1790 Guidebook - A few of our favorite places

Augustus & Nichole
Augustus & Nichole
1790 Guidebook - A few of our favorite places

Food Scene

For the best morning brew in Williston, we recommend this little coffee shop. They also have a wide selection of breakfast and lunch sandwiches + salads, all made from scratch and fresh every day.
Williston Coffee Shop
400 Cornerstone Dr
For the best morning brew in Williston, we recommend this little coffee shop. They also have a wide selection of breakfast and lunch sandwiches + salads, all made from scratch and fresh every day.
Looking for a delicious birthday cake? This spot has the best sweets around. They also serve breakfast and lunch. They accept special orders for cakes, etc.!
Chef's Corner
300 Cornerstone Drive
Looking for a delicious birthday cake? This spot has the best sweets around. They also serve breakfast and lunch. They accept special orders for cakes, etc.!
This place has the most delicious açaí bowls. They also have sushi-grade fish, locally sourced meats, or vegetarian and vegan options. Go there to get some superfood to supercharge your morning and poke bowls for a healthy yet filling lunch or dinner.
The Scale
373 Blair Park Rd
This place has the most delicious açaí bowls. They also have sushi-grade fish, locally sourced meats, or vegetarian and vegan options. Go there to get some superfood to supercharge your morning and poke bowls for a healthy yet filling lunch or dinner.
We love the Guild Tavern, not only for its locally-sourced farm-to-table options, but also for the warm atmosphere. From burgers and beers to oysters and cocktails, you'll find something delicious at the Guild.
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Guild Tavern
1633 Williston Road
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We love the Guild Tavern, not only for its locally-sourced farm-to-table options, but also for the warm atmosphere. From burgers and beers to oysters and cocktails, you'll find something delicious at the Guild.
Our favorite spot for seafood is located down on battery street in Burlington. Try to grab a window seat for a beautiful view of the Adirondacks at sunset. Enjoy live music and a drink in the bar area after dinner.
Bleu Northeast Seafood
25 Cherry St
Our favorite spot for seafood is located down on battery street in Burlington. Try to grab a window seat for a beautiful view of the Adirondacks at sunset. Enjoy live music and a drink in the bar area after dinner.
For the best tea and comforting atmosphere grab a seat at Dobra.
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Dobra Tea
80 Church Street
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For the best tea and comforting atmosphere grab a seat at Dobra.
If you plan on spending time strolling on Church Street, we recommend stopping in at Uncommon Grounds for a coffee to go.
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Uncommon Grounds Coffee & Tea
42 Church Street
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If you plan on spending time strolling on Church Street, we recommend stopping in at Uncommon Grounds for a coffee to go.
Muddy Waters unique atmosphere is perfect for the college crowd looking to chill out, study or people watch.
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Muddy Waters
184 Main Street
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Muddy Waters unique atmosphere is perfect for the college crowd looking to chill out, study or people watch.
This is our favorite pizza place in VT. Their spot is also BYOB, or you could order takeout and go have a picnic.
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Folino's Wood Fired Pizza
6305 Shelburne Road
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This is our favorite pizza place in VT. Their spot is also BYOB, or you could order takeout and go have a picnic.
This is one of our favorite vegan/vegetarian spots. The food is amazing. The sweets are delicious and the dirty chai latte is the best. At present we think it's only take-out.
Sweet Alchemy Bakery and Cafe
45 Upper Main Street
This is one of our favorite vegan/vegetarian spots. The food is amazing. The sweets are delicious and the dirty chai latte is the best. At present we think it's only take-out.
This is our favorite grocery store. They also have a deli and coffee shop. It's just down the road. Everything we can't find there we go to nearby Shaws or Hannaford - or a local farmer's market!
Healthy Living Market and Cafe
129 Market Street
This is our favorite grocery store. They also have a deli and coffee shop. It's just down the road. Everything we can't find there we go to nearby Shaws or Hannaford - or a local farmer's market!
Must. Eat. All. The things!!!! This place is beyond good. It is more than just your typical ice cream stand. Arrive hungry with plenty of room. Locally sourced, farm fresh ingredients. "We have a long history with other Vermont producers and farmers, so we try to source as much of our fresh ingredients locally. All our beef comes from right up the road."
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Canteen Creemee Company
5123 Main St
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Must. Eat. All. The things!!!! This place is beyond good. It is more than just your typical ice cream stand. Arrive hungry with plenty of room. Locally sourced, farm fresh ingredients. "We have a long history with other Vermont producers and farmers, so we try to source as much of our fresh ingredients locally. All our beef comes from right up the road."
Take a beautiful drive sightseeing to Warren, VT and stop at Warrens for some sandwiches and such. We highly recommend sitting outside near the babbling waterfalls.
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Warren Store
284 Main Street
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Take a beautiful drive sightseeing to Warren, VT and stop at Warrens for some sandwiches and such. We highly recommend sitting outside near the babbling waterfalls.
Excellent cafe in the heart of Stowe.
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Café on Main
38 Main Street
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Excellent cafe in the heart of Stowe.

