Local Attractions, Things to Do & See
Kindred Horse Life Coaching - at Sunsets and Solitude B&B
All ages welcome, no horse experience needed! Our mission is to explore the language of emotions, quiet the mind, calm the body and listen to our inner voice. Come enjoy a quiet place amidst the onslaught of trauma and drama. Horses help to regulate your nervous system, and have a calming and healing effect just by being in their presence.
Useful Local Guide Websites
The Bobcat Café & Brewery – 5 Main Street, Bristol, VT
Contemporary comfort food and hand-crafted beers
Bristol Bakery & Café – 16 Main Street, Bristol, VT
Breakfast, lunch, Sunday brunch, fresh breads, bagels & pastries
Fire & Ice – 26 Seymour Street, Middlebury, VT
American bar & grill known for its prime rib and salad bar
Art on Main – 23 Main Street, Bristol, VT
Non-profit, community-supported artist-cooperative gallery
Emerald Rose Gifts – 18 Main Street, Bristol, VT
Eclectic gifts from exotic places
Prescott Galleries at Verde Mountain – 19 Main St., Bristol, VT
Paintings and hand crafted gifts by Vermont artist Reed Prescott
Vermont Salt Cave & Halotherapy Center - 48 Main Street, Montgomery Center, VT
A contemporary, holistic wellness center built around a man-made salt cave composed of Polish rock salt, located in the foothills of Jay Peak in Northern Vermont.
Bristol/Bartlett Falls - Lincoln Gap Road, Bristol, VT
Considered one of the top 10 swimming holes in New England, Bartlett Falls is about 4 miles east of Sunsets & Solitude.
The Watershed Center – 4783 Plank Road, Bristol, VT
Park with easy hiking through the forest to a beautiful pond.
Bristol Cliffs Wilderness – Bristol, VT
Stunning views of Bristol village all the way to Lake Champlain. Great spot for a sunset picnic.
Hiking – Bristol, VT
The Bristol Recreation Department offers a list of hiking opportunities in and around Bristol, listed by level of difficulty: https://bristolrec.org/hiking/
Snake Mountain – Addison, VT
Moderate 4.9 mile loop trail for hiking and biking with views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks.
Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History - 1 Park Street, Middlebury, VT
The oldest community history museum in the U.S., the Sheldon's collection features 19th century Vermont furniture, textiles, paintings and household artifacts.
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum - 4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, VT
A non-profit museum dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Lake Champlain
Middlebury College Museum of Art - 72 Porter Field Road, Middlebury, VT
The college's permanent collection, traveling exhibitions, antiquities, Asian art, photography, 19th-century European and American painting and sculpture, contemporary prints.
Rokeby Museum - 4334 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, VT
National Historic Landmark dedicated to Underground Railroad history.
Shelburne Museum – 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT
A museum of art, design, and Americana with over 150,000 works exhibited in 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds.
Vermont Folklife Center - 88 Main Street, Middlebury, VT
A museum exploring Vermont's culture & history through photographs, documentaries & recordings.