Guilford Welcome Center (Guilford, VT)

Date Visited: May 13, 2016

Location: 1235 Broad Brook Rd, Guilford, VT

Hours:  Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (may be closed on federal and/or state holidays)

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It’s not very often that you are impressed with a visitor center.  But the Guilford Welcome Center is no ordinary welcome center.

It was a long drive to Vermont and sometimes nature calls…

From the moment you walk into the Guilford (VT) Welcome Center, you know you’re not in your average welcome center.  I also love how they call it a “welcome center” and not a “visitor center”.  it’s just another example of the folksy and friendly nature of Vermont.  The tables, chairs and fireplace give the welcome center a homey feel.  You could spend hours sitting at their wooden tables with a good book and a cup of coffee while the snow falls outside.

The backside of the welcome center has an area to sit and take in the beautiful Vermont landscapes.  There is also an exhibit of old farm equipment.

There are also a variety of trinkets and crafts located throughout the welcome center.

As I did my research on the Vermont Welcome Center, I noticed the welcome center in Guilford is not the only visitor center with attractions and other interesting things.  There is a Vietnam War Memorial listing all the residents from Vermont who died while serving in that war.  The Bennington, VT, welcome center has a “singing drum”.  Each welcome center seems to have its own unique flavor and entertainment.  They definitely do not make visitor centers like this in Massachusetts.  That’s for sure.

There are more exhibits and areas to sit in the front of the welcome center.

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The Guilford Welcome Center also has a dog park area across from the center.  Duncan, a 3 and a half year old Cavalier King, stopped by for a quick pit stop.

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Duncan’s sister, Vera, an 18 month old Cavalier King Spaniel, also took a moment to pose for me.

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Hi I'm Wayne. Welcome to my blog. I am a true New Englander through and through. I love everything about New England. I especially love discovering new places in New England and sharing my experiences with everyone. I tend to focus on the more unique and lesser known places and things in New England on my blog. Oh yeah, and I love dogs. I always try to include at least one dog in each of my blog posts. I discovered my love of photography a couple of years ago. I know, I got a late start. Now, I photograph anything that seems out of the ordinary, interesting, beautiful and/or unique. And I have noticed how every person, place or thing I photograph has a story behind it or him or her. I don't just photograph things or people or animals. I try to get their background, history or as much information as possible to give the subject more context and meaning. It's interesting how one simple photograph can evoke so much. I am currently using a Nikon D3200 "beginner's camera." Even though there are better cameras on the market, and I will upgrade some time, I love how it functions (usually) and it has served me well. The great thing about my blog is you don't have to be from New England, or even like New England to like my blog (although I've never met anyone who doesn't). All you have to like is to see and read about new or interesting places and things. Hopefully, you'll join me on my many adventures in New England! View all posts by New England Nomad

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