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Things to do in Shaftsbury

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“A great state park with a lakefront for swimming and boating. And a scenic gentle hiking trail around the lake. Perfect for the whole family.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Museum
“Check out this museum and former home of the great American poet. They also host cool events like concerts, and readings. Open spring through fall. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This is a small lake in the heart of North Bennington. There is a picnic and swimming area open to the public. There is also a nice walking trail that goes to the adjacent Robert Frost homestead and back. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“One of the best farm stands anywhere! Organic produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and more. Open May through mid-October.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Homemade ice cream, folks. This is the good stuff. Plus a whole store full of other scrumptious chocolates and candies. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Delicious confections and fabulous home-made ice cream, made with local, seasonal ingredients. They make their strawberry ice cream with berries from Clear Brook farm right across the road from them. My favorite is pecan praline.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“Terrific beach area with picnic tables, good parking, swimming and canoeing/kayaking. Also fishing an option there. Another great place is The Preserve in Manchester. has miles of walking trails.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“2 Mile Hike from Lake Paran to North Shaftsbury VT. It passes through a wood once owned by Frost and where he wrote “Stopping by a Wood on a Snowy Evening.” Directions: Go south on Route 7A and turn right into the Robert Frost Stone House Museum. Take an immediate left for the trail parking lot. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
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Hardware Store
“This is a really cool place that is easy to miss as your driving up and down Route 7a. They have a beautiful selection of modern terrariums, miniature succulent gardens. It's a gardening shop with an artful, modern twist, and the owner is a wealth of knowledge about all things green! You can even build your own terrarium garden if you're in town during one of his "Plant and Sip" evenings.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“At Clear Brook Farm, you will find fresh organic and local produce in a lovely setting. You can even purchase an artist-designed T-shirt and food gifts. ”
  • 2 locals recommend