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Pie-in-the-Sky Farm
Bed & Breakfast and Retreat
Marshfield, Vermont

Maple Syrup Bucket

gladiolus and sunflowers over tiled hot tub

Marshfield, Vermont
Area Attractions

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Artists and Artisans:

  • Peacham Corner Guild facebook.com/peacham.guild Peacham Corner an artisans' cooperative store located in the village of Peacham --work by some of the excellent local artists
  • Artisans Hand : an artisans' cooperative store located in downtown Montpelier; many of the artisans live in our or in other nearby towns and welcome visitors to their workshops.
  • Quilts
  • Waterfall Quilts by Kathy Alyce
  • Peacham Cafe
  • Janice Walfraren tile
  • Wood Art Gallery 46 Barre Street. Montpelier
  • Stilbroke Farm Pottery and grocery Charming hidden away art studio and place to buy farm-fresh eggs, other hand-crafted gift items, kitchen gadgets. Just over the hill from Pie on the Stilbrook River
  • Vermont Yarn Shop at Plainview Farm -- Home grown Vermont yarns, non commericial yarns & accessories
  • Studio Place Arts (SPA) Art Gallery, cafe, artists studios, and art classes
  • We can arrange for you to meet one or more of the potters, glass makers, bread bakers or other craftspeople who reside in the area and learn about their work.
Bookstores and Libraries:

Farm Tourism:

  • Bragg Farm : maple syrup and local craft source on Route 14 in nearby East Montpelier; Jay just loves their maple "creemies".
  • Cabot Creamery : home of the prize-winning cheddar in next-door Cabot; you can tour their cheese plant and sample all kinds of other products.
  • Great Vermont Corn Maze :North Danville, deep in the boonies about 20 minutes from Pie -- 5 acres of turns and dead ends. Flower garden and mountain view part way thru the maze. Retail shop. + Children's Maze. On a third generation dairy farm. Open August - September, & some in October
  • Horse Riding Lessions:
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    • Horse and Wagon Rides:
      Food, Cafes and Restaurants:

      • Maple Valley Cafe: early breakfast, lunch, and dinner including wraps, pizza, great iced coffee, groceries and gifts on Route 2 in Plainfield Village.
      • Plainfield Food Coop: lots of healthy and organic produce and supplies in downtown Plainfield Village; open to non-members.
      • Rainbow Sweets : cozy bistro in Marshfield Village whose brioche have been written up in the late Gourmet Magazine and where you might share table space with local writers like David Mamet; Bill, the proprietor, loves to chat.
      • Ben and Jerry's Factory tours and samples!
      • Pie in the Sky has a much more selective listing of restaurants in both central Vermont and in towns you may be passing thru on your way into Pie
      Hiking, Fishing, Boating, Horse Back Riding, Birding. and Swimming:

      • Groton State Forest: the largest (25,000 acres) state-owned forest land in this part of Vermont with numerous opportunies for hiking, fishing, boating, horseback riding, and swimming; for a short hike with a great view, try "Owls' Head".
      • Lord's Hill: one of the very few tracts of old-growth timber left in Vermont or anywhere in the East; nice hike along an old railroad bed to get there.
      • Birding: Vermont Bird Tours guided tours with Brian Pfieffer
      • Canoe or Kayak Tours: Umiak Outfitters: one example: http://umiak.com/htm/winooskitour_icecreamfloat.html
      • Marshfield Reservoir: plenty of room for swimmers, fishermen, and waterskiiers.
      • Swimming Holes
        ttp://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20110728-the-secret-swimming-holes-of-vermont
      • Winooski River: the headwaters of Vermont's biggest river are canoeable and fishable for trout in season.
      • Marshfield Town Forest accessed from across the small valley where Pie in the Sky is located, or from Hollister Hill Road
      • Joe's Pond Association
        (restaurant, boat rental, cottages)
      • Boat rental: kayak rentals Clyde River Recreation kayacks, canoes, small sail boats, motor
      • Horse Back Riding: Trail rides in Plainfield Village
      • T-N-T Stables riding small trail loop near the property in Barre, or riding in a rink, their horse or yours. Also day camps in the summer. 802-476-0541
      • Biking: Millstone Hill biking trails and granite museum and shops-- Websterville
      Historical Sites:

      • Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium : one of America's better small museums in St. Johnsbury, 25 miles away on Route 2.
      • Kent Corner: historical district of old homes and mills in next-door Calais.
      • Old Schoolhouse Common: Marshfield's former school which now houses the town offices, public library and some business incubator spaces.
      Skiing:

      • Downhill: We are within an hour's drive of Burke Mountain , Mad River Glenn, Sugarbush and Stowe .
      • Cross-Country: Do it here at Pie in the Sky on the groomed snowmobile trails.
      Snowmobiling:

      Music Theatre, and Dance:

      • Goddard College : this famous pioneering "progressive" educational institution (and original home of Phish ) in Plainfield often hosts cultural programs, guest speakers and other public events.
      • The Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts
        is the only year round institution of its kind in New England.
        Actively preserving and promoting the Celtic culture, language, arts, dance and music. This unique Vermont school preserves the traditions, culture, and languages of the Scottish and Irish immigrants that settled here in Vermont.
      • Green Mountain Film Festival (in March)
      • MountainTop Film Festival (in January)
      • Unadilla Theatre : wonderful longtime summer theatre tucked away on a back road in Calais; just ten minutes from home.
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