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