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 weather improves, you can even plan a private picnic 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 these free instructional videos (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 – with help from complimentary sources like Khan Academy, then mix it up with free activities from organizations in and around Woodstock:
Billings Farm & Museum: 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:
- A dairy cow bag of fun craft
- Toilet paper roll goat craft
- Learn about seeds
- An introduction to milking (see video below)
- Up close with a cow video
- Meet Nigerian Dwarf goat Dolly video
- And more!
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Pentangle Arts: Have some creative magic you want to share – or are you looking for inspiration from others? Then check out Pentangle at Home here, your one-stop-shop for stories, poems, art, drawings, photos, and live short videos! Enjoy what others have crafted from their homes or show off your stuff by emailing [email protected] or snail-mailing to Pentangle Arts 31 The Green Woodstock, VT 05091!
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, tune into VINS’ on March 25th, April 3rd, and April 10th for live streams of raptors, reptiles, and falcons! Don't wait to wait for the fun? Keep busy between videos with age-appropriate projects from pre-k to 12 like DIY magic milk (pre-k), newspaper towers (k-5), map-making (4-12), and more - all free from VINS.
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:
- Abracadabra’s Horchata recipe
- The Prince & The Pauper's Vesper recipe
- The Prince & The Pauper's Maple Bourbon Cider recipe
- Ransom Revivor recipe
- Worthy Rum Punch recipe
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 these quick, easy-to-follow videos 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: