Danby                                                                               Map:  25/B-11




In The Area

Backroad Discovery Tours
Barn Restaurant
Bromley Mountain
Flower Brook Pottery
Fly Fishing Museum
Bob Gasperetti, Furniture Maker
I.B. Munson House
Indian Hill Imageworks
William Laberge, Cabinetmaker
Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Manchester Designer Outlets
Manchester Music Festival
Marion Waldo McChesney Pottery

The Northshire Bookstore
Quail's Nest Bed & Breakfast
Southern Vermont Art Center
Stratton Mountain
Tattersall's Clothing
Vermont Backroad Tours
Vermont Country Birdhouses
Vermont Grammy's Gift Shop
Vermont Wreath Company
Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Victorian Inn
VT Gifts, Crafts, Products & Foods


Pawlet                                                                                                             Map: 25/B-7              

    General Store
    go in and have a look, in the center of the store there is a viewing area of the Mettawee River running underneath.  Nicely stocked. Try the pizza crusts, made locally.

     Lake Lampshades  
      fabulous handmade fabric lampshades

     Purple Fox Gallery
      local artists

      Pawlet Artist Cooperative Gallery
    local artists



Dutch Hill hike                                                                               (walk from house)                   

Hike: walk out to Dutch Hill Rd and turn right.  You'll pass a few more houses and then it's all wooded. It'll take you 20-30 minutes to get up to a clearing where there currently are huge stacks of timber.  You will see a road going to the right prior to proceeding into this clearing.  Follow this up another 15-20 minutes or so, and you'll be on the top of Dutch Hill, with a great view!



Swimming hole                                                                         Map: 25/B-10(almost at 11)

Turn right at Danby 4 Corners, at a little over a mile,  you cross over a bridge, then immediately on your right is Keeler Rd  The road takes a turn to the left, in about a 1/10th of a mile there is a curve to the right and you can see a dirt road going off to the left (this is at approx 1.4 miles from Danby 4 Corners).  You can keep driving a little further and there is a pull-off on your left side and walk back to the entrance.  You keep walking in a short ways and follow trail down to water.

This is actually a gorgeous waterfall with a natural bowl for swimming at the bottom.




   Riding stables

     Chipman Stables, Danby 4 Corners

       Mountain View Ranch, Easy St, Danby






    The Barn

    The White Dog Tavern in Danby Open for dinner - Phone 802-293-5477

    Just a few minutes away is The White Dog Tavern housed in a quaint historic farmhouse in the country.

    This 1812 farmhouse has a center chimney with three fireplaces a great place to get cozy by the fire in winter! There is also a deck on the back overlooking the horse pasture for scenic outdoor dining in summer. The tavern room has a bar and is a great place for drinks, but stay for dinner as well... you won't be disappointed. Owner Tom Musso has been the proprietor for over 20 years, and has made it a local institution. He and his wife Lisa cook up some of the heartiest and most delicious food around. Try the prime rib, and if you are really hungry ask for the end cut.

    Sal's Italian Restaurant in Wallingford Open for lunch and dinner - Phone 802-446-2935

    For a casual lunch or hearty Italian dinner, you can't beat Sal's! They have a full Italian menu with large portions of pasta, chicken, shrimp, veal, and vegetarian dishes plus the best pizza around. The deck is a favorite spot to sit outside in warm weather and watch the sunset over the mountains.

    Silas Griffith Inn/Emma's Restaurant                            


Parks & Hiking

    Emerald Lake State Park                                               Map: 25/D-11

    Merck Forest                                                                   Map:  24/E-7   

    Lake St Catherine                                                           Map:  28/H-7   
    Vermont State Parks -
    Lake St Catherine

    Green Mountain National Forest
    Green Mountain Hiking Trails

    Appalachian Trail/Long Trail                                           Map:  25/A-12

    Little Rock Pond trail - hike                                            Map: 25/A-12
    Hike in to pond/ take your suit to swim in the pond which is quite large

    White Rocks Cliffs Day Hike                                       Map: 29/J-13

    Old Job                                                                            Map:  25/B-13
    We're still trying to get there. We think the trail in there is about a mile after crossing the AT. There's an overgrown dirt road on the right. Supposedly, about a mile in on the road, there's the Old Job site, which is an old abandoned logging town, mostly foundations at this point. Let us know if you find it!

    Hildene                                                                           Map: 25/I-10