A Day in Woodstock, VT


A summer trip to Woodstock, VT - a great quaint, historical town - perfect for a summer day trip with the family.

Set among the trees, gorges, streams, quaint houses, and lots of history, Vermont is truely a place of beauty.

This past summer we visited the small town of Woodstock, VT, not far from the western border of New Hampshire. July in Vermont is quiet pleasant with warm weather and lots of blooming flowers in the landscapes.



A summer trip to Woodstock, VT - a great quaint, historical town - perfect for a summer day trip with the family.

We spent most of the day at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. This site is an excellent example of the history of conservation and the dramatic empact it can have on an area. Through an informative tour we learned about the devistation over-harvesting of trees to create sheep pastures had on this area of Vermont. Through a major conservation effort, native tree growth was brought back so that much of the land is now re-forested.

A summer trip to Woodstock, VT - a great quaint, historical town - perfect for a summer day trip with the family.

There is a beautiful mansion on the property that is worth seeing, though you need reservations. There are also beautiful hiking trails with a lovely "pogue" at the top of the hill.

A summer trip to Woodstock, VT - a great quaint, historical town - perfect for a summer day trip with the family.




 A summer trip to Woodstock, VT - a great quaint, historical town - perfect for a summer day trip with the family.


After an energetic hike, we drove back to town and bought sandwiches and ice teas at the Village Butcher and ate them at a picnic table on the town green in front of the library. Talk about a quaint, small town!



There are several interesting places to visit in the town of Woodstock.

A summer trip to Woodstock, VT - a great quaint, historical town - perfect for a summer day trip with the family.

We enjoyed a walk over a covered bridge. The stream below was clear all the way to the bottom.

A summer trip to Woodstock, VT - a great quaint, historical town - perfect for a summer day trip with the family.

There is a nice fancy hotel in town called The Woodstock Inn. It was worth a walk through just to see the decorations and architecture of the area.

A summer trip to Woodstock, VT - a great quaint, historical town - perfect for a summer day trip with the family.

Most of the houses are built with wood siding, but we noticed stone was used in a lot of the commercial buildings.

A summer trip to Woodstock, VT - a great quaint, historical town - perfect for a summer day trip with the family.

July was a lovely time to visit this area of Vermont. The weather was perfect. You might want to consider bringing some bug spray though if you go hiking.




A summer trip to Woodstock, VT - a great quaint, historical town - perfect for a summer day trip with the family.

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