Best Vermont Country Stores To Visit

Vermont country stores are truly some of the most charming shops. Each country store has an offering of products featuring unique local goods from granola and beer to meats and cheeses. Vermont country stores are loved by both locals and tourists alike. Here are some of the greatest country stores in Vermont to visit and photograph:

The Warren Store

The Warren Store is “almost world-famous” and is well worth visiting during any season! The store is amazing inside and out. Inside you will find a fully functioning deli, fresh baked goods, beer/wine, and many other delights. Outside you will find a beautiful building with a wrap-around porch. The Warren Store was even recently named one of the best Vermont Country Stores by Yankee Magazine.

Shaw’s General Store

Shaw’s General Store on Main Street in Stowe is truly special. The store has been open since 1895, providing tourists and locals with Vermont staples such as Maple Syrup and Birch Syrup along with traditional groceries and gifts. This general store is well worth seeing.

FH Gillingham & Sons General Store

FH Gillingham & Sons General Store is one of the oldest and most beautiful general stores in all of Vermont. The store has been operating for more than 130 years and offers such great items. The store focuses on offering Vermont-made products and some of the most popular are Maple Syrup, Cheddar Cheese, Honey, and Granola. Every building in downtown Woodstock is beautiful, but FH Gillingham & Sons General Store is a showstopper and one you should be sure to capture!

Taftsville Country Store

Taftsville Country Store was founded in 1840 and for the past 180 years it has served as a gathering place for all. The country store actually recently changed hands after the proprieties made the difficult decision to close the store. The new owners are converting the country store into a new cafe which will sell fresh, local food and artisan products. The store still looks as beautiful as ever and is well worth visiting! The store is also located directly across from the Taftsville Covered Bridge, so be sure to check out the covered bridge after.

Barnard General Store

The Bernard General Store was established in 1832 and is one of the longest-running general stores in Vermont. Bernard General Store offers a wide array of groceries, produce, beer & wine, baked goods, fresh meat & seafood, household supplies, and more. The store is uniquely situated on the shores of Silver Lake which offers great views!

Shelburne Country Store

Located in the Heart of Shelburne, Vermont is the Shelburne Country Store. The building which houses the store was built in 1830s and has been a continually running store since at least 1859. The store is full of surprises from homemade candies and fudge to clothes and candles. Shelburne Country Store is an icon inside and out and is well worth visiting.

H.N. Williams General Store

H.N. Williams General Store located on Route 30 in Dorset is an enduring general store carrying an assortment of goods, from apparel and toys to hardware. The General Store consists of beautiful buildings and has been family-owned and operated since 1840. If you are looking for an old-school general store, H.N. Williams should be on your list for sure!

Hero’s Welcome

Hero’s Welcome is located in North Western Vermont on one of the Hero Islands in the middle of Lake Champlain. Hero’s Welcome is well over a century old as it was established in 1899. The store is perfectly placed on the shores of Lake Champlain which makes it a great spot to grab some Vermont treats and capture shots of the store and lake.

Original General Store

The Original General Store on Route 100 in Pittsfield is a great place to stop, grab a photo, and load up on gourmet food. From locally sourced prepared foods to a wide variety of Vermont-made products and assorted grocery essentials, The Original General Store provides you with your ideal Vermont culinary experience. Also, they have a wide selection of Vermont beers. So after you grab a photo of the building, be sure to stop in and stock up!

Teago General Store

Pomfret is a tiny town in Windsor Country with a population of just around 1,000. Teago General Store is one of the main spots in town, albeit a very small town. The store has quick convenience items along with made-to-order soups, salads, and sandwiches. After visiting the store be sure to go across the street and enjoy the banks of the rushing Pomfret Brook.

Pierce’s Store

The Shrewsbury Cooperative at Pierce’s Store is nestled in the beautiful mountains of North Shrewsbury, VT. Pierce’s Store offers tons of freshly prepared items such as baked goods, soups, pizzas, and sandwiches. The store also offers a wide range of groceries such as packaged foods, beers and wine, maple syrup, and local cheeses and meats. There is even a section that features handcrafted goods made by Shrewsbury artisans. Once enjoying the inside of the store, be sure to grab a photo of the beautiful outside. Well worth a visit!

Bridgewater Corners Country Store

The Bridgewater Corners Country Store was first established in the mid-1840s when the original building was constructed. That first building did burn down in 1889, but the store was quickly rebuilt in the spring of 1890. The country store has since become a gathering place for locals and visitors offering everything from baked goods and drinks to books and children’s toys. It is also one of the prettiest country stores you will find.

Singleton’s General Store

Singleton’s General Store has been a Proctorsville institution since it opened in 1946. The store is full of essentials and it is an especially popular stop for visitors of Okemo Mountain. One of the most iconic features of this general store is the old-school sign which says “Whisky – Guns – Ammo” right above the front door.

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