DAY TRIPS/SPA SERVICES
VERMONT MARBLE MUSEUM
A huge part of Vermont’s history, the Vermont marble museum is a great afternoon jaunt. Tours and a gift shop. Open late May 24th to October 14 .
52 Main Street, Proctor, VT 05765
Just down the road from the Vermont marble museum, this mansion high on a hill is a good part II to your Proctor, VT visit. Guided tours. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful views.
2970 West Proctor Road, Proctor, VT 05765
SLATE VALLEY MUSEUM
Just over the line from Wells, VT in Granville, NY this Federally funded museum shows you the history of slate in the US. Hit Sissy’s Kitchen for breakfast on the way for an even better treat.
17 Water Street, Granville, NY 12832
MOUNT EQUINOX SKYLINE DRIVE
Towering 4000 feet over Manchester, Mount Equinox offers a breathtaking multi-state view from the top. The toll road benefits the monastery perched on its western slope.
Skyline Drive, Sunderland, VT 05250
OKEMA MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE ZONE
Okemo mountain also comes alive in the summer and fall with thrilling rides, zip lines and more.
77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow, VT 05149
ROCK OF AGES GRANITE QUARRIES
Visit Vermont’s premier granite quarry and the Historic tombstone factory, Rock of Ages. Free self-guided tours from catwalks above the factory floor. Gift shop and tours of the quarry. Tours are week days only.
Graniteville Road, Graniteville, VT 05654
A visit to Barre and Rock of Ages wouldn’t be complete until you cap off your visit to the Mount Hope Cemetery in nearby Barre. Centuries of granite workers paid extra care to create their own family’s memorials here. 85 acres to stroll and see their artistry in action.
201 Maple Avenue, Barre, VT 05641
Simon Pearce designs stylish and elegant glassware, tableware, lighting, and home decor all handcrafted by American artisans. Watch actual glass blowing in at their historic riverside mill tucked in a small Vermont village. Afterward stay for lunch at their award winning restaurant.
1760 Quechee Main Street, Quechee, VT 05059
SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER
A nonprofit art center for visual and performing arts exhibiting classic and contemporary art in a National Historic Trust Mansion on the slopes of Mount Equinox.
930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester, VT 05254
HILDENE, THE LINCOLN FAMILY HOME
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home located in Manchester in the U.S. state of Vermont, was the summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln and his wife Mary Harlan Lincoln. House tours, the historic Lincoln 1800s pullman railroad car and an estate cheese making operation make this an excellent afternoon visit.
1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, VT 05254
CHAFEE ARTS CENTER
Located in a Queen Ann Victorian mansion on Rutland’s Route 7, the Chafee Arts Center is the areas premier location for the arts. Exhibits and classes are offered throughout the year with a second location located in downtown Rutland at 75 Merchants Row.
16 S Main Street, Rutland, VT 05701
KING ARTHUR FLOUR STORE, BAKERY AND SCHOOL
For diehard bakers and people who love food, King Arthur Flour, Vermont campus, is the holy grail. A bakery, retail store and educational center is open year round. An excellent day trip with lots of goodies to bring back from your Vermont vacation.
135 U.S. 5, Norwich, VT 05055
THE VERMONT SUMMER FESTIVAL
Running from late June to early August, the Vermont Summer Festival is 15 minutes from our village, and a fantastic opportunity to watch some of the top riders in the country compete for top honors in a variety of disciplines.
2971 US-7, East Dorset, VT 05253
MERCK FOREST & FARMLAND CENTER
A great family day trip, this privately owned, preserve has as its mission statement “to teach and demonstrate the benefits of innovative, sustainable management of forest and farmland.” You can visit the largest sugarhouse you have ever seen, see a windmill up close, visit with the egg-laying chickens, pet the sheep, and see how a photovoltaic system powers their facility. There are year-round programs and activities at the Merck Forest & Farmland Center.
3270 Route 315, Rupert VT 05768
VERMONT TEDDY BEAR FACTORY
Their factory is open year-round (7 days a week) except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year’s Day. It’s one of the most popular Vermont activities! We recommend planning to spend about an hour and 15 minutes on-site at The Vermont Teddy Bear Factory.
6655 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT 05482
MANCHESTER ACUPUNCTURE AND HERBS
1965 Depot Street, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT 05255
68 South Main Street, Wallingford, VT 05773
15 Stratton Road, Rutland, VT 05701