Woodstock Area Attractions

 

attractions-woodstock-vtEnjoy Walking, Running, Hiking, Biking, Skiing,  and Shopping all just minutes from the front door of the Woodbridge Inn Bed & Breakfast. If you want to keep up your running routine while you’re away from home, the trails and paths around the Woodbridge Inn offer breathtaking views. Prefer prime skiing? We’re within an easy drive of Killington, Pico, Okemo, and the Suicide Six. The Skyeship Gondola of Killington is just 10 minutes from our driveway! Enjoy a day at the slopes or cross country skiing on nearby trails, then come back to the inn to warm up beside the fire.

The Village of Woodstock is just minutes away. You will find that Woodstock is a walking town, made for easy and safe meandering on foot to shopping, museums, art galleries and a variety of restaurants. It is a destination boasting the only national park in Vermont, three covered bridges, fabulous restaurants, charming boutiques and unique shops. Woodstock is an active village with seasonal festivals, farmer’s market, and concerts on the green where visitors are welcomed to take part.

Highlights inside Woodstock Village

  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park – learn about conservation and land stewardship while touring the mansion, gardens and model forest.
  • Paul Revere Church Bells – Woodstock houses five of the church bells manufactured in Paul Revere’s foundry.  Do a photo scavenger hunt to find all five.
  • Middle Bridge – Restoration of the 1969 all peg-constructed wooden bridge that spans the Ottauquechee river.
  • Historic Homes – Walk through River Street and Mountain Avenue to see period architecture and some of Woodstock’s most beautiful homes.
  • The Collective – The Art of Craft – Artist-owned and operated cooperative art gallery featuring both fine craft and contemporary art.

Highlights near Woodstock

  • Neighborly Farms – organic cheeses are the specialty of this farm in Randolph Center to the North of  Woodstock. (Randolph)
  • Taftsville Covered Bridge – Second longest bridge in Vermont that spans the Ottauquechee river near the hydro-electric dam. (Taftsville)
  • Windsor-Cornish Covered Bridge – Longest covered bridge in New England, spans the Connecticut river. (Windsor)
  • King Arthur Flour – take a cooking class with the pros in flour products. (Norwich)

Local Museums

  • New England Transportation Museum – Rail, river and road exhibits detailing over 400 years of transportation history. (White River Junction)
  • Montshire Museum of Science – Hands-on family interactive science activities (Norwich)
  • American Precision Museum – the largest collection of historically significant machine tools for precision manufacturing.  (Windsor)
  • President Calvin Coolidge State Historical Site – birthplace of the 30th President with historic homes and a new museum and education center (Plymouth)
  • New England Maple Museum – Over 200 years of Maple sugaring history. (Rutland)
  • Joseph Smith Monument – visitor’s center and birthplace of Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith.  (South Royalton)

Nearby Parks and Trails for active endeavors

  • Silver Lake  – open water swimming, kayaking and canoeing. (Barnard)
  • Vermont Institute of Natural Science – Nature center with a trails system and raptor exhibits. (Queechee)
  • Queechee Gorge State Park – 1.5 mile hike down the 165 foot gorge. (Queechee)
  • Mt. Tom Trailhead – Comfortable network of carriage trails for walking.  2.5 mile round trip.
  • Mt. Peg Trailhead – 3 mile roundtrip hike.
  • Appalachian Trail – crosses Route 12 two miles north of Woodstock, day hikes of any length or use Woodbridge as a stop along your Appalachian Trail trek.
  • Eshua Bog – tour a historic New England bog (Hartland)
  • Killington – take the K-1 Express Gondola for summer viewing of Killington Mountain (May 1- Oct 8).  Killington offers golf, disc golf, hiking and mountain biking trails as well as skiing.
  • Kedron Valley Stables – horse rentals and trails with guides in South Woodstock.

Skiing near Woodstock

  • Killington – skiing, snowboarding with guaranteed snow during the the snow season.  140 trails served by 22 lifts with 71 miles of trails to ski. (Killington)
  • Okemo – 119 slopes, trails and glades served by 19 lifts over five mountain areas (Jackson Gore Peak, Solitude Peak, South Face, Glades Peak & South Ridge) with slopes appropriate for all skill levels.  (Ludlow)
  • Pico Mountain – 52 trails served by 7 lifts with 17 miles of trails to ski and snowboard.  Three individual and challenging race trails with precision electronic timing equipment. (Killington)
  • Queechee Lakes – 13 trails served by 3 lifts for skiing and snowboarding. Trails available for cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.  (Queechee)
  • Suicide Six – 24 trails served by 3 lifts for skiing and snowboarding.  Family-friendly slopes appropriate for all skill levels. (Woodstock)

Golf Courses

  • Killington – Par 72 course at 2000 foot elevation appropriate for all skill levels. (Killington)
  • Green Mountain National Golf Course – 18 hole course voted #1 public course in Vermont. (Pittsfield)
  • Montague Golf Course – 18 hole golf course open to the public. (Randolph)
  • Queechee Golf Meadow Driving Range – Private course that accepts non-members (Queechee)
  • Windsor Country Club – 9 hole golf course, open to the public (Windsor)
  • Woodstock Country Club – 18 hole Robert Trent Jones golf course, open to the public.
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