Attractions August 26, 2016
Why This One Little Town Is Vermont’s Best Kept Secret
It’s not too big and it’s not too small… Putney, VT is just right. Just minutes from Brattleboro and readily accessible from I-91, you’ll love this town with unique shops, a spinnery, berry and apple picking, winery, restaurants, music venues and even a puppet theater. Visit once and you’ll be going back to Putney again and again. As they say, it’s wonderful place to visit and a great place to live. Let’s check out some of the things Putney has to offer, shall we?
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Green Mountain Spinnery
This worker-owned cooperative has been running for over 30 years, and to this day they have the same goal: to create yarns of the highest quality, to help sustain regional sheep farming, and to develop environmentally sound ways to process natural fibers.
Green Mountain Orchards
Whether you like to pick your own or buy them in their shop, Green Mountain Orchards has apples, blueberries, peaches, pumpkins and more. You'll want to spend the day at this beautiful property because along with picking they offer hike, snowshoe, and many spots to create the perfect picnic.
Putney Mountain Winery
Charles Dodge had a vision to create a winery in Vermont on his way home from teaching at Dartmouth one evening. He was intrigued about his student's beer making hobby and as he drove by the Green Mountain Orchards, inspiration struck. He decided to stick with Vermont tradition and craft delicious fruit wines from the delectable local produce. The press describes the wines as “extraordinary,” “love at first taste,” and even “an intensely remarkable treasure.” Cheers!
Next Stage Arts Project
Concerts, theater and dance, oh my! The Next Stage Arts Project has some top notch shows - click
to check out what's coming up on their calendar.
Hidden Springs Maple
No Vermont town would be complete without a sugar shack, and the Hidden Springs Maple sugarhouse is maple sugary magic. In the warm weather, be sure to check out their delicious maple creemees!
JD McCliments Pub
Putney has some fine eateries including the local favorite JD McCliments Pub. This family friendly place more than just pub food. Carnita Tuesdays, Mexican night on Thursdays and daily specials and entrees can rival many fine dining restaurants.
It's not often you find a dedicated puppet theater, but then again, Putney isn't your average town. Sandglass is inspired by a love of puppetry and live performance, engagement with local and international community, and respect for audience. These shows are truly one of a kind!
Sacketts Brook with it’s stone arch bridge once turned a dozen water wheels on its descent to the Connecticut River, and flows right through the heart of Putney Village.
Putney General Store and Pharmacy
Here you can get just about anything you need from a fresh deli breakfast or lunch, to aspirins and bandaids at their pharmacy. The Putney General Store and Pharmacy has been the hub of the town for over 200 years.
Where else can you organize your belongings and do your holiday shopping all in one place? You'll love the baskets, gifts and most of all, friendly service at this place which started making baskets in 1842.
Or skip the shopping and simply drive on the lovely country roads...
Check out the beautiful Cory Road in the Spring...
And winter. Putney is truly a beautiful town in every season.
If you enjoy Putney, be sure to also check out the lovely
town of Stowe. These 17 picturesque towns in Vermont are worth a trip, too!