Photo Courtesy of The Mill At Simon Pearce

Day Trip Itinerary Three

Travel Done Differently… Pond Mountain Inn offers a curated collection of day-trips and itineraries that Vermont visitors may never experience. Authentic experiences that evoke lasting memories…  

Woodstock / Quechee • Day Trip: Itinerary Three

The village of Woodstock is quintessential New England – rich in artisan heritage, historic charm, covered bridges, a thriving community of artists and craftsmen and just a great walking town. 


Crowley Cheese Company: Mount Holly, VT. 800.683.2606. Crowley Cheese has been made the same way today as it was made over 175 years ago when the company was founded.

The Calvin Coolidge Homestead: Plymouth Notch, VT. 802.672.3773. The birthplace and boyhood home of Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States. The village of Plymouth Notch is preserved much as it was when Coolidge was sworn in as president.


Billings Farm & Museum: Woodstock, VT. 802.457.2354. Founded by Laurance and Mary Rockefeller in 1968, the Billings Farm & Museum was established in 1983 to preserve the historic Billings Farm as well as the character and heritage of rural Vermont.


F.H. Gillingham & Sons (General Store): Woodstock, VT. 802.457.2100. This quintessential Vermont General Store built in 1810 is on the National Register of Historic Places and renowned throughout New England is located in the center of Woodstock.

The Daily Catch: Woodstock, VT. 802.332.4005. Kay first found The Daily Catch ten years ago in Boston’s North End – we haven’t had better Sicilian-Style Seafood & Pasta since! And, the garlic… absolutely delicious!


Woodstock Farmers’ Market: West Woodstock, VT. 802.457.3658. Much more than the traditional framers’ market! This is Woodstock’s premier food market – they have it all! Just one mile west of the Green – And, next door is…


White Cottage: West Woodstock, VT. 802.457.3455. This place is amazing! A traditional Dairy Bar, twice named one of the top 150 burger joints in the US and the only one in Vermont. They even serve fresh whole belly clams, Maine lobster rolls, and steamed Maine lobsters on the weekends! “The fresh whole belly clams are as good as those found in historic Ipswich, Massachusetts!” 


Simon Pearce: Quechee, VT. 802.295.1470. The restaurant overlooking the falls and covered bridge is why this was voted one of “America’s Most Romantic Restaurants” by Travel & Leisure.  And, there’s more… their legendary hand-thrown pottery and artisan glassware is on full display with a fascinating look at glassblowing and the hydro power plant that produces the electricity that runs everything!
 

Antique Collaborative: Quechee, VT. 802.296.5858. This multi-dealer antiques and fine art center situated in the historic village of Quechee has the finest quality antiques and decorative accessories in the state. 

The Vermont Antique Mall: Quechee, VT. 802.281.4147. Located in the  beautiful Quechee Gorge Village. Dealers are among the best in New England! They work tirelessly filling hundreds of booths with a vast array of antique, vintage and collectible items.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) Nature Center: Quechee, VT. 802.359.5000.   A research, and avian rehabilitation organization on a 47-acre campus features state-of-the-art raptor enclosures, exhibit spaces, nature trails with an emphasis on bringing high-quality programs to the public.


Quechee Gorge: Quechee, VT. Vermont’s little Grand Canyon, is one of New England’s natural wonders.

This quintessential Vermont General Store built in 1810 is on the National Register of Historic Places and renowned throughout New England is located in the center of Woodstock. 

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