Guidebook for Worcester

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Guidebook for Worcester

Food Scene
Leslie and Betsy will feed you breakfast and/or lunch AND they typically have delicious soups and quiche in the cooler so you could pick up dinner too! Everything is fresh and delicious. From website: Our mission is to be the community space that offers reasonably priced, homemade, and local-as-much-as-possible foods to our neighbors and passers-by. We bake everything here, and we serve brewed coffee and espresso with organic and fair trade coffee that is roasted by our friends at Capitol Grounds Cafe and Roastery just 8 miles away. We also offer a selection of fair trade teas from VT Artisan Tea.
Post Office Cafe
34 Worcester Village Rd
Leslie and Betsy will feed you breakfast and/or lunch AND they typically have delicious soups and quiche in the cooler so you could pick up dinner too! Everything is fresh and delicious. From website: Our mission is to be the community space that offers reasonably priced, homemade, and local-as-much-as-possible foods to our neighbors and passers-by. We bake everything here, and we serve brewed coffee and espresso with organic and fair trade coffee that is roasted by our friends at Capitol Grounds Cafe and Roastery just 8 miles away. We also offer a selection of fair trade teas from VT Artisan Tea.
Great Italian food, nice ambiance- mid level price point. Definitely worth it. From Website: Sarducci's is a Mediterranean style Italian restaurant.We strive to serve superb food with outstanding service in an informal ambiance.Using the freshest available ingredients and offering a gluten free menu, we cater to families, special occasions and travelers alike. Sarducci's is long renowned by our community for great food at reasonable prices.
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Sarducci's
3 Main Street
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Great Italian food, nice ambiance- mid level price point. Definitely worth it. From Website: Sarducci's is a Mediterranean style Italian restaurant.We strive to serve superb food with outstanding service in an informal ambiance.Using the freshest available ingredients and offering a gluten free menu, we cater to families, special occasions and travelers alike. Sarducci's is long renowned by our community for great food at reasonable prices.
Good Mexican fare- most locals enjoy this place and it has a great fancy margarita called the Cadillac Margarita- YUM
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Julio's
54 State Street
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Good Mexican fare- most locals enjoy this place and it has a great fancy margarita called the Cadillac Margarita- YUM
Whether you get a slice from the back of the restaurant (huge and delicious) or decide to sit down to eat (great cocktails/wine and of course pizza!) this is one of my family's favorite places to eat dinner, with something for all From website: Harvesting Italian flavors and infusing them with a Vermont sensibility, our pledge is to take our food seriously. We are fully committed to making from-scratch, eclectic and delicious plates while always hand-tossing our pizzas. Our benchmark beer, wine & spirit menus are carefully crafted to compliment our food. We practice friendly, honest and knowledgable service and are devoted to providing you snapshots of our heritage – all at a great value.
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Positive Pie
22 State St
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Whether you get a slice from the back of the restaurant (huge and delicious) or decide to sit down to eat (great cocktails/wine and of course pizza!) this is one of my family's favorite places to eat dinner, with something for all From website: Harvesting Italian flavors and infusing them with a Vermont sensibility, our pledge is to take our food seriously. We are fully committed to making from-scratch, eclectic and delicious plates while always hand-tossing our pizzas. Our benchmark beer, wine & spirit menus are carefully crafted to compliment our food. We practice friendly, honest and knowledgable service and are devoted to providing you snapshots of our heritage – all at a great value.
OK - there are a lot of great pizza places but this one has the widest variety of craft beers as well as pizza, burgers and other great grilled stuff. From their website: The Blue Stone features the best of Vermont’s craft draft beers, central Vermont’s best hand tossed pizza, and a diverse bar and grill. We are open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. The Blue Stone proudly supports a livable wage. Locally owned and operated
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The Blue Stone - Montpelier
83 Main St
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OK - there are a lot of great pizza places but this one has the widest variety of craft beers as well as pizza, burgers and other great grilled stuff. From their website: The Blue Stone features the best of Vermont’s craft draft beers, central Vermont’s best hand tossed pizza, and a diverse bar and grill. We are open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. The Blue Stone proudly supports a livable wage. Locally owned and operated
The Cafe on State Street in Montpelier, Vermont serves breakfast and lunch and has an exhibition space for the area's talented artists. The Cafe features our own 802Coffee, a wide variety of teas, kombucha, pastries, soups, and sandwiches. Since 1998 we have provided a place for both locals and visitors to pause, relax, and experience the character and appeal of the city. Montpelier is the nation’s smallest capital city, a place of simple charm and beauty that residents cherish for its strong sense of community. There is a refreshing pace here with an abundance of cultural events that rival larger population centers. It's a special little place nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains
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Capitol Grounds
27 State St
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The Cafe on State Street in Montpelier, Vermont serves breakfast and lunch and has an exhibition space for the area's talented artists. The Cafe features our own 802Coffee, a wide variety of teas, kombucha, pastries, soups, and sandwiches. Since 1998 we have provided a place for both locals and visitors to pause, relax, and experience the character and appeal of the city. Montpelier is the nation’s smallest capital city, a place of simple charm and beauty that residents cherish for its strong sense of community. There is a refreshing pace here with an abundance of cultural events that rival larger population centers. It's a special little place nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains
Drinks & Nightlife
A great sports/beer/burgers/wings bar
Langdon Street Tavern
14 Langdon St
A great sports/beer/burgers/wings bar
There's live music Tuesday through Sunday at the corner bar and eatery, where local brews and pub fare are served until late.
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Sweet Melissa's
4 Langdon St
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There's live music Tuesday through Sunday at the corner bar and eatery, where local brews and pub fare are served until late.
