Discover covered bridges and quaint little villages…
Shopping in Weston is like taking a nostalgic step back in time when life was simpler, and proprietors operated their family businesses. Also check out the Galleries in town where you will find a unique gift or a one of a kind work of art. Visit with local artist and craftsmen and experience personal shopping found nowhere else.
The Vermont Country Store
Since 1946, The Vermont Country Store has charmed locals and visitors alike with its abundance of practical goods and memorable brands you can’t find anywhere else. Amid countless antiques and oddities from floor to rafters, you’ll still discover such long-forgotten favorites as Tangee lipstick, Charles Chips, 30° below socks, and a counter filled with old-fashioned penny candies, along with new products that are also useful, work, and just make plain sense in today’s world.
657 Main Street, Weston, Vermont 05161
9 am-6 pm, 7 Days
Weston Village Store
You haven’t seen Weston’s original country store until you’ve visited us. We have been graciously serving our customers since 1891. Nostalgic gifts, local pottery, wooden bowls, candles, books, plush animals and T-shirts. We also feature Vermont’s largest selection of weathervanes. Be sure to check out our great prices on pure Vermont maple syrup.
660 Main Street, Weston, Vermont 05161
9 am-5 pm, 7 Days 9:00-8:00 in July & August
Weston Playhouse Theater Company
Vermont’s oldest professional theatre company presents a summer season of thrilling musicals, breath-taking dramas and compelling new works on two distinct stages. The Playhouse is home to its major MainStage productions. The Rod and Gun Club is home to its OtherStages program.
While the talent and artistry on Weston’s stages comes straight from New York, Chicago and other renowned theatre hubs, the work is distinctly “home grown.” Weston’s Producing Directors craft each season for a discerning and enthusiastic regional audience. Each show is rehearsed and produced right in the tiny village of Weston. The actors, creative team and technical crew that gather in Weston each summer create a special community of artists. The theatre company has garnered the attention and acclaim of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Playbill, The BBC, Variety and countless others. In recent years Weston has expanded its reach by playing an important role in the development of new plays and musicals for the American theatre. With deep roots in its Vermont community, Weston continues to extend its branches into the theatrical firmament. More about the Theatre Company can be found at westonplayhouse.org
Nestled in the mountains of southern Vermont, Grafton is one of New England’s prettiest villages. Many of its beautiful and historic buildings have been restored by its residents and the Windham Foundation, so today’s town looks much as it did years ago.
Grafton’s uniqueness comes from being a real town – not a museum like re- creation – with its citizens being its most valuable resource. It is a vibrant community, still holding the traditional Town Meeting with participation from a wonderfully diverse population of 600 people.
Winter is a spectacular time to visit Grafton. Snowflakes glistening in the cold air, cross country skiing, tube rides, nights curled up around a blazing fire. And multiple ski resorts within a 30 minute drive. Life as it should be lived.
Come walk our village streets. Visit our shops, galleries and museums. Linger a few days and you will experience the beauty that surrounds us in these hills and come to embrace our peace and quiet charm.
Tucked away in southeastern Vermont’s Windham County, Townshend has quietly gone about its business since 1753, when it was chartered as one of the New Hampshire Land Grants. Named after British politician Charles Townshend, whose tax initiative prompted Boston’s biggest tea party, this quintessential New England town charms visitors with its natural beauty, including rolling hills, a state park with hiking trails, a gorgeous town green, and a lake. Original farmsteads dot the countryside, along with a historic covered bridge, antiques stores, and modern shops, including a fabulous smokehouse-country store. While most of tranquil Townshend inspires one to unplug, those who feel the need to shake things up a little will appreciate that bustling Brattleboro lies only 17 miles away and the nearby resorts of Stratton Mountain, Bromley Mountain, and Mount Snow offer all sorts of alpine adventure.
West Townshend Farmers Market
Townshend Farmers’ Market runs from June 7th through October 11th on Fridays from 4 pm to 7 pm, rain or shine! Sited in a new location on the lawn of the historic West Townshend Country Store off of Route 30 in West Townshend, this market features 10-12 vendors each week. The Townshend Farmers’ Market offers a wide variety of unique products as well as harvest-fresh, seasonal produce to both locals and visitors seeking to taste the flavors of the West River Valley.
