Top 10 Things to do in Johnson, United States

December 23, 2017 Yuk Petri

Johnson is a town in Lamoille County, Vermont, United States. The population was 3,274 at the 2000 census. Johnson is home of Johnson State College, a part the Vermont State Colleges system. The Vermont Studio Center is located in the village of Johnson, a part of the town.
Restaurants in Johnson

1. Rock Art Brewery

234 Wilkins St, Morrisville, VT 05661-6117 +1 802-888-9400
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

Rock Art Brewery

Vermont brewery known for its hand-made beer.

Reviewed By kcschueler - Nine Mile Falls, Washington

This is a tasting room and gift shop. The wife of the brewer was "manning" the bar. The bar was beautiful and made by her brother. They have great beer but the best was the Vermonters Brandywine was the best. With 10% abv and 100 ibu it is very well balanced. The spruce stout was good too. Thanks for the recommendation to drive to Willoughby lake.

2. Smugglers' Notch Resort

4323 Vermont Route 108 South, Jeffersonville, VT 05464-9537 +1 800-451-8752
Excellent
53%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 397 reviews

Smugglers' Notch Resort

Smugglers' Notch offers fun for the whole family no matter the season.

Reviewed By JVRyan - Troy, New York

Started coming here in the 70's and it was always a great resort for families. I must add that I hadn't been here in 30 some years and the new corporate regiment isn't for me. its very obvious that the corporate influence has a bunch of your kids that can't make a decision and have to ask a supervisor for the littlest task decision. Its also intrusive, when you try to buy a lift ticket they ask so much personal info to obviously market hound you a few weeks after you leave. Its still a great mountain but this resort corporate thing is for the birds. We stayed at a great cabin down the road. As for the food, day one it was very good, the second day we ordered the same soups and wings, awful. But it was Christmas so maybe the good cook was off!

3. Stowe Recreation Path

Stowe, VT 05672 +1 802-253-7321
Excellent
79%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Stowe Recreation Path

Between the West Branch River and Route 108 is a biking trail full of scenic vistas and small town atmosphere.

Reviewed By Kathy E - Stowe, Vermont

No matter what season it is, the Rec Path has something for everyone. Magnificent mountain views, streams, rivers, meandering paths through fields, across bridges, through woodlands. Walk, hike, snowshoe, cross country ski, bike, picnic, rest on benches along the way- something for everyone. Parking in town behind the community church and taking the path all the way out and back is 11 miles. A must see for all to enjoy when visiting.

4. Tea at the Governor's House

100 Main Street, Hyde Park, VT 05655 +1 802-888-6888
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 27 reviews

Tea at the Governor's House

Reviewed By GloeHan - Plainville, MA

My husband and I recently spent three nights at the Governor's House, and it was a wonderful experience. Our hostess, Suzanne, was very helpful, informative, and an interesting conversationalist. It was a birthday getaway, and she came up with a great suggestion for dinner and made reservations for us. We stayed in the Garden Room, which was attractive, comfortable, and clean. Breakfast was served in the beautiful dining room with a lovely view of the back lawn, and one evening we enjoyed a glass of wine on the private patio that overlooked the rolling front lawn. It was a quick drive to the charming town of Stowe along beautiful country roads, and we also took an hour-long drive to Woodstock. There are plenty of nearby outdoor activities to enjoy, such as zip lining and hiking (check out Smugglers' Notch). In fact, within walking distance is a lovely rail trail that takes the walker into some beautiful farming country and along a river. On our last morning, my husband and I were the only two guests at breakfast, and Suzanne arranged a small intimate spot for us to have breakfast in front of the picture window in the dining room. It made for a lovely experience and memory. Our stay the The Governor's House was a relaxing and peaceful getaway.

5. Lamoille Valley Bike Tours

661 Railroad St, Johnson, VT 05656-9486
Excellent
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5 based on 12 reviews

Lamoille Valley Bike Tours

Lamoille Valley Bike Tours offers electric bicycle tours and rentals on and around the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. We provide a new and authentic means to view, visit, and explore the natural beauty, local attractions, artisans, breweries and businesses of Lamoille County, Vermont! Connecting communities and visitors to a whole new Vermont adventure! Offering rentals and themed tours including our Vermont Bike and Brew Tour! Ride to three local breweries, enjoy craft VT beer and food all accessible by the rail trail!

