Are you looking for the perfect New Egland winter getaway not centered around skiing and close to Boston? I have written before about things to do in Woodstock, Vermont, when there isn’t snow on the ground, but it is also an ideal place for a winter weekend. The historic town is charming and romantic and full of New England winter things to do. The main street has gorgeous buildings, a covered bridge, and excellent shopping and art galleries.
- Things to Do in Woodstock, Vermont in Winter
- Stay in a country inn and enjoy a hot chocolate by the fireplace.
- Go on a Sleigh Ride.
- Experience the peace of nature with Nordic skiing.
- Explore the woods by snowshoe.
- Zoom through the snowy mountains on a fat bike.
- Have an amazing farm-to-table meal in an old farmhouse.
- Snowmobiling around Killington.
- Skiing at Okemo, Killington, or Suicide Six.
Things to Do in Woodstock, Vermont in Winter
Stay in a country inn and enjoy a hot chocolate by the fireplace.
The Woodstock Inn
The Woodstock Inn is pricy but pretty perfect for this activity. The inn also has a spa and four restaurants. It is right in the middle of town, so an easy walk to shops and galleries of Woodstock.
Kedron Valley Inn
If you are looking for a more quiet getaway with fewer people, check out the Kedron Valley Inn in South Woodstock. It still has an elegant, colonial main house but is set in a quieter town.
Go on a Sleigh Ride.
You can book a one-hour sleigh ride over the snow through the Kedron Valley Stables. The drivers are locals, so you can also learn about the area while being out in nature.
They provide blankets, but the ride through South Woodstock’s farmland is cold, so dress warmly. The people before us wore fancy city clothes, and we were much more comfortable in our winter clothes.
Experience the peace of nature with Nordic skiing.
Woodstock has its own Nordic center with 45-miles of groomed trails through Mount Peg and Mount Tom. You can rent all your equipment here as well.
Explore the woods by snowshoe.
Snowshoeing can also be done on the Woodstock’s Nordic Center trails, but you can also explore private trails if you own snowshoes.
Zoom through the snowy mountains on a fat bike.
Although this is an activity you can do through the Nordic center, there are many other options. Check out 5 Essential Mountain Biking Spots in Woodstock.
Have an amazing farm-to-table meal in an old farmhouse.
I don’t know that I have ever had a bad food experience in Woodstock. On my last visit, we did a wine dinner at the Inn at Weathersfield. We sat by a roaring fire in the 1792 building and feasted on French foods, such as duck, paired with French wines.
If you want to leave town for some more adrenaline-inducing adventures, you can also try…
Skiing at Okemo, Killington, or Suicide Six.
So, as you can see, the charming village of Woodstock, Vermont, is the perfect spot for a relaxing or invigorating New England winter getaway. Whether you choose to spend the weekend recharging or get out into nature, there are so many things to do in Woodstock, Vermont in winter.