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)

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)

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)

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)

Woodstock Country Club – 18 hole Robert Trent Jones golf course, open to the public.