Inspiration shines, sparkles, and turns in the galleries, museums, and studios along these back roads.
Stop #1 Antiquarian Muse, 144 Main St. in Hardwick. Inside this historic brick cape there are about 5,000 used and collectible books.
Stop #2 Buffalo Mountain Food Cooperative, 30 S. Main St, Hardwick, VT. One of the most successful alternative health food stores in the kingdom with specialty foods, organic veggies and dairy products.
Stop #3 The Galaxy Bookshop, 7 Mill St. Hardwick, a source for Vermont history, local authors, and guidebooks.
Stop #4 G.R.A.C.E. Grassroots Art & Community Effort, 13 Mill St. Hardwick. Collections of contemporary, self-taught art are on display in the old firehouse gallery.
Stop #5 Somerset House B & B, 130 Highland Ave, Hardwick. A comfy B&B in an elegant 1890's Queen Anne House.
Stop #6 Hardwick Town House, 127 Church St. Hardwick. Visit this old schoolhouse now operating as an opera house.
Stop #7 Hardwick Historical Society, Hardwick Depot in Hardwick. The Depot houses exhibits on the cultural history of the town.
Stop #8 Spring Festival & Craft Fair, Cottage St. Hardwick. A parade, BBQ, pony rides, arts and crafts, games, and more take place annually on Memorial Day weekend.
Stop #9 Fall Foliage Craft Fair, corner of Wolcott & Main Streets, Hardwick. Handmade crafts and specialty foods from local kitchens are for sale the first weekend in October.
Stop #10 Ben's Pumpkins, 824 Pumpkin Lane, East Hardwick. If it's fall and you're in town, stop by for pumpkins of all sizes.
Stop #11 Perennial Pleasures Nursery, 63 Brickhouse rd. East Hardwick. Specializing in hardy perennial flowers and herbs, including some common in 17th, 18th and 19th century gardens.
Stop #12 Riverside Farm, 117 Riverside Farm Lane, Shop at this stand for organic veggies, herbs, and flowers.
Stop #13 Red Barn Crafts and Things, 404 Main St. Greensboro Bend. Sweaters, quilts, stained glass, candles, and more Vermont made crafts are on sale here.
Stop #14 and #15 New Leaf Designs, 281 Bend Rd. Greensboro Bend. Master gardner Lynette Courtney loves to talk about gardening and demonstrate her techniques. This is also the home of New Wing and Silver Wing Design where antique and unusual natural wood oddities are on display.
Stop #16 The Miller's Thumb, 4 Main St. Greensboro. This historic gristmill, built in 1792 was an intetral part of village life and is now home to Anne & Rob Brigham's home furnishings and antiques.
Stop #17 Greensboro Historical Society in the center of Greensboro features exhibits of the town's history.
Stop #18 Vermont Daylilies, 295 Breezy Ave in Greensboro features over 500 varieties of daylilies.
Stop # 19 Lakeview Inn, 295 Breezy Ave. Greensboro. this family-run Inn welcomes visitors through every season.
Stop #20 Caspian Hot Glass Studio at the top of Breezy Ave in Greensboro features hand-made blown glass bowls, pitchers, ornaments and more.
Stop #21 Highland Lodge and Porter Brook Environmental Center, 1608 Craftsbury Rd. Greensboro. An elegant lodge and nordic ski center awaits you here. The Environmental Center offeres self-guided nature trails and programs for kids.
Stop #22 Circus Smirkus, 1 Circus Rd. Greensboro. Vermont's only homegrown circus! They tour and perform all over New England and offer camps for children.
Stop #23 Tamarack Gallery, Whetstone Brook Rd and E. Craftsbury Rd, Craftsbury. A huge, yellow carriage barn is home to contemporary fine art and photography.
Stop #24 The Craftsbury Inn, 107 S. Craftsbury Rd, Craftsbury. Stop in and stay a few nights or visit the sheep, goats and llamas on the farm.
Stop #25 Maple Leaf Llamas, 654 N. Craftsbury Rd. Craftsbury Common. Take a tour of the farm and buy some raw or corded llama fiber.
Stop #26 Sterling College/Brown Library, Craftsbury Common. A small 4 year college focusing on environmental studies.
Stop #27 The Common Market at Craftsbury Common is open during the summer selling locally grown produce, baked goods, and crafts.
Stop #28 Mill Village Pottery, 6 Mill Village Rd, Craftsbury Common. One-of-a-kind, wheel thrown pottery is created here.
Stop #29 Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 535 Lost Nation rd, Craftsbury Common. Lodging and year round sports programs including sculling and running camps are offered here amidst 140 acres of woodlands.
Stop #30 Village House Inn & Restaurant, Route 14, Albany. This country Inn is ready to welcome you overnight or just for dinner featuring local, organic produce.
Stop #31 Barton Pharmacy, 16 Church St. Barton. Nostalgia awaits at the old fashioned soda fountain as do hot fudge sundaes and modern pharmacy needs.
Stop #32 Barton Village Corner Store, 155 Main St. Barton. Stop in for locally made foods, jewelry, crafts and more.
Stop #33 Crystal Lake Falls Historical Association, Water St. Barton. This small museum holds memorobilia from Barton Academy and the town's industrial past.
Stop #34 Orleans County Fair, Roaring Brook Rd, Barton. An old fashioned county fair that takes place every August.
Stop #35 Merlin Tree, 2093 Barton rd. West Glover. Two craft related atrractions in one - Woolworks produces homespun yards and hand spun fibers and Woodworks is a woodworking shop specializing in restoring antique canoes and spinning wheels.
Stop #36 Maple Manor B & B, 77 Maple Lane, Glover. A restored farmhouse awaits your arrival.
Stop #37 Sugar Mill Farm and Maple Museum, Route 16 South, Barton. Stroll through the orchard, tour the museum and sugarhouse and don't forget to sample some syrup.
Stop #38 Sugarwoods Farm, 2287 Route 16, Glover. Get your maple syrup, candy, maple cream and more at this farm.
Stop # 39 Currier's Quality Market on Route 16 in Glover is a one-of-a-kind Northeast Kingdom shopping experience selling sporting goods, groceries, snacks and more.
Stop #40 Bread and Puppet Museum, Route 122, Glover. Home to hundreds of politically and socially opinionated puppets and masks.