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Community happenings & findings WOODSTOCK, VERMONT

Stories, news, and local perspectives from around the Woodstock, Vermont community.

Sugar House

March in Woodstock

As the snow begins its gradual thaw, heralding the arrival of spring and its vibrant blossoms, we eagerly anticipate the peak of the sugaring season in March. Although accompanied by the inevitable muddy conditions of the transitioning season, Woodstock VT...

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Draft Horse Sleigh Ride

February in Woodstock

The new year is in full swing! The vibrant beginnings of January give way to a month filled with winter spirit. February in Woodstock, VT is the perfect time to enjoy the gentle symphony of crackling fires, snowflakes dancing in...

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Middle Bridge in Winter

January in Woodstock

Discover the peaceful beauty of Woodstock, Vermont, in January. From outdoor adventures and cultural enrichment to relaxing retreats, explore the many facets of our idyllic town in winter

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Around Town Holidays

Holiday Season in Woodstock

Woodstock, Vermont, offers a captivating holiday journey, intertwining age-old traditions with modern charm. Revel in the vibrant festivities of a New England Thanksgiving, Wassail Weekend, or explore artisanal treasures in local shops, and bask in winter's serenity or adventures outdoors.

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Wassail Weekend

What is Wassail Anyway?

Did you know that the magic of Wassail Weekend goes beyond its festive charm and vibrant merrymaking? It is a journey through time, a bridge connecting Woodstock's modern-day vibrancy with ancient English tradition.

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village green fall

October in Woodstock

Discover Woodstock, Vermont in October and be captivated by the stunning fall foliage. Engage in harvest festivals, apple picking, and embrace the spirit of Halloween.


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Covered Bridge in the fall

How To Guide: Fall Foliage Photography

Let the landscapes do the work this fall - just point and shoot! Nature sets the stage in Woodstock, VT with fiery autumnal hues in all directions. Create memories and capture the perfect photos this fall in the most idyllic...

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Overlooking vermont scenery

September in Woodstock

Visit Woodstock, VT in September and experience a prime seasonal transition from hot summer days to the first hints of foliage. Get outdoors as the days cool down with hikes, farm tours, and time on the water. Savor local flavors...

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Concert attendees lounging at the East End Park during summer in Woodstock, VT.

August in Woodstock

Explore idyllic Woodstock, Vermont in August: soak up the outdoors with scenic hikes, indulge in local arts, and savor the fresh harvest at our farmers markets. Don't miss the events this month ranging from outdoor concerts to our annual Taste...

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Resilience in Woodstock, Vermont

As many are aware, our state experienced a severe weather event on July 10th. Some communities faced significant flooding, and our thoughts go out to those impacted. Fortunately, Woodstock remains active, and just as beautiful as ever. 

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july hero

July in Woodstock

Celebrate the peak of summer by spending July in Woodstock, Vermont! Experience the quintessential small-town Independence Day celebrations with parades, delicious food, and spectacular fireworks. Indulge in one-of-a-kind dining experiences at farm-to-table restaurants, and immerse yourself in outdoor activities like...

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June in Woodstock

Embrace the vibrant beauty of summer in Woodstock, Vermont this June with outdoor activities and events. Immerse in quintessential New England charm with activities like picnicking by the river, tasting local flavors, attending free concerts, and exploring trails. With iconic...

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Woodstock Vt Winter Village

Spirit-Free for Dry January

As you settle in after the hectic, wild, and albeit, happy holidays many people like to give their body a reset. Maybe you’re trying to take a break from alcohol for the month or perhaps it’s a New Year’s resolution...

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Woodstock VT Winter Village

Winter In Woodstock: What To Do When You Don’t Ski

Skipping the slopes? While Woodstock, Vermont is a perfect ski destination with family friendly Saskadena Six and Ski Quechee, plus the larger Killington Mountain nearby, there’s so much more than skiing during winter in Woodstock! Looking for an everyone-in-the-family activity...

