Things to do around us when it rains...
Updated: May 10, 2022
Vermont is known for its hiking trails and kayaking adventures. But what do you do if there's rain in the forecast like this weekend.
Here's a list of possibilities.
Head to Woodstock
Take a left out of our driveway and wind through the rolling horse farms and woods to Woodstock. It's 20 miles and takes about 25-30 minutes.
Saturday May 29 - Memorial Day Parade in Woodstock starts at 10:30 am. - Enjoy the sidewalk sale (under cover) along Woodstock's streets.
On the way, check out Rockledge Farms - woodworking at its finest. (They make our cheeseboards.) Checkout Farmhouse Pottery (left of the village green) and Billings Farm and Andrew Pearce Bowls.
If you're into antiques and you want to take in the Quechee Gorge, head east to Quechee Antiques Mall. Seriously, a unique experience with three floors of well curated booths.
Head to Windsor
Drive thru the (second longest) Windsor covered bridge in the country. You'll land in New Hampshire.
Turn left and down on the right is the road to Saint Gauden's historic national site is worth the visit. https://www.nps.gov/saga/index.htm
Afterward, head to Harpoon Brewery (back in Windsor Vermont) for lunch. While you're over there, take in Silo Distillery, Blake Hill Preserves, Simon Pearce and more!
Head to Weston then Manchester
If you're a bit blue because it's raining, the best way to cure the blues is head to Vermont Country Store. We like this store more than the Rockingham location as it's quirky and the floors squeak.
Afterward, head to Hildene. You will not be disappointed with this historic home tour. Built and owned by Todd Lincoln, President Lincoln's son, it is so well preserved. The gardens are stunning...so much so that folks wait to visit to view the peonies.
Head to Springfield
Grab a movie in one of the cleanest theaters we've ever experienced.
One more direction...
Head to Bellows Falls
Great antique shop, cafe, coffee shop (we serve Rockingham Roasters) and Moon Dog Cafe. You will love this little slice of Vermont. If you're into antiques, check out Cottage by the Brook, especially if you're into vintage.
Nothing sound good? Find Marilee and she'll figure out something totally off another beaten path.