Stowe, VT, Guide and Information


Shopping, Touring and Tasting Waterbury

Situated in central Vermont at the intersection of three scenic routes, Waterbury woos visitors and locals alike with its wide variety of shopping, touring and tasting. Plan to come to this crossroad of Vermont along the Winooski River on an empty stomach and allow yourself to graze your way through some of Vermont’s tastiest treats. (Cows aren’t the only ones known for grazing in Vermont.) Plan to stock up, too, on a carload of Vermont-made goodies that will remind you of your trip once back home. (It’s also a great place to shop for gifts galore.)

Downtown Waterbury boasts many favorite food and drink emporiums and stores including Prohibition Pig and Stowe Street Emporium. For more extensive foodie touring, you’ll want to head out along Route 100, often referred to as the Stowe Road. Ben & Jerry’s was one of the first to establish the tour and taste theme of the area and they remain one of the biggest destinations in Waterbury, if not all of Vermont. (Who doesn’t like ice cream?) Enjoy a half-hour factory tour from late May through December, find out how the yummy goods are made and how this progressive company continually strives to bring about change. Indulge in ice cream and gifts year-round and top off your visit to the Flavor Graveyard where you can weep over the de-pinted flavors that have been retired–it’s a hoot!

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VT Country Shopping in Stowe

Country stores embody the rural, old fashioned, we-can-outfit-you-for-any-occasion spirit of Vermont. Some of the best may be found in and around Stowe along with an array of country-like specialized shops that make you feel miles away from the local mall (you are, in fact) or an online shopping experience (heavens to Betsy). If you’re into charm and authenticity, you’ll love visiting Stowe’s many and varied shopping emporiums.


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