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Evenings in Woodstock Vermont

A Night Out in Woodstock

Hit the town for an evening walking from place to place and enjoying the sublime settings our village is home to! Classic flavors get a twist and fresh ingredients shine in all of the stops we outline below. New favorites...

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Village Walks through Woodstock, VT

Found Treasures: Antiquing Around Woodstock

Well-worn wooden benches that once sat in a local potter’s workshop, a velour chair that makes you feel like royalty, a cast iron pan used for cooking a family favorite every Friday evening… Furniture, home goods, books, toys, and so...

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Woodstock Vermont Ice Scoop Stop

Ice-Cream Stops in Woodstock, VT

Cone or cup, hard or soft serve, sprinkled or dipped, there's no wrong way to enjoy the sweet summertime treat! We are here to answer your ice-cream questions like "can I walk there from here?", "do they serve hard serve...

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Dog Friendly Hikes in Woodstock, VT

Woodstock VT’s Dog Friendly Hikes

Take a stroll with your dog on the sidewalks in the Woodstock Village and you’ll be greeted with smiles and a pat for your pup. Storefronts offer dog cookies, grassy areas give your dog’s paws a break from the concrete...

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Image of all four Seasons

Visual Tour: All Four Seasons

If you can't physically travel to Woodstock, Vermont we hope this visual tour of all four seasons, will bring up positive memories. Enjoy the nostalgia of past visits or let it inspire you to book your next trip.

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EBike line up

Woodstock Wheels

Local Woodstock resident Luke Hanson discusses his inspiration to start Woodstock Wheels.

With a successful first season, this new business has a bright future. 

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French toast with berries

Five Breakfast Spots to Indulge in

Woodstock Vermont has plenty of things to offer but before you can start your itinerary on vacation one thing is necessary, a great cup of coffee to fuel the day and some delicious breakfast.

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Red Barn at Kelly Way Gardens - American Flag

Woodstock Weekend: 4th of July Edition

4th of July in Woodstock is as nostalgic and classic as you could imagine. Mixed with tradition and modern convenience you get the best of both worlds while escaping the city and diving into the perfect place to relax and...

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Mt Peg view in summer

The Week Ahead: Kickoff Summer 2021

Sweet Summertime is around the corner, leading up to it Woodstock is starting to ramp up its summer events.

Vermont is best known for spectacular fall foliage and its vast winter playgrounds but we've always felt that sweet spot of spring leading...

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crew of abracadabra with merchandise


This isn't your normal coffee company, they have character, fun, but most importantly brew a solid cup of coffee. In this Q&A join me in learning more about where Abracadabra came from and where they plan on going.

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Woodstock after the blizzard of 1888

The biggest snowstorm in Vermont history

While the unexpected 2+ foot snowfall on December 17th, 2020 was a doozy, and the 1978 Blizzard is still fresh in many Vermonters' minds, neither compare to the intensity of the historic snowstorm we're covering here...

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Mt Tom, Pogue

3 of our favorite serene & snowy trails

This crisp winter weather has us dreaming of outdoor exploration, which is why we're rounding up our top snow-covered trails complete with peaceful stands of trees, frozen ponds, and panoramic view of Woodstock.

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Holiday shopping in Woodstock

Shop local: A Woodstock village guide

If you, like the rest of us, are struggling to think of the perfect present for that hard-to-buy-for someone, rest easy! All you have to do is take a stroll through Woodstock Village to discover a treasure trove of options.

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Middle Covered Bridge Snowy

The perfect weekend in Woodstock: Winter edition

Woodstock is made for winter fun. In this three-day itinerary, learn how you can (safely) make the most of the season with outdoor adventure, socially-spaced fireside meals, lodging, holiday shopping, and smiles—that even a mask can't hide—for the whole family.

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Halloween pumpkin and costume

Halloween happenings in Woodstock

Halloween comes but once a year, so we're spreading out the celebrations, social-distancing style! Read on to learn what fun is lurking in the shadows so you're sure to mask up then eat, drink, and be scary...

