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Spotlight On: Winooski

The old mill in winooski, vermont

Welcome to historic Winooski! Here you’re greeted with water, wares, walks, and wine. Though small, this town boasts hips bars, restaurants and businesses and centuries of history to be explored.

 

Events

Waking Windows – What started as a small twelve-day long festival at the Monkey House, in 2011, has blossomed into an annual music festival featuring dozens of musical guests (many local). Don’t miss drag queen story hour, food trucks, live performance art, screen printing, film screenings and more! The next festival will be held from May 7-9th 2021.

https://www.wakingwindows.com/

 

Winooski Farmer’s Market

Though it has concluded for the season, the Winooski Farmer’s market is typically held on Sundays 10am to 2pm from mid-May to mid-October. In front of the Champlain Mill, vendors from all over the area come to sell their wares. Bring your reusable bag and go to town!

https://downtownwinooski.org/winooski-farmers-market/

 

Wolfsgart Air Out

This annual car cruise and rally gathers automotive enthusiasts to celebrate automotive history. Complete with a VIP parking area, drink and food specials at local eats, live music, and professional photography, downtown Winooski comes alive!

https://wolfsgart.com/airout/

 

Rich with History

Heritage Winooski Mill Museum

As a former textile mill town from 1838 to 1954, the mill museum holds artifacts, models and videos provided by former mill workers.

http://www.themillmuseum.org/

 

French Heritage Festival

Originally held in Vergennes, this festival celebrates Vermont’s French heritage. The day includes a meat pie contest, live music, a farmer’s market and more!

 

Take a Walk

Scenic Winooski Riverwalk

Explore the beautiful Riverwalk of downtown Winooski. Just 6/10 of a mile long, the walk includes views of the falls, the dam, and ends in Salmon Hole Park.

https://www.trailfinder.info/trails/trail/winooski-river-walk

 

Casavant Natural Area and Trail

This two-mile loop near the Winooski river is the perfect place to hike, walk or run! Follow the link below for more information.

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/vermont/casavant-nature-trail

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