Scenes from a Woodstock Road Trip
June 13, 2010
Dave and I are due for another Woodstock road trip. Settled in 1768, Woodstock is repeatedly named one of the prettiest small towns in America. When you visit, you’ll quickly understand why.
Here you’ll find historic homes and local businesses lining the streets, a covered bridge in the middle of town, Billings Farm & Museum and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park.
In Vermont: An Explorer’s Guide, I came across the following quote about Woodstock by Senator Jacob Collamer (1791-1865) that pretty much sums it up: “The good people of Woodstock have less incentive than others to yearn for heaven.”
**If you go: Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce
CarolynPosted at 00:29h, 14 June
gorgeous! i’ve never been, but should add it to my list of vermont roadtrips. how i love finding other vermont blogs 🙂
Erica HouskeeperPosted at 11:00h, 14 June
Hi Carolyn — Woodstock is a great little town. Probably about 90 minutes from Burlington. Glad to have found your blog too!
LCPosted at 11:36h, 14 June
Love that area of Vermont… always visit when we return, but the traffic can drive you a bit nuts when you’re used to the living in the country in the midwest, although we have plenty of traffic as well and more each year. Larry
elvira pajarolaPosted at 20:22h, 14 June
What lovely photography of this lovely antique town…! I do love old places…if I ever come to Vermont I certainly would love to visit this pretty place!!
…(oh, happy anniversary…..I noticed the magnificient orchids, cara Erica!)
ciao ciao elvira
Erica HouskeeperPosted at 01:07h, 16 June
Hi Larry — It really is a nice area. We always take a couple of day trips to Woodstock every year. I’m glad to hear you make it back there too!
Hi Elvira — Woodstock is really a classic New England town and the houses and buildings are so beautiful.
(Thanks for the anniversary wishes! We had a wonderful weekend!)
matthew houskeeperPosted at 19:07h, 17 June
I always liked Woodstock. Never spent a lot of time there, but it’s certainly nice.
Erica HouskeeperPosted at 11:25h, 18 June
Hi Matt — I remember you telling me that. The town reminds me a little bit of Stonington (without the water of course).
JanicePosted at 23:30h, 20 June
Oh, I love Woodstock. We go often. Christmas there is the best.
Erica HouskeeperPosted at 23:50h, 20 June
Hi Janice, Thanks so much for stopping by. Christmas in Woodstock is beautiful! Wassail Weekend in December is a great event too.
dAwNPosted at 19:17h, 21 June
I love that part of Vermont. Jeff and I were married at the Quechee Inn…great memories
Erica HouskeeperPosted at 23:03h, 21 June
Hi Dawn — What a beautiful area to get married! I love that part of VT, too. There’s definitely something really special about it.