Parks & Nature
This is the closest mountain - about a 15 minute drive north on Route 12. https://www.theoutbound.com/vermont/hiking/hike-to-elmore-mountain-fire-tower After you're finished with the hike be sure to stop by The Elmore Store. Purchase beer and a pizza and enjoy the cozy lake view room or sit out on the deck.
Elmore Mountain
This is the closest mountain - about a 15 minute drive north on Route 12. https://www.theoutbound.com/vermont/hiking/hike-to-elmore-mountain-fire-tower After you're finished with the hike be sure to stop by The Elmore Store. Purchase beer and a pizza and enjoy the cozy lake view room or sit out on the deck.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/vermont/mount-hunger-waterbury-trail Mount Hunger Waterbury Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Waterbury Center, Vermont that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and rock climbing and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
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Mount Hunger
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https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/vermont/mount-hunger-waterbury-trail Mount Hunger Waterbury Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Waterbury Center, Vermont that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and rock climbing and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
http://www.wrightsvillebeachvt.com/ For close and affordable fun, come to Wrightsville, where there's actually something for everyone. Kayaking (they rent them - if you want to bring your own, that is OK too or you can just dump in at the boat launch - separate entrance closer to Montpelier. Disc Golf beach
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Wrightsville Reservoir
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http://www.wrightsvillebeachvt.com/ For close and affordable fun, come to Wrightsville, where there's actually something for everyone. Kayaking (they rent them - if you want to bring your own, that is OK too or you can just dump in at the boat launch - separate entrance closer to Montpelier. Disc Golf beach
Shopping
LBJ's is a general store and gas station with a deli and also delicious Indian food made by the owners - our family is very fond of the samosas.
L B J's Grocery
44 Worcester Village Rd
LBJ's is a general store and gas station with a deli and also delicious Indian food made by the owners - our family is very fond of the samosas.
Sightseeing
http://www.benjerry.com/about-us/factory-tours Visit the Ben & Jerry's Waterbury Factory and learn how Ben & Jerry’s gets so much deliciousness into every scoop! Take our 30-minute guided factory tour and learn how we make ice cream and how we put our values into action at every step of the process. It’s great for all ages, and a fantastic activity for the family. Plus, enjoy your favorite flavor – or try a new one! – at our full-service Scoop Shop. And don’t forget the swag! Bring a little piece of Ben & Jerry’s magic home with you with quirky gifts such as t-shirts, hats, flavored lip balm, and so much more in our Gift Shop. Cap off your visit with a walk through the Flavor Graveyard and
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Ben & Jerry’s
1281 Waterbury Stowe Rd
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http://www.benjerry.com/about-us/factory-tours Visit the Ben & Jerry's Waterbury Factory and learn how Ben & Jerry’s gets so much deliciousness into every scoop! Take our 30-minute guided factory tour and learn how we make ice cream and how we put our values into action at every step of the process. It’s great for all ages, and a fantastic activity for the family. Plus, enjoy your favorite flavor – or try a new one! – at our full-service Scoop Shop. And don’t forget the swag! Bring a little piece of Ben & Jerry’s magic home with you with quirky gifts such as t-shirts, hats, flavored lip balm, and so much more in our Gift Shop. Cap off your visit with a walk through the Flavor Graveyard and
Everything Else
Delicious maple creemees and other confections - loads of vermonty souvenirs AND cross country ski trails and SO MUCH MORE. One of my favorite places in all seasons. From the website: Memorial Day – Labor Day open 9 AM to 8 PM Labor Day through December 26 open 9 AM to 6 PM December 27 through Memorial Day 9 a.m. to 5 PM Free sugar house tours and tasting, multimedia displays in a real woodshed theater, a nature trail, country store, and an outdoor Vermont farm life museum make up the Morse Farm experience, and sprinkled throughout, are whimsical carved folklife characters
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Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks
1168 County Road
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Delicious maple creemees and other confections - loads of vermonty souvenirs AND cross country ski trails and SO MUCH MORE. One of my favorite places in all seasons. From the website: Memorial Day – Labor Day open 9 AM to 8 PM Labor Day through December 26 open 9 AM to 6 PM December 27 through Memorial Day 9 a.m. to 5 PM Free sugar house tours and tasting, multimedia displays in a real woodshed theater, a nature trail, country store, and an outdoor Vermont farm life museum make up the Morse Farm experience, and sprinkled throughout, are whimsical carved folklife characters
Entertainment & Activities
http://skimorsefarm.com/We are a cross country ski and snowshoe touring center located in the heart of the green mountains, just 3 miles from downtown Montpelier, Vermont. We are family friendly and suitable for all skill levels from beginners to seasoned experts. Our professionally designed scenic trails offer a diverse choice of terrain. Ski or snowshoe through evergreen and active sugaring forests with views of Camels Hump, the Worcester Mountain Range, and our 8th generation maple sugar farm. Trails include 24 km (15 miles) of machine groomed cross country trails including skate lanes and classic tracks. We also have 4 km (2.5 miles) of back country snowshoe trails.
Morse Farm Ski Touring Center
1168 County Road
http://skimorsefarm.com/We are a cross country ski and snowshoe touring center located in the heart of the green mountains, just 3 miles from downtown Montpelier, Vermont. We are family friendly and suitable for all skill levels from beginners to seasoned experts. Our professionally designed scenic trails offer a diverse choice of terrain. Ski or snowshoe through evergreen and active sugaring forests with views of Camels Hump, the Worcester Mountain Range, and our 8th generation maple sugar farm. Trails include 24 km (15 miles) of machine groomed cross country trails including skate lanes and classic tracks. We also have 4 km (2.5 miles) of back country snowshoe trails.