Places to Take the Family in Plainfield, VT

The town of Plainfield, VT is not your conventional little sleepy town. In fact, it was considered the "Funkiest Town in Vermont" by Vemont Magazine in 2004. It offers a rewarding treat to those who want to experience the unique charm of Vermont. To make the best of your Plainfield vacation, BBonline recommends the following places that you can visit with your family while staying at a Plainfield inn.

The Country Bookshop
35 Mill Street
Plainfield, VT 05667
(802) 454-8439
www.thecountrybookshop.com

The Country Bookshop is located in the village of Plainfield, just 15 minutes away from the city of Montpelier. This place features a rich collection of books in various subject areas. The Country Bookshop has 30,000 books that cater to all age groups. The Bookshop also features folk music, folklore, and books about carillons and bells. Aside from its extensive collection of unusual and rare books, it also shows artifacts and antique photos that illustrate the beauty of the history of Vermont. The bookshop is housed in a 100-year old country home and is open every day from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. year round.

East Hill Farm Riding Center
540 Gonyeau Rd.
Plainfield, VT 05667
(802) 479-9258
www.easthillfarm.org

East Hill Farm Riding Center offers horseback riding lessons that cater to all skill levels. The place has state-of-the-art facilities that include an oversized 35m x 80m outdoor dressage arena, stable barns, 60 acres of paths and fields that are used for hacking, wash stalls, a round pen, a heated tack room and an oversized jumping arena. Riding lessons are offered all throughout the year. The place also sell horses with prices ranging from $10,000 to $30,000, depending on the breed.

Country Club of Barre
Country Club Rd
Plainfield, VT 05641
(802) 476-7658

Opened to the public in 1924, this 18-hole golf course is a great place to visit with your family. Designed by Michael Hurdzan, the Country Club of Barre was listed by Golf Digest as the 7th "Best Public Course" in the state of Vermont. With scenic views and luscious trees surrounding the area, the Country Club of Barre is one of the must-see places in Plainfield. Its training facilities include a teaching pro, putting green and chipping area. For a relaxing game of golf with your whole family, come to the Country Club of Barre during your stay at a  Plainfield Bed and Breakfast.

Stowe Recreation Path
Village Grn
Stowe, VT 05672
(802) 253-7321
www.gostowe.com

Lying on 5.3 square miles of land, located just a few minutes away from Plainfield, is the Stowe Recreation Path. This place is ideal for people of all ages. The magnificent view provides total relaxation for the whole family. Stowe Recreation Path is also a great place to enjoy running, biking, rollerblading and even skiing during the winter season. You will see beautiful bridges, picnic tables and swimming holes here.