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Pack a Full Day of Fun and Exploration into your day trip. This town is not to be missed! Be fascinated by its history, enamored by its character, and sold on its local flavor.
Windsor, VT came to be in 1761 and it was here that Vermont signed its own constitution before becoming a state in 1791. You can even tour the building that this happened in!
Precision Museum and Constitution House . See the history of mechanical innovation and the birth place of Vermont’s freedom. Both locally loved and fascinating museums to visit. The Constitution House is currently closed for the 2020 season, but definitely keep it on your to-do list.
Artisan Park. I love it here and visit every year. There’s so much to explore. This is local shopping with scenic flavor. I take my boys to see the pottery and glass blowing at Simon Pearce. We have a picnic and explore the hedgemaze at the Path of Life Sculpture Garden and in the future I hope to take them on one of the rafting trips, biking trails, and the luxury camping experience. We sample the amazing jam at Blake Hill (which also offers jam classes I highly recommend) and sometimes we stop by VT Farmstead Cheese for a maple creamee after some lunch at Harpoon. Make sure to learn all about our local beers and spirits by doing the brewery tour at Harpoon and stop by Silo to see how their vodka and other liquors are made.
Windsor Cornish Covered Bridge. A historical building landmark that is really amazing to see. Growing up around here I’m used to covered bridges and seeing this one all the time growing up, I didn’t think anything of it, but it is the largest covered bridge in the world for cars! Take a photo of this one for your keepsake.
Paradise Park and Lake Runnemeade. This is such a wonderful place to go for a walk. There are benches to sit and admire the views. Meander the wooded trails that are well marked, walk around the lake to the gazebo, have a picnic, and just bask in nature in all its glory. Such a peaceful spot and the walks never get old.
Try Harpoon for lighter pub fare and excellent beer (lunch and dinner), Au Jus for comfort food people rave about (lunch and dinner) Artisan Eats for locally made grab and go meals (lunch and dinner on the weekends), and the Windsor Station (dinner) for a nice dinner in an old train station with period pieces to look at while you eat. They also have live music. They famous for their popovers.
Elizabeth’s Park is located in Bradford, VT and totally worth the little drive! It is open from dawn to dusk and the park building (where bathrooms are located) is open from 8 am – 8 pm. Play to Your Heart’s […]
Erwin Clifford Park This park is on Recreation Dr. in Hartford and is easy to find. There are public bathrooms as well (portapotties). There’s plenty to do, as you can see from the town’s list of what the park offers. […]
Boston Lot Lake is a hidden gem. Tucked away, the lake is accessed by a trail uphill. It may be a bit of workout to get there, but man is it worth it. This makes it a perfect day trip […]