This is not your strip mall or outlet shopping experience. This is scenic shopping. A commerical park with a scenic flare, set along the river down away from the road Artisan Park is a unique and relaxing shopping experience.
Meander along the grass and treelined walkway as you explore eight local businesses. Shop here and get a true taste of northern New England.
Sample amazing preserves at Blake Hill.
Try a maple creamee or local cheeses at VT Farmstead Cheese Co. Come back in the evening for their family movie night!
Take a tour of Harpoon Brewery and sample their beer afterwards ($5). Harpoon also hosts many wonderful festivals here in the summer and fall.
Grab a tasty lunch to go at Artisan Eats and have a picnic in the unique Path of Life Sculpture Garden at Great River Outfitters ($6). Try the hedge maze and even float down the river.
Learn about Silo Distilerry and sample their liquor (I recommend the chocolate vodka!).
Walk around to Simon Pearce and see amazing demonstrations of glass blowing and pottery making from the workers. Ask them questions and learn all about the process. A must see!
After make a day of it and hike Paradise Park, visit Cider Hill Gardens, explore the Precision Museum, and make sure to check out the Cornish-Windsor covered bridge (the longest two span in the world).
Spend a day, morning, or afternoon learning all about local products (and of course sampling them.) See demonstrations and learn the history of machines like the lathe etc.
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