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Windsor, Vermont | 153 Pembroke Rd, Windsor, Vermont 05089

Unique Things to Do In Windsor, VT

Come visit Historic Windsor Vermont, where you will be amazed by the many things this small town has to offer. Visit the historic American Precision Museum or cross the Connecticut River to New Hampshire and visit the famed Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, where you can visit the home, gardens and studios of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America's foremost sculptors. Take the self-guided walking tour which features over 40 historic structures throughout the community.

After you are done here, head over to Artisans Park and visit the shops and eateries there. If you love the outdoors, be sure to stop in at the Great River Outfitters and rent a kayak to take on the Connecticut River. Hiking is available at the Paradise Park and Ascutney State Park, both located close to the inn.

If you want to branch out, grab a map available in our lobby and head out to Quechee and Woodstock Vermont. Lots of interesting things to see and do there. And as always, Vermont is known for its cheese and pure maple syrup. You don't want to miss out on that or the chance to visit some historic covered bridges. Have us pack you a lunch to take with you for the day!

Paradise Park and Lake Runnemede, Windsor, Vermont

Paradise Park and Lake Runnemede from Windsor Mansion Inn
Historic Windsor Vermont!

Historic Windsor Vermont!

Come and visit Historic Windsor, the birthplace of Vermont!
Windsor, chartered as a town in 1761, has played many important roles in both our state and country history. In 1777, the signers of the Constitution of the Vermont Republic met at Old Constitution House, a tavern at the time, to declare independence from the British Empire. The Vermont Republic would not become a state until 1791. In 1820, Windsor was the state's largest town, a thriving center for trade and agriculture.
The tools and the methods which made mass production possible were pioneered at the Robbins & Lawrence Armory, that today houses the American Precision Museum. Ingenious mechanics here in the 1840s created a center of innovation, doing some of the best, high-tech work of the day. They were among the first to export goods across to Europe and helped forged an industrial America.
Windsor offers a self-guided walking tour featuring over 40 historic structures throughout the community. The tour is supported by a comprehensive guide, available through the library, Historic Windsor's offices in the Windsor House or Welcome Center. Six signs located through the community feature narratives on 12 locations. Each sign also offers a QR code, making a supporting audio file available for smart phone users.
Artisans Park at Vermont

Artisans Park ~ 3 miles from the inn

Artisans Park is home to Harpoon Brewery, The Cheese Board, Silo Distillery, Simon Pearce, and Blake Hill Preserves, all of which have their own distinguishing foods and spirits. You will also find Great River Outfitters and the Path of Life Garden down beside the beautiful Connecticut River. Great shopping at the Cheese Board, Blake Hill Preserves and Simon Pearce.
Hiking, Snowshoeing And Walking at Vermont

Hiking, Snowshoeing And Walking!

Two areas very close to the inn for hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and taking a nice walk are Paradise Park and Mount Ascutney.
Paradise Park ~Paradise Park Rd ~ 802-674-2522~ With plenty of trails, this is the perfect place to hike, snowshoe or ski around Lake Runnemede. There are a number of picnic tables and benches along the way, making these trails perfect for any age or activity level. Trailheads are found at various points, with one located directly across the driveway of the Windsor Mansion Inn during the summer months!
Mt Ascutney State Park ~1826 Back Mountain Rd ~ 802-674-2060~ May-October, 10am – sunset . The perfect day trip! Mount Ascutney offers four trails from the base of the mountain to the summit and includes historical and scenic views on your trek! Enjoy a picnic in one of the many areas provided throughout the park or seat yourself on a ledge in front of a view of the Connecticut River Valley!
Quechee Vermont and Woodstock Vermont

Quechee Vermont and Woodstock Vermont

Within 20 minutes of Windsor is the village of Quechee, Vermont and the town of Woodstock, Vermont.
Woodstock, Vermont ~ The town of Woodstock is located about 40 minutes from the inn and is a nice drive. Woodstock is a beautiful historic area in the Green Mountains of Windsor County and is easily accessible from the interstates. It is a destination boasting the only national park in Vermont, three covered bridges, fabulous restaurants, charming boutiques and shops, and agricultural landscapes.
Quechee, Vermont ~ Quechee Vermont is located about 40 minutes from the inn and is home to the infamous Quechee gorge on the Ottauquechee River. A great place in the summer to take a dip in the cool waters and Quechee has so many fun things to do, whether you want to go on a balloon ride, buy souvenirs at the Quechee Gorge Village and Vermont Antique Mall or visit the VINS Nature Center.
Maple syrup, Cheese and Covered bridges at Vermont

Maple syrup, Cheese and Covered bridges

When you start to plan your trip to Vermont, you immediately think Maple Syrup, Vermont Cheese and Covered Bridges!
There is nothing like pure Vermont Maple Syrup and that is all we serve with our delicious breakfasts! We can steer you towards some great sugaring houses to purchase yours to take home!
Vermont cheeses are the best…really! Follow the VT Cheese trail and access recipes using some of Vermont's wonderful cheeses.
Located close to the inn is the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge, the longest 2 span covered bridge in the world. Take our 100 mile round trip covered bridge tour and visit 11 bridges close to the inn. We can email you the tour ahead of time and don't forget to ask us about our picnic basket options!
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