Waterbury Journals

Discovering Waterbury Vermont

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A May 2003 trip to Waterbury by golfntennis

Entrance of Lake Champlain Choclates Photo, Waterbury, Vermont More Photos
Quote: After many vacations in Stowe, this was an opportunity to "discover" Waterbury, Vermont. Yes this is a place to visit also!

Discovering Waterbury Vermont

Overview

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Stopping in Waterbury on our way home from Stowe was a pleasant surprise since we ended up spending the entire day on our stops rather than a few hours. More important was our desire to revisit since we later found out that Waterbury is composed of three parts and we didn’t really spend any time in the first part, Waterbury Village. The most memorable part of our visit to Waterbury was visiting Cold Hollow Cider Mill. In fact it is one of Vermont's major tourist attractions. You aren’t obligated to buy any of the cheeses, jams, ciders, or wines. However, after the free tasting of some of the products, I am sure you will want to bring some delicious foods and drinks home. The only question is ca...Read More

Michael's on the Hill

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Restaurant | "Micheal's on the Hill"

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This is a fairly new restaurant. Though it was not crowded at the time we went there, I think word of mouth will increase the number of diners as time goes on. When we arrived, there were very few diners but business was picking up as we left. The restaurant, in an old large house, has several sections. We got to pick our exact table and we picked a table with a view of the area. The large table (so we were not crowded) was located in the large enclosed wrap around porch of the restaurant. The waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. He told us the specials and helped us choose which entrée to select. I chose the Angus beef steak and my wife decided upon the rack of lamb. Both entrees...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 22, 2003

Michael's on the Hill
4182 Waterbury-Stowe Road Waterbury Center
Waterbury 05677
(802) 244-7476

Cold Hollow Cider Mill

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Attraction

Cold Hollow Cider Mill Photo, Waterbury, Vermont
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What’s not to like about this place? First you get to see how cider is being made. Then you get to sample the cider! And no one tells you one only! After sampling the cider, you get to sample the jams, cheese, and crackers! Even if you didn’t plan on buying some of the wares, you probably will! The general store consists of much to choose from. First, I bought some Vermont Apple Spice Pancake Mix. The mix makes absolutely delicious pancakes! I only bought two bags and wish I bought more. Luckily there is an online store if I don’t visit again soon. I also bought some maple syrup. I thought I didn’t like maple syrup but after tasting their maple syrup, I realize that I don’t like the f...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 22, 2003

Cold Hollow Cider Mill
3600 Waterbury-Stowe Road
Waterbury 05677
(802) 244-8771

Ben and Jerry's Factory

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Attraction | "Ben & Jerry's Factory Store & Tour"

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At the last moment, we decided to stop in at the Ben & Jerry’s Factory store. According to most sources, this "attraction" is Waterbury’s number one tourist stop. We may have been the only adults without a child in tow but it was still interesting and fun. We had stopped at the store about 8 years ago and decided not to take the tour this time. The tour costs about $3 each and covers a lot of tidbits of information. If this is your first time visiting the store, you should definitely sign up. Of course, on the tour, you get free samples! What else is there besides the tour? One stop is the gift store. There are lots of neat "things" to look at and to buy. If you have to buy lots ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2003

Ben and Jerry's Factory
Route 100 North I-89 Exit 10
Waterbury, Vermont
(802) 882-1240

A Special Place

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Entrance of Lake Champlain Choclates Photo, Waterbury, Vermont
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The brochures bill this place as "three comforts of Vermont": Cheese, Chocolate, and Teddy Bears. In addition to those three specialty stores, there are also other stores in the complex including the Rockin’ Horse T-shirts, the Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio, and the Vermont Clay Studio. We started at the Vermont Teddy Bear store. I did not know that there would be such a large selection of teddy bears to look at. Not only were there all sizes and colors of teddy bears, the extensive wardrobe selection was mind boggling! There was also a special section where you stuff, sew, and dress your own teddy bear. At the end, you get to name the bear and will receive a birth certificate! Re...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2003