There’s a reason that Vermont is called the Green Mountain State.
Visitors come here from the world over to lose themselves in the bucolic splendor seen everywhere from movies and TV shows to ice cream carton illustrations. But rest assured — it’s all true! There’s plenty of farms in these parts, plenty of majestic peaks and loads of foliage gracing lakesides and town squares. Foodies will find many an artisanal concoction be it beer, cheese or chocolate. The Woodstock area is legendary for its pastoral charms, and anyone coming here will feel it right away.
The tiny town of Woodstock is home to not much more than 3,000 people, and keeping things small is just fine by the residents here. Of course, they are happy to host travelers looking to unwind in this very special place that heals and invigorates. Check out venerated sustainable farming practices in the historic Billings Farm with its 19th-century main building lovingly preserved. Walk up the trails to the peak of Mount Tom and take in the scenery as the valley below stretches before you. Engage with the interactive science exhibits at the Montshire Museum of Science. And drive down Vermont’s Route 4 and Route 100 scenic byways, especially in the fall when the leaves change color.