Play a round of golf at neighboring White River Golf Course, a 9-hole course.
Explore the Green Mountain National Forest on foot or by bike, or in winter with snowshoes or cross-country skis. The Ranger Station in Rochester provides trail maps and activity information. Green Mountain Bike Shop has bike rentals, maps and tours available. Nordic Adventures provides what you need for everything you can do out our back door with snowshoe, cross-country ski, and skate rentals, skate sharpening, ski tuning and guided instruction and wilderness tours. Visit the many trails in the Moosalamoo region accessible for year round recreation. Walk through the woods and read poetry on the Robert Frost Trail in Ripton.
Two cafes serve lunch and refreshments, the Rochester Café; and the Seasoned Books and Bakery. Other attractions include BigTown Art Gallery, Judy Jensen Pottery Studio, Green Mountain Bikes, Nordic Adventures, Sandy’s Books & Bakery, Rochester Public Library and Museum, Green Mountain National Forest Ranger Station, gift stores, antique shops and Vermont Marble’s verde antique marble quarry. Also take a look at the Rochester Town website for more ideas and a calendar of local events.
Within 30 Minutes or so…
Explore the Green Mountain National Forest
Long Trail, Appalachian Trail, Moosalamoo Region
Silver Lake State Park, Barnard
Branbury State Park at Lake Dunmore in Brandon
Catamount Trail cross country skiing at its best
Cabot Store at Quechee Gorge Village, Quechee
Maple Landmark Woodcraft, Middlebury
Stone Revival, Stockbridge
Green Mountain Glassworks, Granville
Simon Pearce Glass Blowing & Shop, Quechee
Quechee Gorge Village Shops
VT Institute of Natural Science (VINS) Raptor Center, Quechee
Woodstock Village and Billings Farm & Museum
Sugarbush Cheese & Maple Farm, South Woodstock
Middlebury College Snow Bowl -downhill and cross-country skiing
UVM Morgan Horse Farm, Weybridge
Maple Landmark -Eco-toy factory tour, Middlebury
Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Middlebury
Brandon—art galleries and Briggs Carriage Bookstore
President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site Plymouth
Ben & Jerry’s, Waterbury
Cabot Cheese Annex, Waterbury
Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Waterbury Center
Stowe Village and Stowe Mountain Resort
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe
Grafton Village Cheese, Grafton
Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich
King Arthur Flour Baking Center, Norwich
Hanover- Dartmouth College, Dartmouth Bookstore and shops galore
Shelburne Museum and Shelburne Farms, Shelburne
VT Teddy Bear factory tour, Shelburne, with annex in Waterbury Center
Cabot Cheese Facility & Tour, Cabot
Woody Jackson Art, Cornwall including our very own Vermont Barn T-Shirt
Vermont Way to Stay When visiting Vermont, there is no better way to stay than the Vermont Way to Stay…
NEIRA New England Inns and Resorts
Heart of VT Lodging Association The Heart of Vermont Lodging Association invites you to be our guest and experience Vermont at its best.
VT Farms! Association Farms throughout Vermont that welcome guests. Many provide tours, lodging and products.
Vermont Fresh Network Farmer and chef partnerships
Vermont Green Hotels List of Green Hotel Partners
Vermont Department of Tourism
Vermont Attractions Association
Vermont Cheese Council Vermont Cheese Trail
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets Farmer’s Markets, AG fairs and field days, farm stands, pick-your-own farms
White River Partnership A community organization to promote the economic and environmental of the White River watershed.