A Perfect Weekend in Dorset Vermont

The Magic of Dorset Vermont… With a history that dates back to 1761, Dorset has long been known as a destination town. Further, the doctors of that time recommended its clean, cool, pastoral lands and bucolic forests as restorative and healthful. Today, Dorset is just as much of a destination, so follow our list to […]

The Magic of Dorset Vermont…

With a history that dates back to 1761, Dorset has long been known as a destination town. Further, the doctors of that time recommended its clean, cool, pastoral lands and bucolic forests as restorative and healthful. Today, Dorset is just as much of a destination, so follow our list to fun and interesting things to do in our Dorset Vermont Guide.

Wet and Whimsical

1. Norcross-West Quarry aka The Dorset Quarry, Route 30, Dorset, Vermont.
AVG. Price: Free
At 60-feet-deep, this now swimming hole was once a marble quarry. First mined in 1785, it flooded in 1917, but its marble was used in the construction of New York’s Museum of Fine Arts and Public Library.
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dorset-Marble-Quarry/517590044958025

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2. Emerald Lake State Park, 65 Emerald Lake Ln., East Dorset, VT
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A 928-acre Vermont State Park, including a wooded hillside campground, sandy beach, hiking trails, and swimming area, Emerald Lake is named for its unique green color.
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emerald-Lake-State-Park/

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3. Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset, Vermont
AVG. Price: $28
The Dorset Theatre Festival’s main venue was reportedly fashioned from 2 pre-revolutionary barns, and it first opened its doors in 1929. Its mission is “to create an environment in which our audiences can experience thought‐provoking, inspiring, and entertaining live theatre.”
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/DorsetTheatreFestival

Guide to Dorset Vermont

Time for a Quick Bite

4. Dorset Rising, 3239 Route 30 Dorset, VT
AVG. Price: $20
In the center of the picturesque Dorset village is you will find the quaint boutique bakery, Dorset Rising, featuring hand-made crusty breads, morning pastries, hearty sandwiches, soups, salads, and decadent desserts.  All items are made from scratch using fresh, local ingredients. They also whip up light and moist birthday cakes to order, but call ahead for those.
Photo Credit: https://www.dorsetrising.com

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Rest & Relation with Style and History

5. Barrows House, 3156 Route 30, Dorset, VT
AVG Price: $250
The Barrows House sits on six pastoral acres, surrounded by lush gardens, stately trees, and meticulous lawns. Luxury suites include whirlpool baths and fireplaces, while their cottages feature multiple guest rooms and outdoor seating areas. Recreational activities like the swimming at the pool and playing a round of tennis are available options.
Photo Credit: http://www.barrowshouse.com/

Guide to Dorset Vermont

6. Dorset Inn, 8 Church Street & Route 30, Dorset, Vermont
AVG. Price: $200
Featured in Yankee Magazine, The Dorset Inn first opened its doors in 1796.  Now completely refurbished, the inn still relies on its New England charm to keep guests coming back for more.  In addition, their onsite restaurant is a Vermont Fresh Network member and Open Table award-winner.
Photo Credit: http://www.dorsetinn.com

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7. Inn at West View Farm, Dorset, Vermont
AVG. Price: $200
Steeped in romance, comfort, and history, The Inn at West View Farm is a restored 1870 farmhouse that was once a working dairy farm. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout and the in-house restaurant features Chef Chen’s “Farmhouse Asian” cuisine, a modern interpretation of many classic Asian dishes.
http://www.innatwestviewfarm.com/

Did Someone Say Shopping?

8. H.N. Williams, 2732, Route 30, Dorset, Vermont
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With root back to the 1840’s, this quintessential Vermont general store, with its exposed beams, creaky doors, and sloping hardwood floors, has got something for everyone: coffee, sandwiches, chicken grain, garden tools, pet food, worms and crawlers, and more.
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/HN-Williams-Store-110428528985993/

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9. Dorset Union Store, 31 Church Street, Dorset, Vermont
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Established in 1816, the store was originally called Dorset Union Store, and it was supposedly run much like a modern coop. It has had many owners and names since then, but now it has been completely restored and what was old is new again.
Photo Credit: https://www.dorsetunionstore.com/

10. J.K. Adams Factory and Store, 1430 Route 30., Dorset, Vermont
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At J.K. Adams, they believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Find handmade hardwood cutting boards, wine racks, knives & cutlery, and more. All wood is sourced from North America, and they stand by a 100% replacement guarantee.
Photo Credit: https://jkadams.com/

Guide to Dorset Vermont

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