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From The Blog Local offerings: How to stay busy while homebound

Create a new daily routine that integrates family, fun, education, and exercise with these free, locally-sourced activities:

For the stir crazy

There’s never been a better time to explore our beautiful backyard! A hike is a great way to get out of the house while maintaining a safe distance (at least 6 feet) between others – and as the snow-cover grows, you can plan a private snowshoe or x-country ski with those in your household at these stunning, serene locales. Click here for maps of our trail networks.

Looking for another dose of zen? Catch up with Woodstock Athletic Club trainers while you work out at home with instructional videos and classes (from stretching to Power Hour and Body Sculpt) and/or set up your own personal yoga studio thanks to Woodstock’s own YogaMari Vermont via Nikki VanVoorhis’ free modified Ashtanga Half Primary Series class:

For the frazzled parent

When kids become colleagues thanks to school closures and your new work-from-home schedule, things get interesting. Here, structure is your savior. Schedule out your children’s days with blocks of time for learning, meals, and play, then mix it up with free activities from organizations in and around Woodstock:

Billings Farm & Museum: Stream a film, go on a virtual field trip, or click here to find downloadable “Bag of Fun” kits and videos highlighting art projects, book readings, farmhouse tours, and virtual meet-and-greets with the resident farm animals, including:

Artistree: Take a creative class at home when you follow along with their Creativity in Quarantine videos here – from doodling to a fishing game craft and beyond, as far as your imagination can take you!

Want to take a virtual trip to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science and the Montshire Museum?

You can view videos of Montshire’s Painted Turtles, see the George Rhoades machine in action, and more via their Facebook page here. Plus, check out their series of online learning experiences including engaging videos that explore science concepts and fun DIY projects to try at home like this fun bubble solution recipe!

Then, sign up for VINS’ homeschool programs that empower your little ones to create, explore, and learn.

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FOR THE HOMEBOUND gourmet

You don’t have to let your home bar gather dust. It’s quarantini time! Organize a virtual happy hour with pals using video chat tools so you can enjoy some of our favorite local cocktail recipes together:

Then, with (or without) drink in hand, you can take your skills to the stove-top with direction from Woodstock Inn & Resort Executive Chef Rhys Lewis during quick, easy-to-follow Home on the Range cooking videos available here that culminate in some of his favorite dishes to enjoy at home!

If you or a family member are quarantined, please contact Woodstock Emergency Management for help with food, water, medications, and financial assistance at (802) 457-7516.
 
Are you well and want to help? Email [email protected] with your name, contact, and offer of service (driving, food donations, shopping, etc).

Woodstock COVID-19 Resource Updates

Are you living or working in and around Woodstock? Read on for helpful insights to assist you, your family, your business, & your employees in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak...

We've gathered essential resources including service contact information and guidances for employees and employers, insight from the Department of Health, resources for education, food delivery services, and more:

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