True, Millstone has been open for a few years but what is new is the Millstone shop. The ticket sales and service area is moving just up the road to an old general store building at 34 Church Hill road in Websterville. This actual puts the new shop in a better location with better parking. Combined in the building will be local vermont specialty foods, some prepared chow and drinks, bike rentals, cycling clothing necessities, bike repair center, and the Vermont State issue uniform by “The Vermont Flannel Company”. This stuff is the best post ride duds for a night on the town or the drive home. Don’t let me forget, the Vermont Granite museum will have a space, you will be blown away with the history of the area. I am continually amazed when I look at the black and white photos on the walls of the old timers in the quarries. I don’t think OSHA was even thought of then nor even a stimulus package. The granite workers stimulus package was the need to feed their families. California had its Gold Rush, Vermont has is Granite Rush, which, unlike the bust of the Gold Rush the Granite industry is still going. You can take a tour of the Rock of Ages facilities, just down the road. If you are into art you can also pick up some nice local artist work while in the shop.
Save the Date, Why?
A weekend of events starts on Friday June 26th and ends with a celebratory dinner party on Sunday June 28th , to be held at The Lodge at Millstone Hill from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Throughout the weekend there will be events held at Millstone Hill to encourage use of the trail network, including children’s, women’s, novice and advanced (lead my me) bicycle guided tours and clinics, historic walking and hiking excursions and historic quarry hay rides. Proceeds from the events and Gala Dinner will go towards funding the museum and trails. Reservations for the events and Sunday’s party, for which a $25 per person donation is requested, can be made by calling Millstone Hill at 479-1000. Celebratory Dinner Menu Salad Baby Spinach Salad with Egg and Cherry Tomatoes and Warm Smoked Bacon Red Onion Vinaigrette Bread Station with Hard Rolls and Assorted Bread Entree Slow Roasted Supreme of Chicken Breast with Fresh Herb, White Wine and Butter Sauce Side Dishes Sweet Yam and Leek Gratin Tomato and White Bean Stew with Fresh Sage Wilted Vermont Greens Farmers Market Vegetable Ratatouille All products for this dinner are Vermont Grown.