Vermont Cultural Activities

Vermont is nothing short of quirky, but that's why you're here, right!? What makes us unique is what brings us all together up here, so check out these unique spots that have grown in popularity for one reason or another through the years.

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Turning Stone Farm & Art Gallery

Just a stones throw from Highland Lodge, Turning Stone is owned by local artist, Jennifer Rantz and maintained by her and her family. With gorgeous, sweeping views of the mountains from her historic barn, you can peruse the gift shop and take it all in at the same time. A local potter/sculpture/ painter/ gardener, Jennifer's shop-gallery is truly magical and not to be missed.  You will find Jennifer's watercolor prints of local landscapes scattered throughout the lodge- an ode to Vermont artisans and the simplistic view on life that keeps us all drawn to Greensboro. 

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Miller's Thumb (Greensboro)

There is a really good chance you passed this amazing local gallery on your way to Highland Lodge and didn't think twice. A beautiful art gallery featuring local artists and crafters, an extensive gift shop and boutique that is open in the Summer months. Find beautiful jewelry and one of kind oil paintings here. A great way to spend an hour or two perusing.

(802) 533-2045
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Highland Center for the Arts (Greensboro)

A state-of-the-art theatre, gallery, and cafe, inspired by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Music, events, and food at the Hardwick Street Café. HCA features a state of the art main theater with multiple thrust stage configurations and seating for up to 300 people, a 100-seat performance, cinema and meeting space, a full-service café, an art gallery, and outdoor terrace. Check out their events page for ongoing exhibits, performances, and more

802-533-2000
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Bread & Puppet Theatre and Museum (Glover)

Where do we begin... Bread & Puppet has been making waves for decades and we are here for it. B&P is a historic politically inspired puppet theatre for audiences of all ages, with outdoor performances in the summer, their glorious puppet museum is open year-round. Check out their School Bus Art Gallery and take home some unique gifts to remember the experience forever. Their specialty is large paper mache heads and performers on stilts to really transform you to another time and space.

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Circus Smirkus (Greensboro)

World-class, award-winning international youth circus, presenting a summer show and hosting camps for kids of all ages. Circus Smirkus is a nonprofit arts and education organization  whose mission is to promote the skills, culture and traditions of the traveling circus, and to inspire youth to engage in life-changing adventures in the circus arts. Check out their page directly for up to date info on performances and other fun pop ups.

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King Arthur Bread Company (Norwich)

Yes, THE King Arthur is located right in our very own backyard. Some come to Vermont for the foliage and the hiking; some come for their chocolate croissants and warm baguettes! Their flagship location, located in the beautiful small town of Norwich, has something for everyone (along with plenty of parking). Take a class at our state-of-the-art Baking School and watch their  bakers creating beautiful breads and pastries in the bakery. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or an afternoon coffee and dessert while relaxing in the cozy café or on the outdoor patio in the warmer months. Spend the day browsing the retail store for all your baking essentials and gifts, and sample delicious treats in our retail store kitchen, including local jams and maple syrup. While it isn't the closest stop on your foodie tour, it is great to hit on your way here or back !

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Mirror Theatre (Greensboro & Hardwick)

Presents theatre, concerts, and dance.

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Museum of Everyday Life (Glover)

Lovely self-serve museum committed to the mysterious delight embedded in the banal and beloved objects we touch every day.