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Top Choice Homewares in Weston

Vermont Country Store

People come from far and wide to Weston's famed Vermont Country Store, a time warp from a simpler era when goods were made to last, and quirky products had a home. Here you’ll discover taffeta slips, Tangee lipstick…
Top Choice Books in Manchester

Northshire Bookstore

Forming both the geographic and the intellectual center of the Manchester community, this thriving independent bookstore is the best in Vermont, with a sprawling collection of titles on every subject imaginable (inc…
Food & Drinks in Dorset

Dorset Union Store

Celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2016, this classic general store facing Dorset's pretty village green sells all manner of edible Vermont items, especially high-end gourmet goodies and picnic fixings, including …
Food & Drinks in Northern Vermont

Hero's Welcome

Boaters for miles around cast anchor at this popular general store, whose amusing wall display of ‘World Time Zones’ features four clocks showing identical hours for Lake Champlain’s North Hero, South Hero, Grand Is…
Market in Burlington

Burlington Farmers' Market

Every Saturday from May through October, City Hall Park bursts into life with this busy farmers market; during the rest of the year, the market moves indoors to the Memorial Auditorium (250 Main St). It's enormously…
Art in Woodstock & Quechee Village

Shackleton Thomas

Charles Shackleton and Miranda Thomas run this lovely shop and gallery in the Bridgewater Mill, a three-story converted 1820s mill on the Ottauquechee River 6 miles west of Woodstock. The shop specializes in designe…
Sports & Outdoors in Burlington

Outdoor Gear Exchange

This place rivals major outdoor-gear chains for breadth of selection, and trumps them on price for a vast array of used, closeout and even new gear and clothing. Name the outdoor pursuit and staff can probably outfi…
Art in Woodstock & Quechee Village

Simon Pearce Glass

At this exceptional studio and shop, visitors can watch artisans produce distinctive pieces of original glass.
Chocolate in Burlington

Lake Champlain Chocolates

No, you can't run through the chocolate waterfall, but Burlington's homegrown chocolate factory offers tours (hourly 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday) and tastings (11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday), plus a store where y…
Arts & Crafts in Bennington

Bennington Potters

The artisans at this factory store are maintaining Bennington's strong tradition of handmade stoneware manufacturing, which dates back to the 1700s. Take a self-guided tour through the manufacturing area, which reve…