Reviewed By Heather_Greg_2004 - Boston MA

I found this tour on the Stowe chamber site. I took a chance. I'm so glad we did. These bikes were amazing. Each bike has a battery pack that gently assists you when your peddling. It was smooth and really an enhancement to our outdoor...MoreIt was such a pleasure to have you ride and we're so glad you enjoyed your e-bike adventure!

6. Johnson Woolen Mills

Main Street, Johnson, VT +1 877-635-9665
Excellent
40%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
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Poor
8%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 23 reviews

Johnson Woolen Mills

Factory outlet store selling jackets, sweaters and blankets.

Reviewed By Gene E

My wife and drove out to Johnson Woolen Mills today (15 minutes from Stowe) to check out their hand made clothes. We were so impressed ! The quality of the clothing, the size of their showroom, the variety in their assortment of clothing is incredible.

As we entered this little "hamlet", the store and factory are on the right. We found the store's staff to be friendly, knowledgable and quite helpful. The owner Stacey came into the store to gather some information from one of the employees and the next thing we knew, she had introduced herself, shared the history of her family's business and helped us pick out some items ! She is very proud of her family, its commitment to this important community business, and she carries the mantel of "Made in America" !

We stayed for a little over an hour, and left with some new, handsome clothes that we feel we personally made by hand for us !

We will be back again...and you should make this trip ! For us, this was delightful !

7. Moss Glen Falls

Moss Glen Falls Road, Stowe, VT +1 888-409-7579
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 206 reviews

Moss Glen Falls

With a short walk, you can enjoy a ravine with a waterfall.

Reviewed By Weekend_Roamer1 - Warrington, United Kingdom

A short ten minute drive out of Stowe and a right turn onto Randolph Road and another right onto Moss Glen Falls gets you to this trailhead. Parking for about 15 cars on the roadside and the trail is well presented. Footing is good but in wet conditions the wooden boardwalk section can become slippery. Stoic footwear is recommended but I did see people in trainers make it to the top.
There are two basic paths, one that stays with the stream and the other which takes you to the short ascent to the top view. My wife is not the most athletic person and she managed it fine but did decline the short walk alongside the stream and across the strategically placed 'stepping stones' to get the best views.
Obviously, the flow over the waterfall will depend upon how much rain the area has seen and in October we got quite an impressive flow. Not as spectacular as waterfalls in Canada, Austria and Germany but for the area it was certainly worth the visit and small amount of exertion needed. give yourself 15 minutes each way to walk it and then however long you want to spend looking at the beauty.

8. Smugglers' Notch Distillery

276 Main St., Jeffersonville, VT 05464 +1 802-309-3077
Excellent
66%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Smugglers' Notch Distillery

Smugglers' Notch Distillery® is a father/son partnership in Jeffersonville, Vermont. The distillery was founded in 2006 at the foot of the famed Smugglers' Notch, site of many a clandestine bootlegger's run through this rugged Vermont mountain pass. The smuggling route was actually first used during the 1800s to move goods during the trade embargo and then again in the 1920s to move liquor during prohibition. Today this enchanting area provides outdoor enthusiasts with a boulder-laden curved mountain road and caves to explore. Smugglers' Notch Distillery® provides Carefully crafted, award-winning spirits. Using the finest ingredients blended with pristine Vermont spring water, we make, barrel age, blend, and hand-bottle remarkably distinctive, spirits one small batch at a time.

Reviewed By J L - Raleigh, North Carolina

The shop in conveniently located with parking. It is small, but has nice displays and accommodating staff. The tasting is $12 for four small pours (1/4 oz or so) and you can pick from 8 to 10 varieties. They explain each including the recipe, style, notes, etc. The spirits are good, but expensive. Small bottles and glasses, etc. are also available.

9. Smugglers Notch State Park

6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672-5111 +1 802-253-4014
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 287 reviews

Smugglers Notch State Park

This narrow path through thousand-foot cliffs, once a smuggling route into Canada, is now a park used for biking, hiking, picnicking and rockclimbing.

Reviewed By Dana P

We loved the ease of accessibility and immediate beauty that this park affords. Park on the side of the road and start hiking UP. A walking stick would be helpful. Sterling Lake is a gem and the whole area, being a ski resort, has lots of trails to hike.

10. Lajoie Stables

992 Pollander Rd, Jeffersonville, VT 05464-9729 +1 802-644-5347
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Lajoie Stables

Reviewed By Susan D

End of vacation at Smugglers Notch included the people from Lajoie Stables and their ponies at the small fairgrounds. Friendly, smiling attendants were so nice and accommodating to all the small children. What a treat for my grandson who rode over and over again.

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