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Top Choice Farm in Manchester

Merck Forest & Farmland Center

Encompassing over 2700 acres of high-country meadow and forest, this sprawling farm and environmental education center is a blissful place to experience Vermont's natural beauty and agricultural heritage. The park's…
Top Choice Museum in Burlington

Shelburne Museum

This extraordinary 45-acre museum, 9 miles south of Burlington, showcases the priceless Americana collections of Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888–1960) and her parents – 150,000 objects in all. The mix of folk art, deco…
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 Pizza in Burlington

American Flatbread

Central downtown location, bustling atmosphere, great beers on tap from the in-house Zero Gravity microbrewery, and superb flatbread (thin-crust pizza) with locally sourced ingredients are reason enough to make this…
Top Choice Sandwiches in Mad River Valley

Warren Store

This atmospheric country store serves the area's best sandwiches along with delicious pastries and breakfasts. In summer, linger over coffee and the New York Times on the front porch, or eat on the deck overlooking …
Top Choice Pizza in Middlebury

American Flatbread

In a cavernous marble-block building with a blazing fire that keeps things cozy in winter, this is one of Middlebury's most beloved eateries. The menu is limited to farm-fresh salads and custom-made flatbreads (don'…
Top Choice Cafe in Burlington

Penny Cluse Cafe

In the heart of downtown, one of Burlington's most popular breakfast spots serves pancakes, biscuits and gravy, breakfast burritos, omelets and tofu scrambles, along with sandwiches, fish tacos, salads and the best …
Top Choice Bakery in Montpelier

Red Hen

One of Vermont's finest bakeries, Red Hen is well worth the 6-mile trek west of Montpelier – and a perfect breakfast stop if you're headed toward Stowe, Waterbury or Burlington. Settle into its comfy seating area ov…
Top Choice Modern American in Woodstock & Quechee Village

Simon Pearce Restaurant

Be sure to reserve a window table overlooking the falls in Simon Pearce's dining room, which is suspended over the river in this converted brick mill. Local ingredients are used to inventive effect in such delicacie…
Top Choice American in Woodstock & Quechee Village

Skunk Hollow Tavern

Few Vermont eateries are as atmospheric as this tiny 200-year-old crossroads tavern 8 miles south of Woodstock, with worn wooden floors that ooze history. Enjoy burgers, fish-and-chips or shepherd's pie downstairs a…