There's Something Just So Special about Weston, Vermont and the
Vermont Country Store
Weston, Vermont town green.
by Eric Hurwitz. Article updated on 11/30/16
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For those not familiar to the area, Weston, Vt.,
represents New England at its finest. A charming village green with a
gazebo gently tells you, "I am New England." The serene, green environs
evokes a sweet dream, only this isn't a dream. Weston is a Vermont
masterpiece, filled with charmingly quaint New England homes, and sunny
streets filtered by pure Green Mountain air.
Many of us know of homes placed on the National Register of Historic
Places. In this case, the whole village of Weston is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places. Everywhere you look is like a
Norman Rockwell painting. This is what you call the real Vermont, not
some developer's dream of what Vermont should look like.
Weston might be a quiet village, but it does have a retail district.
It's called the Vermont Country Store, specializing in Yankee bargains,
Vermont-made clothing, heartwarming merchandise from yesteryear and
just about anything else under the sun.
It wouldn't be a stretch to spend several hours at the Vermont Country
Store, in Weston, given its vast selection of merchandise. With dark
wood charm and a cavernous, but sweet smelling experience -- from the
scented candles to the incredible fudge -- the Vermont Country store is
a classic general store that isn't so general. Wonderful clothing,
candles, kitchen gadgets, furniture, and so many hard-to-find items
from yesteryear are amongst the 5,000 great products available at this
New England legend.
Vermont Country Store.
Many people find the food selection fascinating, and ultimately
addictive. Tried and true New England favorites like Vermont maple
syrup, old-fashioned New England fudge and sharp Vermont cheddar cheese
are authentic regional favorites. "Lost candies" like Chuckles, fruit
slices, Sky Bars, Walnettos, as well as the childhood favorite
chocolate drink, Bosco, are just a few of the food and candy selections
that can be found at the Vermont Country Store. It's a heartwarming
experience, tailor-made for those looking to bring back great childhood
Vermont-made fudge at the Vermont Country Store.
Weston also features several other great stores like the Weston Village
Christmas Shop (open year-round) and the Weston Village Store right
across the street from the Vermont Country Store. In many ways and for
different reasons, the Weston Village Store has just as much appeal as
the Vermont Country Store. The Village Store has been around since 1891
and sells retro gifts, local pottery, wooden bowls, candles, books,
plush animals and T-shirts, as well as a great selection of
weathervanes. They also have a great snack bar that frequently taps
into local food resourcing. I recently had a Vermont turkey sandwich on
Vermont-made bread that was out-of-this world!
Weston Village Store in Weston.
Be sure to also leave plenty of time to take in the serene pastoral,
towns ways. You can achieve this in the Village, or on the
outskirts at a wonderful destination like the Weston Priory at 58
Priory Hill Rd. where a community of Benedictine monks reside and offer
common prayer services and retreats...
Weston Priory, Weston VT. Beautiful!
So, take a stroll -- you'll feel like you are officially in New
England here -- and then if you have time left over, perhaps make a
beeline right back to the Vermont Country Store! A great New England
country store just has that effect.
Vermont Country Store is located on Route 100 in Weston, VT, 05161,
362-4667. For more information on Weston (and there's a lot more to see
and do here!), log onto the Weston Vermont web site.
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