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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Brewery
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“Good food, fun experience to tour the brewery, outside dining, wonderful music on Thursday nights with dancing! Next door is a shop for ice cream and local foods + excellent cheeses.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Casual restaurant and bar serving classic American fare and craft beer inside a circa-1900 train depot. Great grub and you might even catch a glimpse of Charles Bronson who lives nearby!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Landmark
“This is the longest covered bridge in the US. The sign hanging above is still there -- look next time and you'll see it!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Backcounty skiing and a new rope tow as well as tubing now an option. Check out Ascutneyoutdoors.org”
  • 15 locals recommend
Museum
“This former mill factory now houses a wonderful museum of 19th and 20th century machinery. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Distillery
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“An innovative distillery specializing in unique takes on whiskey, vodka and gin. Tastings are available during business hours, but we almost always grab a bottle of gin or bourbon when we stop by. The spirits are some of the best we've ever tasted.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“This Sculpture Garden is in a large open meadow next to the Connecticut River. It's unique in the USA. Inspiring and fun. Kids can really run around. Adults can move at their own pace and have private conversations. Access to the river allows for swimming. Camping can be arranged as well as river tours by kayak or tubing. In the winter there are dogsled rides and cross country skiing. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“A great place to rent kayaks or tubes for the day, or to go cross country skiing in winter!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“If you are looking for a slightly more ambitious hike without driving all the way to the White Mountains, Mt. Ascutney is a great option. This is definitely a day hike but one that is easily done with a family. The reward is amazing views of Vermont and New Hampshire. Stop at Harpoon Brewery on your way back to have a celebratory brew!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Store
“Studios and shop of the world-renowned glass blower and ceramicist. Don't miss the sale shop!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Our go-to pizza place. Great pies, calzones, and pasta dishes. (Salads, not so much.) Full bar, pool table and mini-arcade.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“Bucolic Paradise park is located right in our backyard! Views of Ascutney Mt, multiple varieties of flora, bald eagles and beavers. Hike, bike, walk, fish, snowshoe, and skiing all allowed.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“So many things to do and see at the Artisans Park. Shopping: Simon Pearce hand blown glassware and pottery Blake Hill Preserves Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. The Cheese Board Silo Distillery Oh! Veggies Great River Outfitters-canoeing, kayaking, rafting, tubing and more Path of Life Garden Harpoon Brewery with Beer Garden and restaurant”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Local ice cream place with good espresso and coffee drinks and lots to choose from for the little ones!”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“Good food, fun experience to tour the brewery, outside dining, wonderful music on Thursday nights with dancing! Next door is a shop for ice cream and local foods + excellent cheeses.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Casual restaurant and bar serving classic American fare and craft beer inside a circa-1900 train depot. Great grub and you might even catch a glimpse of Charles Bronson who lives nearby!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Our go-to pizza place. Great pies, calzones, and pasta dishes. (Salads, not so much.) Full bar, pool table and mini-arcade.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best homemade hash around with perfect poached eggs. Diner is an old dining car with plenty of character and charm.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Burger Joint
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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