The Quirkiest General Store In America Is Right Here In Vermont
Vermont general stores are known for having everything you need. In fact, it’s often touted that “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.” Well, there’s one place that has what you need, what you want and things you’ve never seen before. Welcome to Hero’s Welcome, the quirkiest general store in VT and beyond! From the building to the setting to the merchandise, this shop is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Let’s take a look!
Situated on the waterfront on the island of North Hero is Hero's Welcome.
It's the hub of the island and it's where locals and visitors go for everything from a morning coffee to Christmas gifts (and everything in between).
Hero's Welcome was reopened in 1993 and they have been stocking and selling unique items ever since.
For example, this item has a sign that reads "Memorable Anniversary Gifts. Upstairs, Downstairs, Online and Out Back."
Wait... Is that sign on a ball and chain? HA HA!!!!
Another example of the good natured humor you'll find here is the benches out front. One is painted red for Republicans and the other is blue for Democrats.
Everything in the store is unique, and if you can't make it to the store (but you should really try), you can order
Can anyone guess why Isle LaMotte is a few hours off?
The sandwiches at the deli are hard to beat, and you'll love the names such as the "Sod Buster" the "Vegetarian Princess" or the "Benedict Arnold"... For when it's time to switch, naturally!
And the bakery? Woah!
Enjoy your homemade goodies outside in their picnic area.
Talk about a spectacular view!
If you'd like to get a souvenir of your visit to the island, Hero's Welcome has it all.
And then some!
Why not just pop into the general store and grab some penny candy, a set of plates, cow & pig & sheep cheese buttons, plastic snakes, a kettle, a stuffed animal and a boat?
We TOLD you they have it all!
With a dock right out front, be sure to inquire about rentals.
In the summer they have kayaks, paddle boards, bikes and canoes. Winter brings skates, snow shoes and X-country skis.
If you'd like to check out the area RIGHT NOW you're in luck! Click
here to access their live web cam!
Do you wish you could own something like Hero's Welcome? Guess what... It's for sale!
For more information, click
to read a great article by Seven Days.
Plan a trip to the Champlain Islands and don't miss a stop at Hero's Welcome, located at 3537 US Route 2, North Hero.
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