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Jul 27, 2009 06:55 PM

Boston-Woodstock-Waitsfield Roadtrip

My husband and I will be taking a New England roadtrip in 2 weeks on our way to a wedding in Waitsfield, Vt. We are renting a car in Boston (we're only staying in the city one night) and then driving to Woodstock, VT (where we will be staying two nights) with a stop in Concord, MA, and then to Warren/Waitsfield, VT (where we will be staying two nights . . . but only need advice on daytime food/activities since we have the rehearsal dinner & wedding in the evenings).

We would love any recommendations for places to eat & explore in Woodstock & Waitsfield . . . but would especially love suggestions of places to stop on each leg of the roadtrip. We would really like to visit local, casual places. Maybe local cheese producers? Roadside farmstands? Great coffee shops? Restaurants we must visit? Anything that would help us to have a great Vermont experience.


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  1. Don't miss Ben and Jerr'ys. Make a lactose lunch, have a tour and some good clean fun.

    1. Sugarbush Farm is a lovely place to visit and sample local products:

      1. Great deli just west of Woodstock on Rt. 4 it'll be on the left. Can't remember the name...
        awesome bakery ,sandwiches, stuff and you can eat out back on the river.
        Woodstock Farmer's Market I think is the name. From there you can cruise up
        the road and take a right on Rt. 100 north.
        There is a Simon Pierce Glass/restuarant on 4 if you have too much $$ to spend.

        1. If you're going to be in Waitsfield on Saturday they have a terrific farmers market with a lot of great local food producers including cheese makers. I like the nearby Red Hen Baking Co. for lunch. The Pitcher Inn has great dinners but I'm not sure if they're open for lunch. A lot of people like the Bees Knees in Morrisville. The Farmers' market in Woodstock is good for a picnic (it's a store and sandwich, not an outdoor market. I heard The Farmers Diner in Quechee is good. There's also a place called the Rainbow Sweets Bakery and Cafe in Marshfield that gets good reviews. In Vt you have to ride around a bit to find things. has a list of artisan cheese makers and other places.

          Eating in Concord, MA is tough. Your safest bets is a picnic with from Verrill Farm or the Cheese Shop. La Provence is decent if you want to be seated. Be sure to visit Bedford Farms for ice cream.

          If you like Persian food I recommend Lala Rokh in Boston. Monica's on Richmond St in the North End is also very good.