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Fall in Love with the Historic Town of Woodstock, Vermont

Woodstock Vermont

Woodstock, Vermont is a typical, quintessential Vermont town with historical brick homes, a covered bridge, village green and a small “downtown USA” main street. It’s one of those places where tourists and locals alike plan for a short getaway. Visitors will love the small shops, art galleries, country stores. Make sure to grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants!

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Tranquil Vermont settings with rolling hills abound

The town of Woodstock is nestled within the rolling hills of the Green Mountains and is home to a variety of unique shops, restaurants, and inns. If you visit Woodstock, you can explore the town’s rich history at the Billings Farm & Museum. Enjoy a stroll through the picturesque village green. Outdoor enthusiasts will certainly enjoy the nearby trails and ski slopes, as well as the renowned golf courses in the area. Looking for a relaxing getaway or an adventure-filled vacation? Woodstock, Vermont offers something for everyone.

Everything in Woodstock is within walking distance. You can park by the village green and walk across the covered bridge. The Woodstock Inn & Resort is located next to the village green. Imagine this excellent setting for a wedding in Vermont! Whenever we have visitors from out of state (or out of country), Woodstock is always one of the places they are thrilled to see and experience.

woodstock covered bridge

While visiting Woodstock, Vermont we tried Bentley’s Restaurant for lunch and it was very good.

Visit the country store and check out the famous winter scene of the sleigh passing by the village green on a snowy day. Apparently the photo was taken almost by mistake as the photographer was finishing up for the day and just happened to take a quick shot of the sleigh as it passed by.

Woodstock is a small town located in Windsor County, Vermont, in the northeastern United States. It is known for its picturesque New England charm, with historic architecture, covered bridges, and a quaint downtown area with many local shops and restaurants.

There are many activities to do in Woodstock, Vermont

One popular activity is exploring the town’s history, which includes visiting the Billings Farm & Museum, a working dairy farm and museum that showcases the history of Vermont’s rural life, and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, which is a National Park Service site that tells the story of conservation and land stewardship.

Outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy the many hiking and biking trails in the area, including the popular Appalachian Trail, which passes through Woodstock. In the winter, the town is also a popular destination for skiing and snowboarding at the nearby Suicide Six ski resort.

Woodstock, Vermont has culture and many things to do and see

There are also many cultural events and festivals held in Woodstock throughout the year, including the Woodstock Film Festival, which celebrates independent film, and the Woodstock Farmers’ Market, which features locally grown produce and other products from Vermont farmers.

Overall, Woodstock, Vermont is a charming town with a rich history and a variety of activities to enjoy.

Was a vampire’s heart burned on the Woodstock village green?

Maybe. There is a well known legend that suggests that in 1834 the eldest son of the Corwin family of Woodstock, VT died from a mysterious wasting disease.

When another son became ill, townspeople of Woodstock advised the Corwins to take precautions against a vampire. The eldest brother was disinterred from the Cushing Cemetery and burned. His ashes were buried in an iron container beneath the Woodstock village green. However, this may all be typical New England folklore as the town register does not contain any records about a Corwin family who were born or died, held land plots, etc. in the Woodstock community.

There is another variation of the legend about a vampire buried in Woodstock, Vermont, but it is likely just a story and not based in fact. According to the legend, a man named Dudley Leavitt moved to Woodstock in the early 1800s and became known as the “Woodstock Vampire.” Leavitt was rumored to have a condition that caused him to have an abnormal appearance, including long, sharp teeth and pale skin. Some people in the town believed that he was a vampire and that he was responsible for the deaths of several people in the area.

Vampire Exhumed and heart burned on the Woodstock village green?

After Leavitt’s death, it is said that the townspeople became afraid that he would return as a vampire, so they had his body exhumed and his heart was removed and burned. The rest of his body was then re-buried in the cemetery with a stake through the heart, supposedly to prevent him from returning as a vampire.

It is important to note that this legend is not based in fact and is likely a story that has been passed down through the years. There is no evidence to suggest that Leavitt was actually a vampire or that the events described in the legend actually took place.

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