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Mount Peg Picnic Spot

Top 5 picnic spots in Woodstock Village

Picture it now... a meal out in the fresh air, set atop a tablecloth of red and white, with an awe-inspiring view. In this blog entry, Elizabeth Daniels of Vermont Crafted Goods Co. dishes on the top 5 picnic spots...

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Soft serve ice cream

Best of: Iconic ice cream stops

What's more satisfying than ice cream on a hot summer day? How about farm-fresh, locally-made ice cream ready & waiting in the middle of historic Woodstock? Or a scoop to enjoy while exploring a working farm? How about a picturesque...

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Communi-tini recipe cocktail prince and the pauper

Sip the season: Communi-tini recipe

Sunny days are made for the Communi-tini, a floral summer cocktail combining Silo Vodka, Aperol, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Creme de Violette, and ginger beer. Keep reading to learn how to make your own at home!

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Flag, Billings Farm, Fourth of July, 4th

4th of July weekend in Woodstock

While Independence Day celebrations look a little different in 2020, we're proud to share the holiday activities coming to Woodstock this weekend—from picnics to live music and horseback rides—that let both safety and fun take center stage.

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Inside tent camping

Best of: Camping spots

Want to mix up your social-distancing routine? Get ready to wander where the Wi-Fi is weak! Whether you’re a budding thru-hiker or prefer a bit of light glamping, we’ve complied a list of camping spots that are sure to please...

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Market On The Green

Farmers markets 2020

Shop fresh, shop local, shop safe with our list of 5 farmers' markets taking essential steps to operate with your health in mind during COVID-19...

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Social distancing dining in Woodstock

When your favorite thing to make for dinner is reservations, check out our list of local dining options, then take your pick! In this guide, we dive into which local eateries are offering socially-spaced indoor dining, curbside pickup, and more...

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Artmaking watercolor painting

Local offerings: How to stay busy while homebound

Cabin fever may be setting in, so we're here to help! Here are free activities from local Woodstock businesses that'll keep you occupied, from digital craft downloads to instructional yoga, science, and art videos, plus drink recipes for homebound barkeeps...

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Yoga pose

Best of: Yoga in Woodstock

Whether you're a yoga addict or just looking to de-stress, Woodstock has a wealth of classes to help you unwind mentally and physically. In this guide, you'll discover our favorite local spots and the classes they offer, as well as...

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Aerial View of Saskadena Six Ski Area

A trip to Saskadena Six Ski Area

Paradise doesn't have to be tropical. Go where the trees are dusted with snow, the air fresh in your lungs as you whip down the slope, the scenic path open before you. When it comes to unplugging the winter way...

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Vesper cocktail from Prince & the Pauper

Sip the season: Vesper recipe

This holiday season, raise a glassful of Vespermixed by your own hand— in honor of loved ones, fond memories, the new year, and James Bond for inspiring the cocktail recipe we're sharing with you today! 

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Freyer family

Why I moved to Woodstock: Young family edition

In this family-focused edition of our Q&A series, learn what every member of the Freyer household – from toddler to parent – loves best about their relocation to Woodstock, plus their tips for making the transition to Vermont, embracing community...

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house front

Where to stay in Woodstock

Woodstock, Vermont is choc full of character, and its inns, resorts, B&Bs, and motels are no exception! In this guide, you'll discover all the lovely lodgings our village has to offer and the amenities that make them unique, from dog-friendly...

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Ski & Ride Saskadena Six Ski Area

11 winter events that are snow much fun: 2022

Wintertime blues are not in the cards for you! From Wassail Weekend to igloo adventures, a Wildlife Celebration to a torchlight parade, these are just a handful of our favorite local happenings that'll get you out and about all season...

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Hops N Barley Woodstock

Q&A with the owners of Hops N' Barley

Something's a brew-ing at this family-run small business! Join owners Caroline and Mack O'Connell as they share recent changes to their (growing) family and shop, what they like best about living and working in Woodstock, picks for Oktoberfest perfection, the...

