things to do in and around Woodstock
Woodstock, VT is a year-round playground! Whatever the season, there are plenty of things to see and do.
Highlights inside Woodstock Village
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park – Learn about conservation and land stewardship while touring the mansion, gardens and model forest.
Middle Bridge – All peg-constructed covered wooden bridge that spans the Ottauquechee river. A favorite for photographers.
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)
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)
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
Suicide Six – 24 trails served by 3 lifts for skiing and snowboarding. Family-friendly slopes appropriate for all skill levels. (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)
Quechee Lakes – 13 trails served by 3 lifts for skiing and snowboarding. Trails available for cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. (Queechee)
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)
Woodstock Country Club – 18 hole Robert Trent Jones golf course, open to the public.