Jessica and Rick
August 12, 2006    Woodstock, Vermont
Rick and his posse at a Vermont wedding

Activities and Things To Do

Note for Mapquest, Google Maps and GPS users: Map data for the Woodstock, Vermont area is not always accurate. Some locations below have alternate addresses listed that are more easily found using a GPS. Please see the Interactive Map for specific location info.

Woodstock’s beautiful surroundings offer many hiking options.  Mount Tom and Mount Peg are laced with miles of trails and carriage roads that are a delight for walkers.  Also, Woodstock Inn cross-country ski trails through the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park make great hiking trails in the summer. Trails are also available in Quechee Gorge State Park (7.5 miles east of Woodstock).  Maps are available from Woodstock Inn concierge.  Mount Ascutney (17 miles southeast of Woodstock) also offers excellent hiking.

Bike Rentals
Bike and helmet rentals are available through the Woodstock Inn or at Wilderness Trails (see below)..  Marty Banak at Wilderness Trails organizes tours (call 802-295-7620).

Golf: at the Woodstock Inn Country Club
Woodstock Country Club
Route 106 South, Woodstock VT 05091 (0.7 miles south of Woodstock Inn)
GPS users: 82 South St., Woodstock VT 05091

If requesting a tee time online, please do so at least 7 days in advance of arrival. Requests can be made online at  Within 7 days of arrival please call the Pro Shop at 802-457-6674 for tee times.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park
54 Elm Street, Woodstock VT 05091 (across the river from Woodstock Inn)
The Woodstock Inn property is part of this National Historic Park, the only national park to focus on conservation history and the evolving nature of land stewardship in America. The park was created in 1992, when the Rockefellers gifted the estate's residential and forest lands to the people of the United States. Today, the Park interprets the history of conservation with tours of the mansion and trails through the surrounding 550-acre forest.

Billings Farm – operating dairy farm
Route 12 and River Road, Woodstock VT 05091 (across the river from Woodstock Inn)
GPS users: 5301 River Rd., Woodstock VT 05091
The Billings Farm & Museum is a working dairy farm and a living museum of Vermont's rural past. The farm dates back to 1871, when owner Frederick Billings, a lawyer, railroad entrepreneur, and philanthropist began importing cows from the Isle of Jersey. His farm prospered, and today, is still one of the finest Jersey farms in America and a working dairy, and a museum dedicated to telling the story of Vermont's rural heritage.

The Village of Woodstock
Includes antique shops, specialty stores, art galleries, and the landmark F.H. Gillingham & Sons General Store, renowned for offering the finest products from Vermont since 1886.

There is an indoor lap pool at the Woodstock Inn (at the Health and Fitness Center, see below) and two public outdoor pools at Woodstock Recreation Center (802-457-1502).

Health and Fitness Center at the Woodstock Inn
Route 106 South, Woodstock VT 05091 (1.7 miles south of Woodstock Inn)
GPS users: 106006 Hwy 106, Woodstock VT 05091
Guests staying at the Woodstock Inn can make use of the recreation facilities available through the Inn.  The Health and Fitness Center includes: an indoor lap pool, 2 croquet courts, 2 indoor & 10 outdoor tennis courts, squash court, racquetball court, co-ed steam room and sauna, whirlpool, a weight room and more.

Horseback Riding: Kedron Valley Stables
Routh 106 South, South Woodstock 05071 (4.5 miles south of Woodstock Inn)
GPS users: 106060 Hwy 106, S. Woodstock 05071
Trail Rides are availableat the Kedron Valley Stables. Contact Paul Kendall at 802-457-1480.  Woodstock Inn van can provide transportation to and from the Stables for a $75.00 round trip fee.

Indoor rock climbing: The Wall
Intersection of Route 4 and Route 12, Quechee VT 05059 (4.3 miles east of Woodstock Inn)
GPS users: 1 Wood Rd., White River Junction VT 05001
The Wall in Quechee offers indoor rock climbing for all ability levels.

Wilderness Trails at Quechee Inn: Canoeing, Kayaking, Flyfishing, Biking
1119 Quechee Main Street, Quechee VT 05059 (7.5 miles east of Woodstock Inn)
GPS users use: 1119 Quechee Main Street, White River Junction VT 05001
Wilderness Trails, based in a barn at the Quechee Inn, offers canoe and kayak rentals and organizes tours.  Ask for Marty Banak. Marty can also organize fishing trips. His fees include all necessary equipment, a fishing license, a tour guide, and transportation to and from the site.  He can pick a group up at the Inn. Wilderness Trails can also organize bike tours.

VINS Nature Center – Guided programs; self-guided exhibits; nature trails
Route 4, Quechee VT 05059 (7 miles east of Woodstock Inn)
GPS users: 1 Izzo Pl., White River Junction VT 05001
Open 10 AM to 5 PM; 7 days/week.

  • “Predators of the Sky”: 11:00am, 1:00pm, & 3:30pm, Daily
  • “Meet the Raptor”: 10:00am, Saturdays & Sundays
  • “What's on the Menu?”: 4:15pm
  • “Enter the Quechee Gorge Hike” with VINS guide: 2:00pm Weekdays, 12 noon & 2:00pm on Saturdays & Sundays. 

Simon Pearce – glassblowing and pottery
The Mill, 1760 Quechee Main Street, Quechee VT 05059 (7 miles east of Woodstock Inn)
Watch traditional teams of glassblowers create their line of original designs for tabletop from start to finish. Facility on the banks of Ottauquechee River includes glassblowing workshop, a retail store, easy parking, free admission. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Open daily 9-9. Glassblowing Tue-Sat 9-9, Sun-Mon, 9-5.

President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
Route 100A, Plymouth Notch (17 miles southwest of Woodstock)
Considered the nation’s best preserved presidential birthplace, Plymouth Notch includes the 1924 Summer White House, the homes of Calvin Coolidge’s family and neighbors, a general store, church, cheese factory, and dance hall.

Pico Alpine Slide and Scenic Chair Lift
Route 4 West, Killington (20 miles west of Woodstock)
Chairlift to top of mountain slope; control speed of your own sled on the way down. A sports center and restaurant are available below.

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH (20 miles east of Woodstock)

Montshire Museum of Science
Exit 13 off I-91, Norwich (23 miles northeast of Woodstock)
The Montshire Museum of Science offers hands-on exhibits, including a fabulous outdoor water science park.  The Museum is just across the Connecticut River from Hanover, NH, home of Dartmouth College.  Open 10:00am-5:00pm seven days a week. 

The Harpoon Brewery
Windsor, VT (25 miles south of Woodstock)
Call to set up a tour of the facilities at 802-674-5491.  They are open for lunch daily.