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Ransom Revivor

Sip the season: Ransom Revivor recipe

Want a summer cocktail you can try at home with a twist of lemon - and history? The Ransom Revivor is for you, highlighting Vermont's unique spirit offerings while giving a nod to the old world traditions!

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Billings Farm horses in spring/summer

A summer guide to Billings Farm & Museum

Spend a summer day in paradise at Billings Farm & Museum - where little ones can roam the grassy hillsides, join you in photo-shoot with friendly farm animals, and the whole family can step back into the historic splendor of...

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Campers summer bonfire

Local's guide: Summer camps 2019

Whether your children want to spend their summer days getting technical with tools and computers, creating art through music, dance, or paint on paper, meeting nature's creatures great and small, or testing their limits with hikes hundreds of miles long...

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Couple kissing in snow

Date-night destinations that locals love

Get ready to fall in love with 11 local-approved date-night itineraries fit for any twosome - from romantics to low-keyed sweethearts, girlfriends and guyfriends flying solo, adventure-seekers to homebodies - on any budget.

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Christmas tree and presents

Weekend Fun: Holly jolly happenings around town

12/20/18-12:23/18: The weekend before Christmas is overloaded with holiday fun, from cookie decorating to caroling, art shows, storytelling, movie showings, book signings, sledding, ugly sweater parties, crafts that bring the family together, and warm, toasty fires.

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Best of: Antiquing

Shop green. Shop local. Shop antique! Antiquing is the oldest form of sustainable shopping there is and it deserves ample love for the accolade. Because who doesn't want handmade pieces with history that were built to last?

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Paul Revere Bell at Woodstock Country Club

Revere Bell Walking Tour

Tour Woodstock Village - the only town with 6 Revere bells - and get a taste of history in one fell swoop! This tour clocks in under a mile, taking you down scenic roads and through our bustling town center...

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Country Store Cheese

Best of: Country Stores

Country stores are an endangered yet essential part of old Vermont culture, so we toured the area to find the top  stores you can't miss... read on to learn which have the best offerings, history, and ambience!

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Farmhouse Pottery Wheel

Local Pottery Everyone Will Love

Looking for a handmade item for your counter or a unique gift for a friend or family member? We have you covered. A beautiful piece of pottery is always a crowd pleaser, especially from one of these locally based potters. 

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Green Up Day

Green Up Day, May 5th 2018

Join your local community for the state wide spring event, Green Up Day. Find out everything you need to know about the day and how you can participate here. 

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Danika and The Jeb

Weekend Fun: All About the Arts

Catch a performance of HAIR The Tribal Rock Musical on its last weekend of showings, learn about rap and hip hop with producer Jarv, and listen to acoustic soul from Danika & The Jeb. 

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Jenne Farm

Maple syrup, made with love

When spring finally arrived in 2018, an 8th generation farm wrapped up an unusually long sugar season. Here we bring you an inside look at the Jenne Farm's sugaring operation, one filled with tradition. 

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The Huntertones

Weekend Fun: Concerts & Egg Hunts

Enjoy music by Brooklyn based group the Huntertones or celebrate Women's History Month with Jenni & The Junketeers. Find a local egg hunt for the kids and hop into spring with baby farm animals.

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Fat Tire Biking

Fat Tire Biking Uncovered

Fat tire biking might be the hottest new winter sport, from Alaska to the forests of New England and everywhere in between, but luckily it's not just for winter. Learn what it entails and where to try it here in...

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Weekend Fun: Food, Film and Music

Find the best food, concerts and activities for this weekend in Woodstock. From award winning film Once, performances by The Daniel Rotem Group and award winning pianist Ziang Xu, and snowmobile races at Suicide Six. 

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The beautiful Woodstock, Vermont Community.

Welcome to Wonderful Woodstock

Welcome to Woodstock, Vermont a special place not only to visit, but to live, work and raise a family. From the stand-out features of the Woodstock school system, to success stories of residents working for and building businesses near and...

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