Thursday, 19 July 2012

Travelogue: Trip to the East Coast USA for Fall Foliage - Visiting Woodstock, Vermont

The idyllic village of Woodstock, situated on U.S. 4 between Rutland and White River Junction, attracts many visitors with its old-world beauty. So we decided to visit it when we were in Vermont.

Woodstock, Vermont was the winner of the 1997 National Contest conducted by the Ladies Home Journal magazine as the "Prettiest Town in America", it was chosen as the community with the most beauty, charm and character. And when you get there, you will agree with them for choosing this town as the prettiest.

Warning: Photo heavy post

Pretty Woodstock

The secret is out about Woodstock, so much so that during the prime Autumn Foliage viewing periods, the town is stock full of tourist here to view this graceful town that looks fresh from the 19th century. It is famous for the beautiful architecture of its many houses, churches and businesses.

White picket fences along the pretty residences in Woodstock
Pretty street in Woodstock

Woodstock is an exquisite village to spend your afternoon wandering around. You will be impressed with her sheer grace and elegance. Its downtown is compact and neat and there are plenty of quaint shops, galleries and boutiques to occupy your time.

Quaint gift shop standing over the river

The village green is lovely and is surrounded by handsome stately homes with architecture dating back to the 19th and early 20th centuries. On the village green stands the Middle Covered Bridge which goes over the Ottaquechee River which flows through the center of the Village.

Middle Covered Bridge
Walking on the bridge over the river
Sign at the Village green

More pictures of the wonderful little town of Woodstock.

The village church
Quintessential village general store
Beautiful Stately buildings
More amazing buildings
What a pretty home
Autumn decorations
View of the shops in the town
Ottaquachee River - reminds me alot of Hertford in England
Lovely street
Houses on the village green
County House

Everywhere you walk in Woodstock, you are just greeted by more and more pretty streets and beautiful homesteads. We stopped at a little cafe and had the best croissant ever. We sat there and watched the world go by in this pretty little town. What a lovely end of the day. If you are ever in Vermont, do make sure you do come to visit Woodstock.

A beautiful hotel in Woodstock


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  2. Loved the pictures.. I will be in US later next month..hoping to see some lovely places around east coast.