If you are able to spend some extra time with us, use this map to learn about things to do and places to eat in our area.
Here’s a bit more detail on some of the places included on the map:
The Worthy Burger South Royalton, VT
This small joint raises “burgers and beers” to a new level. Local ingredients and delicious draft beers. Cash only, ATM in the back, outdoor seating. We love this place. It was the restaurant we went to the night we bought our house. On the day Keith proposed he’d brought me a Worthy take-out burger to the fire where I was boiling sap. I used to think it was called The Holy Burger. It could be.
Eaton’s Sugar House South Royalton, VT
This is a great local flavor type of joint. Local maple flavor. Hearty, inexpensive breakfast. Yummy, especially the pancakes. And there’s a delightfully tacky gift shop too.
Ladder 1 Grill Barre, VT
We haven’t been here but it looks good and busy when we drive by. Would little boys like to eat in a firehouse? Can’t see why not.
Cornerstone Pub and Kitchen Barre, VT
We have eaten here. Tasty. A little pricey, but nice. It has a long beer selection, including the elusive Heady Topper. With some planning ahead this place could accommodate a larger group.
King Arthur’s Flour Baker’s Store Norwich, VT
King Arthur Flour and baking supplies are staples of any self-respecting baker’s kitchen. You can browse ingredients and tools, or eat a tasty sandwich and soup combo in the cafe. Solid quick meal, and you can get a year’s supply of fancy baker’s chocolate, five different kinds of yeast and a “pie dam” here.
Pizza Chef Quechee, VT
This pizza joint is owned by the family of a student I just sent on to first grade. Every year they let us take all the kindergartners into the kitchen to learn how to make pizza. They run a mini-golf course around the back. If any of the Tsouknakis’ are around tell them I sent you, nice folks.
Billings Farm and Museum Woodstock, VT
This is a nice (somewhat fancy) example of a Vermont Farm with daily programs great for families. Check out the program schedule to plan out your visit.
Morse Farm Maple SugarWorks Montpelier, VT
This maple sugar outfit has been operated by the Morse family for eight generations. During my last visit I enjoyed a maple creemee, the view (with foreground of cows), and the chainsaw carvings. Highly recommended stop for all ages.
Silver Lake State Park Barnard, VT
If the temperature rises this is a great spot for a dip. The Barnard General Store was just saved by the town of Barnard and friends who raised the money to get it back in operation.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science Quechee, VT
Visit VINS to see raptors like the Great Grey Owl and a one-eyed Barred Owl. VINS rehabilitates birds and runs shows with the ones who aren’t able to return to the wild. I spent a great fieldtrip here with my kindergartners this spring. There are nature trails, picnic spots and a gift shop too!
Do not miss!
I almost don’t want to spoil the joy of stumbling across this gem like I did…so set your GPS to
124 Spider Web Farm Rd., Williamstown, Vermont
and don’t succumb to the temptation to google this. Don’t Vinod, don’t do it.