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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
State / Provincial Park
“Emerald Lake State Park is a 430-acre state park in East Dorset, Vermont, USA. It is the home of 20-acre Emerald Lake, called such because of its emerald color. Activities include swimming, non-motorized boating, camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking, bicycling, wildlife watching, and winter sports.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Excellent professional summer theater in a theater built out of barn siding.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Do you dare jump!? Great place for the older kids to test their bravery. No shallow swimming here. Life jackets reccomend for not so strong swimmers.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is wonderful old Inn and restaurant with all the ambience of Vermont! This has a tavern for more casual dining with their own menu and a Fine Dining area that is quiet and perfect for slower dining. The food is fantastic! The service is great! A favorite of the locals as well. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For a special treat Michelle & Melanie offer the finest dining in Southern Vermont...reservations recommended! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“This year round farmers market is held every Sunday, rain or shine. It is a great mix of lots of local produce, meats, cheeses, and craft goods, as well as music and prepared foods as well. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lodging
“Simply amazing locally sourced restaurant that uses ingredients sourced from local farms.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Held from July through the beginning of August every year, the Vermont Summer Festival is quite a spectacle! Here you will see some of the finest horse competitors in the country perform in Grand Prix show jumping, hunter-rider events and more. The horse show has been recognized as a "Top Ten Summer Event" by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“Pick your own blueberries mid-July to mid-August. This is a fun activity for the whole family! Don't worry about picking too many - the blueberries freeze well and are perfect for fall blueberry pies! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Wonderful food and cozy place to breakfast or lunch inside or out. Amazing baked goods. Amazing.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“JK Adams is known for their high-end cutting boards but this shop contains so much more. A browsing delight on several levels. The Dorset Farmers Market is also held here on Sundays during winter months”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2016, this classic general store facing Dorset's pretty village green sells all manner of edible Vermont items, especially high-end gourmet goodies and picnic fixings, including local cheddar cheese (of course); it also has a well-stocked wine room, a deli and a freezer full of gourmet take-and-bake treats, including its award-winning mac-and-cheese.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Beautiful Inn, chef-owned, delicious Asian-fusion and other types of dishes. Perfect for a romantic evening!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Wonder local play house that does some amazing productions during fall, winter and spring. In the summer a professional theatre group takes over the venue. Our daughter Greta has performed in over 10 productions and if there is a show going on I highly recommend getting tickets.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“Very quaint library with more books, videos, CDs and children's game than the fabulous new Manchester library! "Artist of the month" exhibits with artist receptions on 1. Saturday of the month (check their sign out front)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Swimming hole in the summer and nice place to walk around in the fall and spring. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“This is wonderful old Inn and restaurant with all the ambience of Vermont! This has a tavern for more casual dining with their own menu and a Fine Dining area that is quiet and perfect for slower dining. The food is fantastic! The service is great! A favorite of the locals as well. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For a special treat Michelle & Melanie offer the finest dining in Southern Vermont...reservations recommended! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“Wonderful food and cozy place to breakfast or lunch inside or out. Amazing baked goods. Amazing.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Beautiful Inn, chef-owned, delicious Asian-fusion and other types of dishes. Perfect for a romantic evening!”
  • 2 locals recommend

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