A few of many things to do in the Putney area
Green Mountain Orchards
A third-generation hillside orchard that offers pick-your-own fruit as well as a chance to spot reindeer.
Green Mountain Spinnery
The Spinnery was established in 1981 to spin local fleece into the finest possible yarn for knitters and weavers. Produces New England wool yarns in dyed and natural colors. Located at Exit 4 off Interstate 91.
Putney Craft Tour
Putney Craft Tour every November or take the "Virtual" Putney Craft Tour anytime at the web site. Vermont's most prominent artists and artisans. You'll find photos blacksmithing, bookbinding, cheese making, furniture making, glass-blowing, jewelry, metal artistry, photography, polymer art, pottery, sculpture and sculptured tiles, stained glass, weaving, wood turning, woodworking, and yarn spinning.
Village Arts of Putney
Offers classes, workshops, demonstrations, and discussions offered by local and visiting master painters and teachers.
Yellow Barn Music School and Festival
Yellow Barn is both a summer training program for world-class young musicians embarking on careers as performers and educators and a vibrant festival of chamber music.
More to do beyond Putney
Billings Farm and Museum, Woodstock
The Billings Farm & Museum is a working dairy farm and a living museum of Vermont's rural past. It often offers children's programs.
Green Mountain Railroads & Trains
Scenic rail excursions in three locations, Bellows Falls to Chester, Burlington to Shelburne, or White River Junction to Norwich. Ride in vintage cars from the 30s and 50s. Trains operate in summer and fall.
Marlboro Music Festival, Marlboro
Each summer, master concert artists gather with exceptional young professionals on the campus of Marlboro College. For seven weeks, the generations rehearse, exchange ideas and play together as one large musical family. Concerts usually scheduled in July and August.
President Calvin Coolidge birthplace and state historic site, Plymouth Notch
Plymouth Notch remains a pristine example of an early 20th century Vermont hill town.
Sam's Outdoor Outfitters, Brattleboro
A great place to buy clothing suitable for Vermont weather and culture. Hunting and fishing, camping and hiking, sporting wear, casual clothing, shoes and boots.
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, Marlboro (on top of Hogback Mountain)
Among the exhibits featured at the Museum are mounted specimens of over 600 native New England birds and mammals in 100 small dioramas, one of the largest collections of its type in the Northeast. Also see live hawks and owls, and learn about the natural history of these raptors. There is also a woodland pond display that includes live frogs, turtles and fish. During the warmer months there is a demonstration working bee hive, a live spider and insect collection, snakes and regional flowers.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), Quechee
Located next to one of New England's natural wonders, the Quechee Gorge, the VINS Nature Center includes a state-of-the art Raptor Exhibit, displaying one of North America's finest collections of birds of prey. Visitors can now get eye to eye with Snowy Owls, Peregrine Falcons, Red-tailed Hawks, Bald Eagles and other birds of prey.
Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro
The Vermont Jazz Center is dedicated to creating and preserving jazz through the presentation of workshops, concerts, and instruction to a broad constituency of artists, students, and the general public.