Top 8 Things to do in Plymouth, United States

August 5, 2017 Nicolette Lion

Plymouth is a town in Windsor County, Vermont, United States. The population was 619 at the 2010 census. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States, was born and reared in Plymouth and is buried there as well. The State of Vermont Division for Historic Preservation owns and maintains the Coolidge Homestead and the village of Plymouth Notch.
Restaurants in Plymouth

1. Killington Resort

4763 Killington Rd, Killington, VT 05751-9746 +1 800-621-6867
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 866 reviews

Killington Resort

This Southern Vermont resort is famous for its winter skiing, and now for off-season golf.

Reviewed By Sarah C - Gorham, New Hampshire, United States

Yes this is a large mountain with decent terrain and great coverage for late March for sure, however, the customer service we experienced was ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE. We've skied in a lot of places, some big and some small but for the most part the employees have been friendly and focused on the guest's experience but I cannot say the same for this mountain.

The first interaction we had at the ticket counter was okay. The gentleman printed our tickets but wasn't exactly enthusiastic or informative compared to other ticket folks I've dealt with. The woman working the ticket station next to us was abrupt and all business which I might be able to understand if the place was slammed. That being said, there were three people in line (including us) and only two folks working the counter but it wasn't like there was a swarm of people. It just doesn't take any extra time to be nice to guests...it just doesn't.

Our second interaction came while getting our lunch at the Snowshed Lodge. There were a TON of Snow School Employees getting their lunch (not their students' lunch but their own) who cut in line ahead of several full paying guests. One of the women making salads stopped making my wife's salad when a Snow School employee stepped in front of her in the line and went to make the employees salad. When the woman finally came back to making my wife's lunch she said, "what did you order again?" Appalling...serving your staff over paying guests on the mountain?!?!?!? I can't even begin to imagine what this place must treat guests like when it's a busy day during a vacation week. And it didn't end there with our lunch woes. While waiting in line to pay for our food another snow school employee attempted to cut in front of me to hand in his little slip of paper with all the food listed on it. I let him know that we were in line and he could just cool his jets and wait his turn. Unbelievable!

Lastly, while waiting in line for one of the Gondolas a lift employee stepped into a gondola with several people he knew. As the gondola went passed us he smugly looked at us and said, "this one is occupied." Again, I couldn't believe how rude yet another employee was.

I know you go to a ski mountain to ski and ride but it's a lot of money to pay and customer service should be included at no extra charge. The staff could benefit from some customer service training. Personally, I won't pay to ski here again.

2. Buttermilk Falls

Buttermilk Falls Road, Ludlow, VT
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 133 reviews

Buttermilk Falls

Reviewed By jjeremys - Connecticut

Great place for adventurous families willing to traverse the unmarked trails. Best to ask someone walking out best routes in and which of the upper or lower holes best based on water level. We found upper better in late summer.

3. Snowmobile Vermont

1584 Vt-100A, Plymouth, VT 05035 +1 802-422-2121
Excellent
87%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 128 reviews

Snowmobile Vermont

A fantastic ride for those who are interested in a tour through the woods on groomed ski trails.

Reviewed By Casey96 - Boston, Massachusetts

We have taken three (!) tours with them this winter, and we would never have been a repeat customer unless it was great! They are welcoming and friendly at the office, even to those who are clearly out of their element and are first-timers. They also have the staff that gauges the level of the experience to the skill and experience of the riders. I have an 18 year old teenage son who was pushed and challenged to have a thrilling ride, but within appropriate safety parameters. Riding into the national forest is stunningly beautiful and my son and husband traveled over 30 miles in the forest during their two-hour tour. Highly recommend this as a family and group activity! (And remember to tip the guides - they deserve it!)