Shopping

This is one of our favorite antique stores in Vermont. Great finds from all eras abound.
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Five Corners Antiques
11 Maple Street
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This is one of our favorite antique stores in Vermont. Great finds from all eras abound.
Deep 6 is run by a cat named Joe. He has great taste. If you are looking for a more refined antique store that isn't overflowing with knick-knacks, this is the place.
Deep 6
180 Flynn Ave
Deep 6 is run by a cat named Joe. He has great taste. If you are looking for a more refined antique store that isn't overflowing with knick-knacks, this is the place.
Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods, Ultra, Christmas Tree Shops, Starbucks, etc... This area of Williston is where most of the big box shopping is located. It also has a few chain restaurants, including Chili's & Longhorn Steakhouse.
Maple Tree Place
Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods, Ultra, Christmas Tree Shops, Starbucks, etc... This area of Williston is where most of the big box shopping is located. It also has a few chain restaurants, including Chili's & Longhorn Steakhouse.
When in Burlington, we enjoy visiting the Burlington farmer's market. As a tip - always arrive on an empty stomach :) The vendors offer a variety of delicious VT goods, and hand crafted items.
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Burlington Farmers Market
Saint Paul Street
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When in Burlington, we enjoy visiting the Burlington farmer's market. As a tip - always arrive on an empty stomach :) The vendors offer a variety of delicious VT goods, and hand crafted items.
Isham has farmer's market's in the summer/fall season on Tuesday evenings! Also, they typically offer a variety of evening performances here as well. During the other season's, they make and sell their own maple syrup and grow cut-your-own Christmas Trees.....and might be one of the cutest love stories available on a Netflix featured documentary titled 'My Love' - worth watching the entire series in case you are wondering!
Isham Family Farm
3515 Oak Hill Road
Isham has farmer's market's in the summer/fall season on Tuesday evenings! Also, they typically offer a variety of evening performances here as well. During the other season's, they make and sell their own maple syrup and grow cut-your-own Christmas Trees.....and might be one of the cutest love stories available on a Netflix featured documentary titled 'My Love' - worth watching the entire series in case you are wondering!
Richmond Farmers Market. We love coming here! Be sure to try the Bee Honey Lemonade, from Bee Honey stand! It is on Fridays from 3:00-6:30 pm during the summer season. More details on their website. Take home a delicious pizza from A Stone's Throw (located adjacent to the parking lot) on your way home.
Volunteers Green
286 Bridge Street
Richmond Farmers Market. We love coming here! Be sure to try the Bee Honey Lemonade, from Bee Honey stand! It is on Fridays from 3:00-6:30 pm during the summer season. More details on their website. Take home a delicious pizza from A Stone's Throw (located adjacent to the parking lot) on your way home.
One of our most favorite farmer's markets! We love heading to Waitsfield for the morning and then picking up lunch there or nearby. The setting is also very "quintessential" Vermont. We highly recommend grabbing a Lemon Rosemary loaf of bread from Red Hen Bakery before you leave (arrive early). - you will not regret it!
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Waitsfield Farmers Market
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One of our most favorite farmer's markets! We love heading to Waitsfield for the morning and then picking up lunch there or nearby. The setting is also very "quintessential" Vermont. We highly recommend grabbing a Lemon Rosemary loaf of bread from Red Hen Bakery before you leave (arrive early). - you will not regret it!
We love grabbing fresh produce and eggs here! A great little convenient road-side stand.
The Farm at VYCC
1949 East Main Street
We love grabbing fresh produce and eggs here! A great little convenient road-side stand.
We love that it is nearby. REI offers Top-brand gear, clothing—and outdoor adventures! Plus rentals, classes, events, expert advice and more. Visit REI Co-op online and in-store for more info.
REI
244 Retail Way
We love that it is nearby. REI offers Top-brand gear, clothing—and outdoor adventures! Plus rentals, classes, events, expert advice and more. Visit REI Co-op online and in-store for more info.
L.L.Bean
69 Market Street

Arts & Culture

Over 150,000 works are exhibited in 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds. The grounds also host some pretty great concerts. Check out Concerts on the Green at Shelburne Museum.
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Shelburne Museum
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Over 150,000 works are exhibited in 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds. The grounds also host some pretty great concerts. Check out Concerts on the Green at Shelburne Museum.

