Places to Visit

Raptor Center at the Vermont Institute of Science
6565 Woodstock Road, Quechee Vermont

From Barred Owls to Hummingbirds, VINS’ highly-trained rehabilitators treat to more than 400 injured and orphaned birds from throughout Vermont and New Hampshire each year. We also care for our resident raptors, arthropods and reptiles and answer dozens of wildlife and natural history questions daily!

Adults: $11
Seniors (65 plus): $10
Youth (4-17): $9
Children 3 and under: Free
VINS Members: Free


Billings Farm and Museum
Route 12 & River Road, Woodstock, VT 05091-0489

Explore one of the finest operating dairy farms in America and a museum of Vermont’s rural past – your gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage. Billings Farm features many aspects of farm work, including care of the Jersey cows and other livestock, milking of the herd, crop rotation, and feed production.

Get to know our Jerseys, sheep, horses, oxen, and chickens through interactive programs and activities. Explore the barns and calf nursery and watch the afternoon milking of the herd. Visitors will experience a first-hand sampling of actual farm work, animals, and agricultural processes. The authentically restored 1890 Farm House, the center of the farm and forestry operation a century ago – features the farm manager’s office, family living quarters – and creamery, where butter was produced for market. Interactive programs in the farmhouse for visitors and students interpret 19th century agricultural improvement, butter production, and domestic life. Engaging exhibits housed in 19th century barns depict the annual cycle of rural life and work, as well as the cultural values of Vermont farm families a century ago.

$12.00 Adults age 16-61
$11.00 Seniors age 62 and over
$6.00 Children age 5-15
$3.00 Children age 3-4
Billings Farm & Museum members: Free.
(Major credit cards accepted.)

Sugarbush Farm
591 Sugarbush Farm Road, Woodstock, VT 05091

The Sugarbush Farm family is famous for its excellent waxed cheeses and Pure Vermont Maple Syrup made here on our hillside farm. You are invited to visit our 4 season farm attraction located in Central Vermont. Savor the free samples of 14 varieties of cheese, Pure Vermont Maple Syrup and Vermont made foods. You can learn about maple syrup making with the sugar house tour, walk the nature trail to see the sugar maple trees, make friends with the farm animals and enjoy the lovely views. Visit with real farmers.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park
54 Elm Street, Woodstock, VT 05091
(802) 457-3368

Walk through one of Vermont’s most beautiful landscapes, under the shade of sugar maples and 400-year-old hemlocks, across covered bridges and alongside rambling stone walls. This is a landscape of loss, recovery, and conservation. This is a story of stewardship, of people taking care of places – sharing an enduring connection to land and a sense of hope for the future.

Mt. Tom

Mount Tom dominates the center of Woodstock. It’s 1,250′. If you are fit, it will take you about 30 minutes to reach the top. It is well worth the trip. There are two ways up, an easy way from behind the mountain, and faster one from the center of town. The easy and longer way is to drive out of Woodstock on Route 4 and turn right just after the Woodstock Farmer’s Market. Follow the road up and over a hill and you will come to a parking lot on your right.

The fastest way is to set out from the park on Mountain Avenue, behind the covered bridge. The ascent will take about 30 minutes depending on your level of fitness. The climb is easy and well worn. Near the summit, the going gets a little tricky but there is a guide wire to hold on to as you negotiate your way over some rocks. Wear a good pair of boots. Once you are on the summit, you will see most of the village laid out before you!

The Dana House
26 Elm Street, Woodstock VT 05091
(802) 457-1822

The Dana House, the Historical Society’s Museum, was built in 1807 for village merchant Charles Dana. In 1943 it was sold by the Dana family and turned into a museum. Today, over sixty years later, the Woodstock History Center strives to preserve historical artifacts and promote history education through a wide variety of programs, including history camps for children, a monthly lecture series, museum exhibits, historic re-enactments, and local history publications.

Suicide Six
247 Stage Road, South Pomfret VT

Enjoy twenty-three trails, the beautiful Vermont countryside, great food, a full bar beside roaring stone fireplaces, and no crowds. Suicide Six is one of the most family-friendly ski areas in Vermont. With 30% beginner, 40% intermediate and 30% advanced slope ratings, there’s a safe trail for the skier of every age and ability. And the men and women of our Ski Patrol are readily available to assist you in choosing the trail that best matches your ability.