4. Long Trail Brewing Company

5520 US Route 4, Bridgewater Corners, VT 05035-9600 +1 802-672-5011
Excellent
65%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

Long Trail Brewing Company

Located on the banks of the Ottauquechee River, our brewery and brew pub offers a seasonally rotating menu featuring locally-sourced ingredients and beer fresh from the source. On tap we have more than a dozen beers including our year-round staples, seasonal selections and limited releases. Look for super-limited, small batch brews from our Farmhouse Ales series brewed in our farmhouse-turned-pilot-brewing facility and exclusively available in our pub & restaurant. When the weather warms up, grab a seat at our riverside deck or dip your toes in the water and go with the flow.

Reviewed By Michael I - Danbury, CT

Got to the brewery about 11:30 AM. Plenty of bar and dining seats available yet the hostess decides to sit my wife and I adjacent to the bus boy area away from any activity. This location should typically be filled last and w/ some level of apology. It seemed a bother when I asked for another of many available tables.

Regardless, our waitress was wonderful but I'd have to say that the food and beer selection was uninspiring. Most breweries offer craft beer flights as does Long Trail but the flights were predetermined so there were other offerings of interest but it was the middle of the day and we had a long drive home. It was a wet weather day so the heralded scenery was not part of the experience... Probably a good spot for après skiing from Killington or Okemo, but a long drive out of the way for what I'd describe as average food and a just OK craft brewery experience...

5. President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site

3780 Rt 100A, Plymouth, VT 05056 +1 802-672-3773
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 214 reviews

President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site

Reviewed By Barbara M - Brooklyn, New York

We arrived at Plymouth too late to purchase a ticket to and enter Coolidge's birthplace and related buildings; but we wandered around and found the place magical. With the sun slanting the way it does at that time of day, the trees turning their yellows and reds, and the hillsides still green, the small, simple crossroads with its church, few homes, and barns told a lot about the simple man who became president. Mr. Coolidge was not perfect, but so what? Who is? I have visited Vermont many times; and this spot, newly discovered, is a highlight. A tip: Wander up the road past the sheep and apple trees, and you'll find a stone farmhouse that will knock your socks off.

6. Calvin Coolidge Homestead

Plymouth, VT 05056 +1 802-672-3389
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

Calvin Coolidge Homestead

Reviewed By retirededward - Sarasota, FL

Historic home of Calvin Coolidge. The entire village is restored. Nice educational visit. Try the Plymouth Cheese store and pick up some cheddar. Nice day out.

7. Plymouth Artisan Cheese

106 Messer Hill Rd, Plymouth, VT 05056-9491 +1 802-672-3650
Excellent
52%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

Plymouth Artisan Cheese

Reviewed By Alix R

On a rainy day driving around Vermont we discovered Plymouth Cheese Factory. Great location, very remote, and part of the farm on which President Coolidge was born. The cheese is excellent and we bought some to take home with us. What's missing from this delightful farm and market though is the ability to sit and enjoy the view while purchasing some cheese and crackers or a cheese sandwich. I'd strongly recommend the owners consider adding a little outlet like this. If visiting and hungry.... do not be fooled by the cafe in a building nearby. The food was a real let down. I'd suggest heading to the Long Trail Brewery nearby instead.

8. Camp Plymouth State Park

2008 Scout Camp Rd, Ludlow, VT 05149-9449 800-VERMONT
Excellent
64%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Camp Plymouth State Park

State park contains the site of a former gold-mining company.

Reviewed By yellowbirdVermont

I always enjoy my time at Plymouth Sate Park. There is a huge grassy area with trees for shade or not. Handicap accessible in the shade is nice. Picnic tables with grills near by are a plus for spending the day or to enjoy after a day at work for us locals. A dip and dinner in the summer is fun. The playground will occupy children along with the possibility of renting paddle boats, kayaks, canoes, and now paddle boards.

Ice cream at the stand is very reasonable and a treat for everyone.

Some of the kids go to the small fishing dock to catch what they can. There are even carts to use to bring stuff down to the beach. Changing rooms, bathrooms are clean.

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