyond. Molly State Park has maps.
Yet another beautiful body of water with nearby hikes. Camp, hike, swim, fish, paddle, relax.
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Grout Pond
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Yet another beautiful body of water with nearby hikes. Camp, hike, swim, fish, paddle, relax.
Hike to the fire tower and the pond for a strenuous day out.
Stratton Pond Trail Parking
Appalachian Trail
Hike to the fire tower and the pond for a strenuous day out.
Hike the Blue trail (near Burr and Burton) to the top, or drive to the top! It's a strenuous hike but worth it for the views.
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Equinox Mountain
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Hike the Blue trail (near Burr and Burton) to the top, or drive to the top! It's a strenuous hike but worth it for the views.
Nice hike that goes around the entire lake. Nice for paddling and swimming, trail running.
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Lowell Lake State Park
260 Ice House Rd
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Nice hike that goes around the entire lake. Nice for paddling and swimming, trail running.
Nice moderate 4.5 mile hike. Your feet definitely might get wet.
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Haystack Mountain
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Nice moderate 4.5 mile hike. Your feet definitely might get wet.