Day Trip Series: Woodstock
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Woodstock: a quaint, quintessential New England town. Perfect for the New England experience.
Activity 1: Get Ready for Gorgeous Views at Billings
Billings is great at keeping both kids and adults entertained and engaged. Each day the farm has activities to learn more about life on the farm: churning butter, meeting the cows, what’s in the pantry, learning about milking etc.
You can also tour the farm house on the property with state of the art technology for the time it was built, which I found really fascinating!
See and pet all the farm animals: goats, chickens, horses, and cows.
Walk the beautiful propery and take in the scenic views.
Activity 2: Soak in the Peacefulness at Marsh Billings
Miles of carriage trails to explore, including a pond tucked away. You can also learn about the previous owners of Billings Farm and tour the mansion. Beautiful and interesting.
Activity 3: Bring a Little Woodstock Home with You
Wander the quaint shops and art galleries. Take a part of Woodstock home with you by shopping at one of their many local shops or art galleries on Main Street.
You can park in the metered parking behind the library, on the green, or behind Mountain Creamery. Sometimes I like to park on the side streets because parking is free and walk a little extra.
Activity 4: Be Ready for Incredible Views
If you’re feeling adventurous. Hike Mt. Tom. There are multiple trails options to get to the top. Take the Faulker trail takes about 45 min. to get to the top and about a half an hour down or so. Narrows at the end with some steep sections with rocks and railings, but definitely doable for most. You can also try the the trails from Marsh-Billings as well.
Activity 5: Stop by the Stunning Taftsville Covered Bridge
Stop by the Taftsville bridge, take a great photo and maybe a stroll along the back road on the others side. I think it’s called River Rd.
Activity 6: Sample New England at Sugarbush Farms
Continue on the back roads after crossing the Taftsville bridge and follow the signs to Sugarbush Farms, enjoying the beautiful scenery. There you can sample local goods (like cheeses, jams, sauces and more), learn about maple syrup making, pet the animals, and take an great panorama shot of VT countryside.
Places To Eat
You’ll never go hungry in Woodstock. The hardest part is what to choose!