Essentials

Shaw's
71 Boxwood St
Forget something? Find it at Walgreens located just down the street.
Walgreens
108 Cornerstone Dr
Forget something? Find it at Walgreens located just down the street.
Need to do some dry cleaning? Gadue's has you covered.
Gadue's Dry Cleaning Inc
1164 Williston Rd
Need to do some dry cleaning? Gadue's has you covered.
Often has some local produce options!
Hannaford Supermarket
78 Marshall Avenue
Often has some local produce options!
Healthy Living Market and Cafe
129 Market Street

Entertainment & Activities

This is greater Burlington’s top-tier theater with all-stadium seating, discounted matinees, evening shows and select midnight screenings of all the biggest blockbusters.
Majestic 10
190 Boxwood St
This is greater Burlington’s top-tier theater with all-stadium seating, discounted matinees, evening shows and select midnight screenings of all the biggest blockbusters.
AKA 'Burlington Greenway' . If you enjoy biking, we highly recommend grabbing a bike rental and taking yourself on a tour of the beautiful views of Adirondack Mountains. It is not to miss! More Details here : https://enjoyburlington.com/place/burlington-greenway/
Burlington Bike Park
162 N Champlain St
AKA 'Burlington Greenway' . If you enjoy biking, we highly recommend grabbing a bike rental and taking yourself on a tour of the beautiful views of Adirondack Mountains. It is not to miss! More Details here : https://enjoyburlington.com/place/burlington-greenway/
Hop on this spectacular 14-mile trail along Lake Champlain. The Island Line Trail follows Burlington’s waterfront via the Burlington Greenway and heads out on the beautiful Colchester Causeway three miles into the middle of the lake! Public beaches, natural areas, and scenic vistas abound. Take Local Motion's Island Line Bike Ferry to cross "the Cut", a 200-foot gap in the causeway and then continue on your way. More details : https://www.localmotion.org
Island Line Rail Trail
Hop on this spectacular 14-mile trail along Lake Champlain. The Island Line Trail follows Burlington’s waterfront via the Burlington Greenway and heads out on the beautiful Colchester Causeway three miles into the middle of the lake! Public beaches, natural areas, and scenic vistas abound. Take Local Motion's Island Line Bike Ferry to cross "the Cut", a 200-foot gap in the causeway and then continue on your way. More details : https://www.localmotion.org
Highly recommend if touring the area on Bike. Definitely worth grabbing a bike and taking yourself on a tour of the Queen City and the Islands. The Bike Ferry is located at the end of Colchester Causeway on the Island Rail Line Trail - you will need to hop the quick ferry ( it is so close distance wise, that it feels like you could almost hop - if only we had that super power! ) in order to skip over to the other side and bike the Islands.
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South Hero Bike Ferry
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Highly recommend if touring the area on Bike. Definitely worth grabbing a bike and taking yourself on a tour of the Queen City and the Islands. The Bike Ferry is located at the end of Colchester Causeway on the Island Rail Line Trail - you will need to hop the quick ferry ( it is so close distance wise, that it feels like you could almost hop - if only we had that super power! ) in order to skip over to the other side and bike the Islands.
Burlington’s new hourly bike rental. Reserve – Release – Ride – Return. Easy! More details here: https://greenridebikeshare.com
Greenride Bikeshare
237 North Winooski Avenue
Burlington’s new hourly bike rental. Reserve – Release – Ride – Return. Easy! More details here: https://greenridebikeshare.com
Located along the path near Waterfront Park, Local Motion has lots of great bikes to rent for all riders. Don’t forget to get details about the Bike Ferry they operate too. The Colchester Causeway is a beautiful ride! More details here : https://www.localmotion.org
Local Motion Bike Rentals
1 Steele Street
Located along the path near Waterfront Park, Local Motion has lots of great bikes to rent for all riders. Don’t forget to get details about the Bike Ferry they operate too. The Colchester Causeway is a beautiful ride! More details here : https://www.localmotion.org
Unforgettable sailboat excursion on picturesque Lake Champlain. Excellent crew, and informative about the history. You wont regret it!
Whistling Man Schooner Co.
1 College St
Unforgettable sailboat excursion on picturesque Lake Champlain. Excellent crew, and informative about the history. You wont regret it!

