EXPLORE OUR AREA
We rent Wilderness Systems Pungo kayaks. We are set up to deliver you to the lake and to pick you up at the appointed time. Molly's Falls Pond is Vermont's newest state park. Loons, eagles, swimming, fishing with 99% forest along the shore. One mile from our B&B. Peacham Pond is also close by and feeds into Molly's Falls Pond.
These ladies biked to us from Waitsfield and headed out to Stowe after breakfast the next day.
We are in a hub of miles and miles of gravel roads. "Gravel Grinding." Close by is the LVRT (Lamoille Valley Rail Trail) Vermont's newly opened (as of May 2023) rail rail and New England's longest raill trail at 93 miles. Check out the Ridge the Ridges event in Cabot in Early September or the Peacham Fall Fondo 50-mile tour of our gravel roads two weeks later.
Hiking / Exploring Groton State Forest
This drone video shows the foliage over Groton State Forest. This is our "neighbor." We are blessed to live in one of the most beautiful spots one can imagine. The foliage can be simply spectacular in this area. The start of this largest state-owned forest is just ten minutes from here. It is part of our view. There are endless miles of hiking, kayaking, swimming and biking in the summer and great back-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Read a brief history of Groton State Forest.
Many of Vermont's most spectacular trails are within easy driving range and many can be seen from here.
We are avid long-time bikers on the LVRT. We offer a pick-up and drop-off service for anyone doing a multi-day bike on the LVRT. We are six miles west from the West Danville (Joe's Pond) park and ride and about the same from the trail crossing at the Walden Fire Station at the junction of Rt 15 and 215. The LVRT crosses there on 215 and the new metal bridge over 15. Advance reservations required for this service. ETA needs to be established so that neither party is waiting for a long time. We can carry up to six bikes depending upon types of bikes.
Lamoille Valley Bike Tours - Along with their local day tours they offer a full trail bike and passenger shuttle service 4 days a week (soon to be 5).
J.G. Brown's Hiding in the Old Oak
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Gallery
~ Finding your way into and out of the Great Vermont Corn Maze in North Danville, a "perplexing puzzle pondering place"
~ Visiting Vermont’s state capitol
~ Touring Barre granite quarries and notable local cemeteries
~ Visiting historic St. Johnsbury's Athenaeum and Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
~ Exploring and photographing Vermont's notable covered bridges
~ Searching Vermont's history: Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village, Shelburne Museum, Vermont Granite Museum, Vermont Historical Society Museum, Mt. Pleasent Cemetery, Hope Cemetery, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Billings Farm and Museum, Echo, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
~ Enjoying local concerts: Craftsbury Chamber Players and Adamant Music School
~ Attending a Circus Smirkus performance in Greensboro
~ Sampling some of Vermont's fine breweries and distilleries such as Hill Farmstead Brewery and Caledonia Spirits
~ Surveying Vermont's finest cheese makers such as Jasper Hill Farm and Cabot Creamery.
~ Discovering Kingdom Trails bike trials network
~Riding the Gravity Assisted Burke Mt. Bike Park.
~ Skiing at Burke Mountain our home away from home in the winter. We are actually within an hour of several notable Vermont ski areas such as Stowe and Sugarbush
~ Headwaters Restaurant & Pub - Vermont Vibe. World-class cuisine. In Cabot. 2 miles
~ The Den Eats at Harry's Hardware in Cabot. Farm to your table comfort food. 2 miles
~ Bentley's Bakery and Cafe Danville. Breakfast, lunch and specialty coffees. Super pastries! 10 miles
~ Three Ponds Sandwich Kitchen Danville. Made from scratch and sourced from our many local partners! 10 miles
~ Huang's Noodle Shop Danville. Asian fusion restaurant, Chinese restaurant 10 miles
~ 98 Mill Italian Pub and Grill St. Johnsbury. 18 miles (We went opening night 5/25/23 - great food, vibe and service)
~ Salt Bistro St. Johnsbury Chef owned serving a unique and tantalizing menu of Italian favorites. 18 miles
~ Pica-pica Filipino Restaurant Vermont's only full-service Philippine restaurant, serving authentic, 'lutong-bahay' (home cooked meals) dishes. St. Johnsbury 18 miles
~ Boule Bakery. St. Johnsbury Boule's professional chefs craft stunning and innovative desserts and breads.18 miles
~ The Creamery Restaurant Danville "Homemade soups, ocean fresh seafood and two levels of dining, a downstairs pub atmosphere for casual dining." 10 miles
~ Goodfellas Danville A very nice family-style dining experience. 12 miles
~ Positive Pie Hardwick. Rooted in its beginning as an authentic Pizzeria, Positive Pie combines its old-school heritage with a new-age Vermont mindset. Our commitment to our guests is to provide a cool, contemporary, comfortable, casual - yet always stylish - urban refuge from the ordinary. 13 miles
~ Postivie Pie Plainfield. 12 miles
~ Royal Orchid Thai Restaurant Montpelier Our favorite Thai restaurant. 18 miles
~ Sarducci's Italian Restaurant Montpelier Culinary experience, Charming Atmosphere, Award-Winning Service 20 miles
~ Parker Pie Company West Glover. "The Parker Pie Co. started as a small pizza shop in the back of the Lake Parker Country Store. While it is still a little pizza shop in the back of a country store, the quality of the food and the community atmosphere has turned it into a favorite eatery and pub for locals and seasonal clientele alike. The Parker Pie Co. is a foodie destination not to be missed. In addition to our famous pizza, our revolving beer menu features both Vermont brews and the best fermented beverages from around the globe." 31 miles
~ And although over an hour away from Fruitlands, we have to share with you what we feel is the most exquisite dining experience in Vermont: A Single Pebble in Burlington, "Elegantly prepared gourmet food, absolutely authentic, of a quality that can't be found anywhere outside of China (or Chinatown)." 65 miles