You don’t just accidentally wander into Greensboro. To arrive at this no stoplight town deep in the remote Northeast Kingdom of Vermont it takes purpose. Miles from the highway, this picturesque spot makes an incredible retreat from the hustle and bustle of the everyday world. Once you arrive in this tiny town, you just might decide to stay awhile.
Upon entering Greensboro, you'll immediately want to visit the central hub, Willey's Store. Located in the center of town, this endearing shop has it all. It's like the Walmart of the area on a smaller scale with lots of local charm.
Hardware, clothing, home goods, and more line the shelves of the shop. It's the place to go in town, pick up a plunger, pair of rubber boots, coffee pot, new shirt, and tasty fresh produce all in the same spot. Willey's Store has it all, including all the friendly faces you could ask for. Visit this unique shop at 7 Breezy Ave., Greensboro, VT 05841.
The town's crown jewel is the beautiful 789-acre Caspian Lake. This gorgeous wonder is one of the cleanest lakes in Vermont and home to many loons whose calls echo across the water. While there are plenty of options for fun on the water, the quiet scenery is top notch too.
Access Caspian Lake at the town beach and public boat launch. The recreational hub has opportunities for fishing, swimming, boating, and water skiing. During the winter, ice fishing and skating are popular ways to enjoy the lake.
Once you have a little taste of Greensboro, you'll quickly realize that this seductive small town will take more than just a day to explore. The Highland Lodge offers a comfortable stay in a most idyllic setting. Enjoy a room in the farmhouse or a private cabin. A private beach on the lake, access to ski trails, and sweeping views make this place a good fit for a visit in any season. Find the Highland Lodge at 1608 Craftsbury Rd., Caspian Lake, Greensboro, VT 05841.
Nature lovers will rejoice at the chance to explore the 256-acre Barr Hill Nature Preserve. Hike or ski the trails for awe-inspiring views of the Green Mountains and Caspian Lake. The views from the highest spot in Greensboro is well worth the effort.
Greensboro is also home to many talented local artists. One place to find their handcrafted work is the Miller's Thumb Gallery. Located in a historic grist mill, the space showcases fine art, jewelry, fashion, and contemporary craft. A visit here will keep you occupied for hours. Stop by the gallery at 14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro, VT 05841.
Another fixture in the community is the Greensboro Free Library. Grab a book and spend some time relaxing in front of the cozy propane fireplace. You can also download audio books or connect to wifi. There are also plenty of activities going on at the library, so ask about local events. Visit the library at 53 Wilson St., Greensboro, Vermont 05841.
While the town may seem sleepy at times, holidays bring out all the residents. Parades are quirky, delightful, and full of local spirit. This no stoplight town might just be a dot on the map to some, but to others is is a place full of culture, nature, and local charm. Put this spot on your bucket list — you'll be happy you did.
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