Parks & Nature

Located off the Williston Village Bike Path, opposite the right field of the Little League field at Williston Central School. Access the school from Williston Road (Route 2) via Library Lane (exit via Central School Drive, roads are one-way). Parking to access the trail is available at the Williston Community Park entrance behind the Williston Central School, as well as the parking lot across from the Williston Federated Church and behind the Korner Kwik Stop off North Williston Road.
Allen Brook Nature Trail
Located off the Williston Village Bike Path, opposite the right field of the Little League field at Williston Central School. Access the school from Williston Road (Route 2) via Library Lane (exit via Central School Drive, roads are one-way). Parking to access the trail is available at the Williston Community Park entrance behind the Williston Central School, as well as the parking lot across from the Williston Federated Church and behind the Korner Kwik Stop off North Williston Road.
Just a few doors down, Williston Community Park (located behind Williston Central School) has a lighted skating rink in the winter! It also offers separate playgrounds for school age children and toddlers, outdoor basketball and tennis courts, four sand volleyball courts, a skate park, a soccer field, a softball field, a little league field, and great areas to fly kites and run with your doggy (must be on leash). The Village Bike Path runs through the park, our preferred morning walk/run/ride.
Williston Central School
195 Central School Dr
Just a few doors down, Williston Community Park (located behind Williston Central School) has a lighted skating rink in the winter! It also offers separate playgrounds for school age children and toddlers, outdoor basketball and tennis courts, four sand volleyball courts, a skate park, a soccer field, a softball field, a little league field, and great areas to fly kites and run with your doggy (must be on leash). The Village Bike Path runs through the park, our preferred morning walk/run/ride.
Located about 5 mins away (sometimes less depending on what time you go) - This is our most favorite *hidden gem* to stroll, bird watch, take a hike, trail run ...and if you mountain bike, you will enjoy this spot as well! Has over 20+miles of trails. We recommend parking in the designated lot, checking in and then crossing the street - to the left of the Inn (if facing it from lot) is the entrance. This portion of trails are simply breathtaking, and soothing. Enjoy!! ***IMPORTANT NOTE***: Please leave any furry friends behind, as they do not allow pets. Pedestrians are free, but for biking, snow sports, etc. there is a cost for entry. Worth it!
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Catamount Outdoor Family Center
592 Governor Chittenden Road
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Located about 5 mins away (sometimes less depending on what time you go) - This is our most favorite *hidden gem* to stroll, bird watch, take a hike, trail run ...and if you mountain bike, you will enjoy this spot as well! Has over 20+miles of trails. We recommend parking in the designated lot, checking in and then crossing the street - to the left of the Inn (if facing it from lot) is the entrance. This portion of trails are simply breathtaking, and soothing. Enjoy!! ***IMPORTANT NOTE***: Please leave any furry friends behind, as they do not allow pets. Pedestrians are free, but for biking, snow sports, etc. there is a cost for entry. Worth it!
Great little hike offering views, and a park bench at the top!
Five Tree Hill - Parking Area
690 Sunset Hill Rd
Great little hike offering views, and a park bench at the top!

Sightseeing

Most of the homes and town buildings in our historic village were built in the nineteenth century, with our c.1790 farmhouse as one of a few exceptions. The streetscape is lined with large stately trees, mature shrubs, many well-tended lawns. The variety of architectural styles, including the brick Greek Revival buildings which dominate the core of the village, give stature and distinction to the district. Exceptions to this historic setting are Williston Central School, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library and the Bandstand. These add significantly to the character of the village, bringing vitality and a sense of community.
Williston Village
Most of the homes and town buildings in our historic village were built in the nineteenth century, with our c.1790 farmhouse as one of a few exceptions. The streetscape is lined with large stately trees, mature shrubs, many well-tended lawns. The variety of architectural styles, including the brick Greek Revival buildings which dominate the core of the village, give stature and distinction to the district. Exceptions to this historic setting are Williston Central School, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library and the Bandstand. These add significantly to the character of the village, bringing vitality and a sense of community.
A nice fall spot to sip a cup of coffee.
Round Church Road
A nice fall spot to sip a cup of coffee.
Williston History: People have called this area home dating back 8,000 years. The Abenaki people lived here prior to the first European settlers who arrived in the 1700s. Higher elevations, such as Five Tree Hill, were used as lookouts to site herds of caribou or deer. Wetlands and ponds, such as Mud Pond and Lake Iroquois, were rich in wildlife and served as hunting grounds. European settlement began in the early 1770s. Present day Williston’s proximity to Burlington International Airport and I-89 make it attractive to businesses. Rich historical and natural resources, a commitment to quality education and recreation opportunities make it a perfect place to visit or call home.
Williston Village Green
Williston History: People have called this area home dating back 8,000 years. The Abenaki people lived here prior to the first European settlers who arrived in the 1700s. Higher elevations, such as Five Tree Hill, were used as lookouts to site herds of caribou or deer. Wetlands and ponds, such as Mud Pond and Lake Iroquois, were rich in wildlife and served as hunting grounds. European settlement began in the early 1770s. Present day Williston’s proximity to Burlington International Airport and I-89 make it attractive to businesses. Rich historical and natural resources, a commitment to quality education and recreation opportunities make it a perfect place to visit or call home.