Putney Calendar of Events
Putney's Municipal Site
PUTNEY PLACES & ATTRACTIONS
Thousands of baskets and much more in the original factory store. One
Green Mountain Orchards
A third-generation hillside orchard that offers pick-your-own fruit as
well as a chance to see reindeer. Less than a mile from the Copper Kettle
Green Mountain Spinnery
The Spinnery was established in 1981 to spin local fleece into the finest
possible yarn for knitters and weavers. Produces New England wool yarns
in dyed and natural colors. Located at Exit 4 off Interstate 91.
Putney Craft Tour
Putney Craft Tour every November or take the "Virtual" Putney
Craft Tour anytime at the Web site. Vermont's most prominent artists and
artisans. You'll find photos of an exceptional array of art and craft
including blacksmithing, bookbinding, cheese making, furniture making,
glass-blowing, jewelry, metal artistry, photography, polymer art, pottery,
sculpture and sculptured tiles, stained glass, weaving, wood turning,
woodworking, and yarn spinning.
Putney Food Coop
The second oldest working coop in the country. Features local and organic
food, a deli and small café. Less than two miles from the Copper
Putney General Store & Pharmacy
The second oldest working coop in the country. Features local and organic food, a deli and small café. Less than two miles from the Copper Kettle B&B.
Village Arts of Putney
Offers classes, workshops, demonstrations, and discussions offered by
local and visiting master painters and teachers.
Yellow Barn Music School
Yellow Barn is both a summer training program for world-class young musicians
embarking on careers as performers and educators and a vibrant festival
of chamber music.
SKIING & OTHER THINGS TO
Mount Snow, West Dover
Mount Snow has a two-mile-long novice trail from the summit, 100-yard-wide
intermediate trails and an expert North Face that includes Ripcord, Mount
Snow's steepest trail and one of the steepest in New England. Total Trails:
Miles of Trails: 37.1
Okemo Mountain Resort,
117 slopes, trails and glades
624 acres of terrain
Stratton Mountain, Bondville
Winter and summer vacation packages.
Magic Mountain, Londonderry
Ski school, regular winter events.
(Other Things To Do):
Billings Farm and Museum,
The Billings Farm & Museum is a working dairy farm and a living museum
of Vermont's rural past. It often offers children's programs.
President Calvin Coolidge
birthplace and state historic site, Plymouth Notch
Plymouth Notch remains
a pristine example of an early 20th century Vermont hill town.
Sam's Outdoor Outfitters,
A great place to buy clothing suitable for Vermont weather and culture.
Hunting and fishing, camping and hiking, sporting wear, casual clothing,
shoes and boots.
Vermont Jazz Center,
The Vermont Jazz Center is dedicated to creating and preserving jazz through
the presentation of workshops, concerts, and instruction to a broad constituency
of artists, students, and the general public.
Marlboro Music Festival,
Each summer, master concert artists gather with exceptional young professionals
on the campus of Marlboro College. For seven weeks, the generations rehearse,
exchange ideas and play together as one large musical family. Concerts
usually scheduled in July and August.
Southern Vermont Natural
History Museum, Marlboro (on top of Hogback Mountain)
Among the exhibits featured at the Museum are mounted specimens of over
600 native New England birds and mammals in 100 small dioramas, one of
the largest collections of its type in the Northeast. Also see live hawks
and owls, and learn about the natural history of these raptors. There
is also a woodland pond display that includes live frogs, turtles and
fish. During the warmer months there is a demonstration
working bee hive, a live spider and insect collection, snakes and regional
Vermont Institute of
Natural Science, Quechee
Located next to one of New England's natural wonders, the Quechee Gorge, the VINS Nature Center includes a state-of-the art Raptor Exhibit, displaying one of North America's finest collections of birds of prey. Visitors can now get eye to eye with Snowy Owls, Peregrine Falcons, Red-tailed Hawks, Bald Eagles and other birds of prey.
Green Mountain Railroads
Scenic rail excursions in three locations, Bellows Falls to Chester, Burlington
to Shelburne, or White River Junction to Norwich. Ride in vintage cars
from the 30s and 50s. Trains operate in summer and fall.
NEARBY SCHOOLS & EDUCATIONAL
The Greenwood School
A pre-preparatory boarding school for boys ages nine to fifteen who have
been diagnosed with: dyslexia and related learning disabilities (LD).
A college for students with learning disabilities and AD/HD.
This residential, coed, private liberal arts college promotes independence
by requiring students to participate in the planning of their own programs
of study and to act responsibly within a self-governing community.
An independent, coeducational, boarding and day school for grades 9-12,
founded in 1935. Only 1-1/4 miles from the Copper Kettle B&B.
School for International
SIT prepares students to be interculturally effective leaders, professionals,
and citizens. SIT has field-based academic study abroad programs for undergraduates
and degree and certificate programs for graduates and professionals.