At the Townshend Farmers’ Market shoppers will find local fruits, vegetables, grass-fed beef, eggs, honey, and syrup alongside less-traditional items like pickles on a stick, gourmet wild-crafted mushrooms, medicinal food and herbs. The market also features many handmade items including glass-blown homes for hermit crabs, birdhouses, chairs, and soaps. One vendor cooks up organic, locally sourced Thai food, and others offer Hummus, Tahini and falafel.
In addition, the market day coincides with the West Townshend Country Store’s weekly pizza party night. Visitors to the market can make their own pizza and then watch it bake in the outdoor wood-fired oven. Be sure to check out this fun event while you are perusing the great market offerings.
If you are looking for an evening of good music, local food, and great people in a fun atmosphere, look no farther than the weekly Townshend Farmers’ Market Friday nights!
Located in Southern Vermont on the bank of the Connecticut River, Brattleboro is a popular four-season tourist destination, with excellent skiing, snowshoeing and skating in the winter, and swimming, tennis, golf, hiking and biking in the summer. Be sure to stop and walk the main street and visit all the great little shops.
The Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market is
A premier farmers market that features over 50 vendors selling a range of agricultural products, arts and crafts, live music and animals and ethnic foods from around the world. The market is Southern Vermont’s main farmers’ gathering, and offers both locals and visitors a crash course in Vermont food with a range of free-range beef and lamb, cheeses, fruit and veggies, honey, maple syrup, and freshly baked pastries.
The Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market is held every Wednesday and Saturday between 9 am – 2 pm. Saturday’s market is located just west of town by the Creamery Bridge and Wednesday’s is held on the Whetstone Pathway off Main Street.
Twice Upon A Time
Family owned and operated business that sells a broad range of vintage and collectible items from the 18th Century to the present. The shop is based in a beautifully restored historic turn-of-the-century department store, and covers 10,000 square feet of space with the original mezzanine level.
The store offers a wide selection of collectibles, furniture, home décor, glass, china, and vintage clothing sourced from over 100 dealers and 4,000 consignors. Twice Upon a Time offers consignments and rental spaces, as well as local deliveries and pickups.
63 Main St. Brattleboro VT, 05301, Phone: (802) 254-2261
Hermit Thrush Brewery
A local brewery that creates Belgian-inspired and barrel-soured ales and fruit beers. Founded by Christophe Gangné and Avery Schwenk in 2014, the brewery has quickly gained a reputation for noteworthy sour and wild ale recipes, which are made using sustainable processes and renewable energy.
The beautiful little brewery exudes old-world style with exposed brick, elegant archways and a quaint tasting room made out of reused wood where visitors can enjoy tasting flights of a variety of beers, including Brattlebeer, Silly Friar, Dizzy Vicar, Party Guy and Brooks Brown. In addition to fantastic tours and tastings, Hermit Thrush also showcases works of art by local artists. This stop is for visitors over 21.
29 High Street Suite 101C, Brattleboro, VT 05301, Phone: (802) 257-BEER
In 2012 and 2013 the Town rebuilt its downtown and replaced Malfunction Junction with Function Junction. As a result, downtown Manchester is now graced with two beautiful roundabouts that provide better traffic and pedestrian flow, even on the busiest days. However, Function Junction is about more than traffic flow. Downtown Manchester now features attractive landscaping and streetscaping with historic style energy-efficient LED streetlights and plenty of new benches to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Manchester has over forty fantastic eateries. From casual to formal, international to American cuisine, we have a restaurant you’ll love.
Manchester is a one stop shop for shopping spree-ers and gift givers alike. With an impressive mix of locally owned boutiques, designer outlets, and a famous indie bookstore, you can look fabulous and find great treasures on a single beautiful stroll.
The town of Woodstock is a beautiful historic area in the Green Mountains of Windsor County and is easily accessible from the interstates. It is a destination boasting the only national park in Vermont, three covered bridges, fabulous restaurants, charming boutiques and shops, agricultural landscapes and numerous lodging establishments.