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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Go Green Acres in Central Vermont


3. What to Do

Take a class at King Arthur Flour (left) or tour and taste at the Otter Creek Brewing Company (right).   

Billings Farm & Museum is an operating dairy farm, so get there in time to see the 3:15 p.m. milking. Visit the restored 1890 farmhouse and see demonstrations of rug hooking, wood carving, spinning, and butter churning.

Otter Creek Brewing in Middlebury offers three daily free tours and tastings. The accompanying store has six-packs to go.The Jasper Murdoch Alehouse puts the micro in microbrewery — quaffs like Famous Sidekick and Fuggle & Barleycorn are available only in the taproom in the on-site Norwich Inn.

Take a class at the Baking Education Center at King Arthur Flour and learn to make flatbreads, bagels, yeast breads, and pastas. Buy finished products at the Baker's Store, as well as cookbooks, ingredients, and baking supplies.

Published on Apr 9, 2009 as a web exclusive.

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