Our Top Recommendations for Things to Do in Woodstock, Vermont and Surrounding Areas


Quechee Vermont Ballooning

Quechee is quaint, charming and very popular with Vermont vacationers.  Plan to spend some time here and enjoy the many attractions:

The Quechee Gorge - easy walking/hiking trails - located directly behind our inn - Vermont's "Little Grand Canyon" with a depth of 168 feet

Hot-Air Ballooning - lift off from the backyard of the Inn or the Quechee Village Green with Balloons of Vermont or Balloons Over New England.  Yes - they fly year round!

Kayaking, Canoeing, Fly Fishing - arranged through Wilderness Trails and just 2.5 miles away

Bicycling - right from the Inn with rentals through Wilderness Trails - 2.5 miles from the Inn

Simon Pearce Glass Blowing and Restaurant - 1.5 miles - expert glassblowers create handcrafted glass using old-world techniques

VINS Raptor and Nature Center - 1.5 miles - get a glimpse into the exciting world of wild bird rehabilitation of injured and abandoned birds 

Sugarbush Cheese and Maple Syrup Farm - sample their delicious cheese and gourmet foot items - also a working farm - 7 miles from the Inn

Quechee Gorge Village - 2 miles away

Cabot Cheese, The Country Store, The Antique Mall. Vermont Spirits Distilling Company, Danforth Pewter, Putney Mountain Wine Tasting, Vermont Toy and Train Museum, Whisper Hill Body and Home, Yankee Candle, The Quechee Diner, Deirdre Donnelly Jewelry Art, Frozen Memories Ice Cream Shop, The Lucky Elephant, CJ's Tavern - all conveniently located at Quechee Gorge Village

Quechee Segway Tours - our newest attraction and a fun way to tour the countryside of Quechee and learn of its impressive history

Quechee Hot-Air Balloon Festival - located at the Quechee Village Green, every Fathers Day Weekend - over 20 balloons ascend over Quechee 5 times during the weekend, continuous live music, entertainment, craft artisans, children's activities and games, tethered rides, ascension rides, commercial vendors, beer and wine tent and much more

The Scottish Festival - 1.5 miles away - held every August at the Quechee Polo Field

Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing - Suicide Six, the Quechee Club, Killington and through Wilderness Trails

Covered Bridges - at one time Vermont had over 500 covered bridges - now there are just about 106 of these historic structures.  Plan to spend a day visiting several of these bridges. All are located within a few hours from our Inn - as far north as Troy, VT, as far east as Lyndon, VT, as far west as Charlotte, VT and as far south as Guilford, VT

Dewey's Pond - 2 miles - Fishing and Boating

The Quechee Polo Field - 2 miles - Polo matches take place Saturdays, 2 pm, at the Quechee Polo Field

The Strong House Spa - 2.5 miles - an authentic spa experience - green - organic - wellness


Backyard Inn at Clearwater Pond Vermont

The Woodstock area is beautiful.  It is nestled within the rolling hills of Vermont and is a perfect area for a weekend getaway.  With a covered bridge and stately homes surrounding the village green, it’s easy to see why National Geographic Magazine describes it as “one of the prettiest towns in America.” We highly recommend these interesting and enjoyable things to do while visiting this picturesque village:

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park - Vermont's first National Park - 7 miles from our Inn

Billings Farm and Museum - a working farm, dating back to 1871 that keeps alive the spirit of Vermont's rural past - 7 miles

Marsh-Rockefeller Mansion - now a national park, offers tours of the mansion - 7 miles

Mt. Tom - carriage trails of the former Mrs. Rockefeller - beautiful walking - be sure to visit the Pogue and the overlook - 7 miles

Antique Shops, Art Galleries, Specialty Shops, Fine Dining - as close as 1 mile from our Inn

Gillingham's General Store - a must-stop when in Woodstock - plan to spend some time here - 7 miles

Woodstock Vermont Historical Society - browse through large collections of art, furniture, clothing, toys and more to learn about the history of the local area. Walking tours are also available

The Taftsville General Store - known for specialty Vermont cheese, gourmet food and gifts - a friendly and fun little store and a favorite with the locals - 5 miles away

GMHA - Green Mountain Horse Association - 10 miles - hosts competitive, educational and recreational equestrian events in South Woodstock

Picturesque Drives along winding back roads - unlimited - we will help you plan your route

Woodstock Wassail Weekend - held in Woodstock the 2nd weekend of December - 7 miles from the Inn - a weekend of holiday celebration and festivities for the entire family

Horseback Riding in South Woodstock - 10 miles

Hay Rides - 7 miles - Billings Farm in Woodstock

Golf, Tennis and Spa Facilities - 8 miles away - Woodstock Country Club and the Quechee Club

Skiing at Suicide Six Ski Mountain - 12 miles

Apples and Craft Fair - held every Columbus Day Weekend in Woodstock - 6 miles

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