Vermont October 02, 2019
9 Underrated Places In Vermont That Even Natives Have Never Heard Of
Vermont is full of hidden gems, some that are even in your backyard! How many of these have you been to?
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Rock of Ages Quarry — Barre
For $6, you can take a guided quarry tour which will take you to an overlook of the Smith Quarry. At nearly 600 feet deep, it is the largest operating deep-hole, dimension granite quarry in the world.
Address: 558 Graniteville Road
Graniteville, VT 05654
2. Floating Bridge — Brookfield
Drive along the Floating Bridge, a bridge built in 1820 that carries Vermont Route 65 across Sunset Lake in Brookfield, Vermont. Many people prefer the peaceful views in the early morning.
Address: VT-65, Brookfield, VT 05036
3. Sunset Drive-In — Colchester
Catch a movie at this old-school drive-in movie theater! While it may seem like a step back in time, the movie theater still plays many of the newest movies out on the big screen.
Address: 155 Porters Point Rd, Colchester, VT 05446
4. Poorhouse Pies — Underhill
Choose from apple pies, pumpkin pies, cherry pies, peach pies, maple-pecan pies, and so much more at Poorhouse Pies. While the offerings change daily, you're sure to find something that you'll like. This unassuming pie shed operates on an honor system. Just come in to the shed, choose the pie you want and drop your payment into the wall bank. Just make sure you get there plenty early in the morning because once they run out... they're out for the day!
Address: 23 Park St, Underhill, VT 05489
5. FH Gillingham & Sons — Woodstock
This old-fashioned general store has been open to the public for more than 130 years! Almost everything you find in this store has been locally sourced from Vermont.
Address: 16 Elm St, Woodstock, VT 05091
6. Lincoln's — Burlington
Check out Burlington's own secretive speakeasy. The bar resembles a tavern from centuries past. It's cash only but every drink here only costs $5! Including the mac 'n cheese and bowl of chili! Most of the beers are brewed in Vermont as well.
Address: 191 College Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401
7. Maple View Farm Alpacas — Brandon
Get up close and personal with gentle, sweet, and soft alpacas! This alpaca farm is open to the public and anyone interested in breeding their own alpacas. Plus there's a farm store which features products made from luxurious alpaca fiber.
Address: 185 Adams Rd, Brandon, VT 05733
8. Honora Winery & Vineyard — Jacksonville
With so many amazing wineries in Vermont, it's easy for some hidden gems to fall through the cracks and go unnoticed by some. But take one trip to Honora Winery & Vineyard and you'll be wondering why it hasn't become Vermont's most visited winery yet! For the full effect, take one of their wine tours through their beautiful property and top it off with a tasting. You may want to buy a bottle or case to bring back home!
Address: 201 VT-112, Jacksonville, VT 05342
9. Mad Taco — Waitsfield
The loyal customers of Mad Taco love the wide selection of tacos offered which are all made with ingredients from the owner's farm. It has a very casual grab-and-go vibe, so it's perfect for something that's relatively quick but super delicious.
Address: 5101 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673
How many of these places have you heard of or been to? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!
Address: 558 Graniteville Rd, Barre, VT 05641, USA Address: VT-65, Brookfield, VT, USA Address: 155 Porters Point Rd, Colchester, VT 05446, USA Address: 23 Park St, Underhill, VT 05489, USA Address: 16 Elm St, Woodstock, VT 05091, USA Address: 191 College St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA Address: 185 Adams Rd, Brandon, VT 05733, USA Address: 201 VT-112, Jacksonville, VT 05342, USA Address: 5101 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673, USA