Artists and Artisans:
Bookstores and Libraries:
Blinking Light Gallery
an artisans' cooperative store located in the village of Plainfield - work by
some of the excellent local artists
an artisans' cooperative store located in downtown Montpelier; many of
artisans live in our or in other nearby towns and welcome
visitors to their
Waterfall Quilts by Kathy Alyce
Janice Walfraren tile
Wood Art Gallery
on campus of Vermont College of Fine Arts. Montpelier
Stilbroke Farm Pottery and grocery
Charming hidden away art studio and place to buy farm-fresh eggs, other
hand-crafted gift items, kitchen gadgets. Just over the hill from Pie on the
Vermont Yarn Shop at Plainview Farm -- Home grown Vermont yarns, non
commericial yarns & accessories
Studio Place Arts
Art Gallery, cafe, artists studios, and art classes
We can arrange for you to meet one or more of the potters, glass makers,
bakers or other craftspeople who reside in the area and
learn about their work.
Bear Pond Books
corner of State & Main Montpelier.
wide selection fiction, travel, children, current affairs
Food, Cafes and Restaurants:
maple syrup and local craft source on Route 14 in nearby East Montpelier;
just loves their maple "creemies".
home of the prize-winning cheddar in next-door Cabot; you can tour their
plant and sample all kinds of other products.
Great Vermont Corn Maze
:North Danville, deep in the boonies about 20 minutes from Pie
-- 5 acres of turns and dead ends. Flower garden and mountain view part way
the maze. Retail shop. + Children's Maze. On a third
generation dairy farm. Open August - September, & some in October
Horse Riding Lessions:
Horse and Wagon Rides:
Peck Farm Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch
Fontaine Sawmill Park
Learn about Logging
Hiking, Fishing, Boating, Horse Back Riding, Birding. and
Maple Valley Cafe:
early breakfast, lunch, and dinner including wraps, pizza, great iced coffee,
groceries and gifts
on Route 2 in
Plainfield Food Coop:
lots of healthy and organic produce and supplies in downtown
Village; open to non-members.
Rainbow Sweets :
cozy bistro in Marshfield Village whose brioche have been written up in the
and where you might share table space with local writers
David Mamet; Bill, the proprietor, loves to chat.
in Cabot, VT
Ben and Jerry's
Factory tours and samples!
Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce's Web Site
has a listing of additional restaurants in the broader geographical
Pie in the Sky
has a much more selective listing of restaurants in both central Vermont and in
towns you may be passing thru on yur way into Pie
Groton State Forest:
the largest (25,000 acres) state-owned forest land in this part of Vermont
opportunies for hiking, fishing,
boating, horseback riding, and swimming; for a short hike with
great view, try "Owls' Head".
one of the very few tracts of old-growth timber left in Vermont or anywhere
the East; nice hike along an old railroad bed to get
Vermont Bird Tours
guided tours with Brian Pfieffer
Canoe or Kayak Tours: Umiak Outfitters:
plenty of room for swimmers, fishermen, and waterskiiers.
the headwaters of Vermont's biggest river are canoeable and fishable for
Marshfield Town Forest
accessed from across the small valley where Pie in the Sky is located, or from
Hollister Hill Road
Joe's Pond Association
(restaurant, boat rental, cottages)
kayak rentals Clyde River Recreation
kayacks, canoes, small sail boats, motor
Horse Back Riding:
Trail rides in Plainfield Village
T-N-T Stables riding small trail loop near the property in Barre, or riding in
a rink, their horse or yours. Also day camps in the summer. 802-476-0541
biking trails and granite museum and shops-- Websterville
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
one of America's better small museums in St. Johnsbury, 25 miles away on
historical district of old homes and mills in next-door Calais.
Old Schoolhouse Common:
Marshfield's former school which now houses the town offices, public
and some business incubator spaces.
We are within an hour's drive of
, Mad River Glenn,
Do it here at
Pie in the Sky
on the groomed snowmobile trails.
Music Theatre, and Dance:
Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce's
has a listing of other points of interest & events in the broader geographical
also has listing of events