Vermont Culture

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.

Borealis Studios

Located right in Greensboro Village, this husband/ wife power couple throws beautiful modern pottery and blows elegant and sophisticated glasswares in their charming Farmhouse studio. Their home is both a workplace and showroom for passing visitors and local appreciators alike.  Stop by when the sign is out and do a little gift shopping for loved ones. They also have an incredible selection on their website for holiday shopping. 

Jerilyn Verdin Cermics // Devin Burgess Glass

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.

The Museum of Everyday Life
is an ongoing  revolutionary museum experiment based in Glover, Vermont. Its mission is a heroic, slow-motion cataloguing of the quotidian–a detailed, theatrical expression of gratitude and love for the minuscule and unglamorous experience of daily life in all its forms. They celebrate mundanity, and the mysterious delight embedded in the banal but beloved objects we touch everyday. In pursuit of this mission, some of the questions we ask ourselves are: What would it be like to imagine a museum filled, not with exotic objects, but with perfectly familiar ones? What would it look like to defy the commodity-based model of collection and display? And how might it be possible to create massive participatory collections of objects in a way that illuminates the back and forth dance, the essential, vibrant relationship between objects and people?
Whistle Emporium Gift Shop

Whistle Emorium is a charming gift and home shop located in downtown Hardwick. With the cutest little tea towels, candles, and local wares- there is so much joy in the store it is hard to walk by and not be drawn in. They specialize in unique gifts and crafts so if you are looking for something to take home to loved ones, this is a great option!

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
Bread & Puppet Theatre and Museum (Glover)


Where do we begin... Bread & Puppet has been making waves for decades. B&P is an 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 the School Bus Art Gallery and take home their unique assortment of gifts to remember the experience forever. Their specialty is large papier mache heads and performers on stilts. The experience will surely transport you to another time and space.

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.

Galaxy Bookshop

An incredible locally owned and independent bookstore dating back to the 1980's. This beloved staple offers a wide range of books as well as puzzles/ games/ stationary. A true testament to Vermont way of life- this is a great shop to stop through and thumb through some great reads.

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

Turning Stone Farm & Art Gallery


Just a stone’s throw from Highland Lodge, Turning Stone is owned by local artist, Jennifer Ranz. 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.

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.

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 their 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!