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Nine miles upriver, this small town, with a population of just over 2,000, is the country cousin of bustling Brattleboro and is a haven for writers, artists, and craftspeople. There are dozens of pottery studios to visit and a few orchards. In 2009, a fire burned down the world-class general store that had served as the heart of the community, but there is talk of rebuilding.
The Green Mountain Spinnery. Watch wool being spun into yarn at the The Green Mountain Spinnery. The factory shop, which is open daily all year, sells yarn, knitting accessories, and patterns. Tours are conducted at 1:30 on the first and third Tuesday of the month. 7 Brickyard Lane, off I–91, Exit 4, 05346. 802/387–4528 or 800/321–9665. www.spinnery.com.
Harlow's Sugar House. Two miles north of Putney, Harlow's Sugar House has a working cider mill and sugarhouse, as well as seasonal apple and berry picking. The family has been sugaring on this farm since 1927. You can buy cider, maple syrup, and other items in the gift shop. 563 Bellows Falls Rd., 05346. 802/387–5852. www.vermontsugar.com.
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