10 Things to Do in Northfield That You Shouldn't Miss

March 15, 2018 Lashaunda Abraham

Northfield is a town in Washington County, Vermont, United States. The town lies in a valley within the Green Mountains and has been home to Norwich University since 1866. It contains the village of Northfield, where over half of the population lives. The town's total population was 6,207 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Northfield

1. Sugarbush Resort

102 Forest Drive, Warren, VT 05674 +1 800-537-8427
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 271 reviews

Sugarbush Resort

Sugarbush Resort is located in the historic Mad River Valley of Vermont. With two mountains, sixteen lifts, one hundred and eleven trails, three terrain parks, and the 2,000-acre Slide Brook Basin, there is no question that Sugarbush is one of New England’s largest ski areas. Amenities include multiple base lodges, equipment rentals, ski/ride instruction, lodging, restaurants, and retail.

Reviewed By soxskier - Beverly, Mass.

For starters, the weather and snow conditions were literally perfect during my most recent visit, so please take that into consideration. Every trail and every lift was open and the longest liftline was under 10 minutes (at Castlerock double, nonetheless).
Like so many ski trips, the weather and snow conditions can make it or break it, so this trip was perfect since the sun was out, temps were in the 20s and every trail was covered in snow, including natural snow trails.
The diversity of terrain here is great, with plenty of blue cruisers, some groomed blacks and plenty of bump runs too. There's not a lot of green runs but a good little learning area at South and a nice lower mountain lift at North too.
The lift network is great, with several high-speed quads that allow you to do a lot of runs. This is really one of the top 4 ski resorts in the east, hands down.

2. Mad River Glen

Route 17, Waitsfield, VT 05673 +1 802-496-3551
Excellent
76%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 72 reviews

Mad River Glen

Popular Vermont ski area and New England's best ski buy.

Reviewed By Skicatt - Pennsylvania

It was crowded when we went on a Saturday after receiving 2 ft of snow, but it was worth it. The parking attendants are fabulous. They will will find spots where you think none exist. The lift lines were a little long, but it was worth the wait. Trails for all ability levels. Skiers dressed in costumes made it entertaining. It's an old school mountain with lots of charm.

3. Hope Cemetery

262 E Montpelier Rd, Barre, VT 05641-8372 +1 802-476-6245
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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4.5 based on 187 reviews

Hope Cemetery

Reviewed By NHjo - Rye, New Hampshire

I've always loved historic New England cemeteries, with tombstones dating back centuries. Hope Cemetery isn't quite that old, but the iconic sculptures place it in its own category. One could spend a few hours looking at these sculptures and reading the epitaphs. There are also several mausoleums and columbaria, and most the mausoleums have stained glass. The Vandetti mausoleum with its stained glass depiction of the Last Supper was my favorite. I did a 60-mile detour just to see this during a foliage-viewing road trip, and it was worth every mile.

4. Knight's Spider Web Farm

124 Spider Web Farm Rd., Williamstown, VT +1 802-433-5568
Excellent
33%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
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4 based on 12 reviews

Knight's Spider Web Farm

Reviewed By Ram.dr. D - Tel Aviv, Israel

the only spider web farm in the world .spiders spin webs inside specially-built frames, by Will Knight- there is a Shop and Exhibition - a very will is a very intresting man and he like to explain his work. Will at: 802-433-5568 http://www.spiderwebfarm.com/

5. Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard and Winery

4373 Vermont Route 12, Berlin, VT 05602-9679 +1 802-223-1151
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard and Winery

Fresh Tracks Farm produces fine wine and premium maple syrup. Our 14 acres of winter-hardy vines produce bold reds, luscious roses, and flavorful whites. Our unique maple dessert wine embodies a true taste of Vermont. The warm atmosphere in our tasting room makes it a great place to relax with friends, enjoy a glass of wine. You're invited to stroll through our vineyards, check out our Sugarhouse Round maple products, and taste our award-winning wines. Free souvenir wine glass with your wine tasting! So take a little time for yourself - come and enjoy our year-round events like live music and yoga!

Reviewed By Ole46 - Otsego, Minnesota

This was a very nice facility and setting out in the country. The place was clean and had a clean restroom. The staff was very good although 2 weren't quite adequate as they were quite busy. We had to frequently wait and that's when we began to notice the abundance of what we assumed were fruit flies circling our glass (lots of them!)
They explained the wines well. Their enthusiasm for their business was nice to see.
For our group of four, we were disappointed there was a lack of some sweeter wines.

6. Northfield Covered Bridges

Cox Brook Rd, 3 locations, Northfield, VT 05663
Excellent
79%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Northfield Covered Bridges

Reviewed By Ali921 - Edinburgh, Scotland

What makes these bridges different is that all three are within walking distance although everyone seemed to drive. The first two when driving out of town can just about be within the same camera shot. We found the third the prettiest, with a small grassy area and a river.

7. Vermont State House

115 State St, Montpelier, VT 05633-0004 +1 802-828-2228
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 376 reviews

Vermont State House

Gold dome building located in Montpelier.

Reviewed By Wtrav77 - Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania

This is one of the few, if any, state capital buildings where you can walk around by yourself (If the legislature is not in asession at the time - we visited on Saturday).However, I recommend taking the tour, which lasts about 45minutes and is very informative. Our guide was great, with numerous stories. On the tour, you can actually go into both the house and senate chambers, as well as the ceremonial governor’s office. A must do if in Montpelier.

8. Rock of Ages

560 Graniteville Rd, Barre, VT 05654-8001 +1 877-870-9057
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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4.5 based on 253 reviews

Rock of Ages

The world's largest quarry.

Reviewed By gemcityer - Jellico, TN

We arrived too late in the day for a tour, but we were able to walk around and see the different colors of granite and take in the film shown in the Visitor Center. There are many interesting gifts for purchase in the Center, many of them made from granite. Would love to go back sometime and do the tour of the mining area.

9. The Big Picture Theater & Cafe

48 Carroll Rd, Waitsfield, VT 05673-4408 +1 802-496-8994
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

The Big Picture Theater & Cafe

Reviewed By valtraveler10 - Los Angeles, California

The food stars at this quirky restaurant/movie theater/movie memorabilia museum.

Every dish I had here over a couple of weeks was delish. Served quickly and hot, breakfasts and lunches were fresh, filling, and fun. The staff was communicative and dedicated. I brought friends and relatives, too, and everybody was pleased with their choices.Pancakes were especially raved about.

10. Slaughterhouse Covered Bridge

Slaughterhouse Rd, Northfield, VT 05663
Excellent
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Slaughterhouse Covered Bridge

Reviewed By Michael R - West Des Moines, IA

It at the bottom of a hill that is easy to drive by and not notice. Located over a deep gorge the best photo spot is from the hill looking down the road at it with some fall foliage in the foreground. Come visit the Slaughterhouse!

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