Tap’s Tavern offers local craft beer and pub food and is the site of both blue grass and blues music that draws a loyal clientele from the surrounding area. Stone Valley Arts offers visual, literary and performing arts events just up the hill from the main street intersection with Beaman Street. If you are visiting during the summer and fall you might devote a Sunday to touring the Poultney Historical Society schoolhouse museum and historic melodion factory.
Poultney’s Main Street is a community lined with small shops like Hermit Hill Books and the Stone Valley Community Market where local produce like sweet potatoes from Laughing Child Farm, a few miles away, are found along side heirloom tomatoes, spices, beans and more. Across the street from the park you’ll find Williams Hardware where Bob Williams sells paint, electrical supplies, grills, and lawnmowers while the staff regales you with local stories.
Bentley House Bed and Breakfast across College Street from Green Mountain College and Toad Hall B&B about two miles away near Lake St. Catherine State Park are two highly recommended local lodging accommodations. The Marble Mansion Inn provides a more traditional hotel experience. The proprietors of these establishments are long-time residents who can provide the visitor a local’s perspective of the attractions and history of our region.