Fairlee: Chapman's Store, downtown Fairlee VT (10 minute drive): eclectic mix of
used books, wine, crafts, toys, pharmacy, hunting and fishing needs.
Also the best local venue for a the New York Times. Open Sat.and Sun.
You've never seen a store quite like this.
Thetford: THE Pompanoosuc Mills factory
and factory store are on Route 5 in East Thetford, just 10 minutes from Hulbert.
Very nice Vermont wooden furniture. There is another showroom in Hanover.
Lyme: Long River Studios, downtown Lyme (15 minutes away), behind the Mascoma
Bank. Arts and Crafts (including beaded bracelets by Jan).
Stella's restaurant next door is very good.
Hanover: Main Street.
Simon Pearce, clothing, housewares, generally high-end. A nice used
Books, run by a local folkdancer. Two places at least sell decent
Cappucino: The Dirt Cowboy Cafe, on Main St., and Rose Jekes Cafe on
Lebanon Street. Lou's is everybody's favorite place for lunch, but
generally crowded. More Hanover Dining options.
The Hood Museum of Art (Dartmouth Campus). Diverse collection supports teaching. Special black culture exhibit.
Norwich: King Arthur Flour Baker's Store and Studio/Baking Education Center (Rte 5 South)--The
base for the famous King Arthur catalog; fun place to shop if you are a cook.
Coffee & yummie baked goods also available. Also in Norwich is the quintessential New England General Store,
Dan and Whits; "If we don't have it, you don't need it." An amazing stock and friendly help finding what you want.
Montshire Museum of Science--awesome science museum for kids,
kids at heart, and nerds.
Quechee, VT: various antique shops and malls along VT Rte. 4, where
Cathie Springer has found several treasures.
Woodstock, VT: The place where New Yorkers like to come in VT. Lovely
old town with lots of shops, galleries, restaurants, etc.
Bradford, VT: A really nice town, easy to walk around, with a waterfall and a mix of stores. Need a new pair of overalls? Boots? Jewelry? A nice flannel shirt? Snowshoes? Fenceposts? Farmway (Rte 25) has it all.
Downtown Bradford also boasts a number of resturants, a nice five and dime,
and Copeland, a fine transitional and contemporary furniture store selling furniture made in Bradford VT.
FOOD: Several years ago, Dave Golber asked that we indicate where
to go for croissants. Well,
the truth is people don't come to Vermont for croissants, though there
places you can buy CSOs (Croissaint Shaped Objects). Now, if what you
want is a great slice of pie, check out the P&H truck stop just
off I-91 at exit 17 (Wells River), north of Fairlee. We've sampled a number
of their wide variety; they're good. You can also get a
good pot roast and homemade bread (they bake over 300 loaves/day).
The menu is in English and French; lots of
Canadian truckers come through. While enjoying your pie, you can sit
and watch for loggers who stir their coffee with their thumb. Now
that's rural Vermont; who eats croissants, anyhow?
For more food
info, see Hanover and Bradford above.
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