We love covered bridges. Vermont is the land of covered bridges. On our trip to the northeast, we attempted to visit as many covered bridges as possible. Woodstock, VT is home to the Middle Covered Bridge built in 1969, and the Taftville Covered Bridge built in 1836.
Woodstock is about 8 miles west of Quechee State Park. The town is known for its many historic buildings. The Green is a park in the historic district across the street from the Middle Covered Bridge. Woodstock is a beautiful area to stroll around and enjoy the scenery, shopping, and restaurants.
During our stay at Quechee, we took advantage of the close proximity to Woodstock and visited a couple of times. We enjoyed all the shops along Central Street and stopped at Teagle’s Landing.
On South Park Street, across from The Green, we found the public library and bought a few books at the book sale.
We stopped in at the farmer’s market before heading to dinner.
For dinner, we chose Worthy Kitchen, a nice casual restaurant on the east side of town. We ate on the outside porch – very pleasant. The salmon burgers were delicious!
Middle Covered Bridge
No visit to Woodstock would be complete without strolling across the Middle Covered Bridge.
On the west side, we found the historic homes sitting along the Ottauquechee River and wondered what it would be like to live there.
Although Middle Covered Bridge is not the oldest or most historic in Vermont, it is iconic. The brown wood sets it apart from many of the red bridges we visited. Maybe that is why this bridge became the first covered bridge design for our Gift Shop. If you have seen the bridge before we hope you like our rendition of it!