Great for an easy drive-by viewing or a longer hike. You can park and walk over the bridge (watch out for traffic, this is Rte. 4) to look down at the Gorge. Or wear sensible shoes and hike down alongside the Gorge for some good old fashioned Vermont fresh air and exercise.
A little further down Rte. 4 is Antiques Collaborative--one of the many locations in the area where Elise used to work. (She also worked at the Quality Inn at Quechee Gorge, but we won't mention that).
1760 Quechee Main Street
Quechee, VT 05059
This place is well worth the stop after you've visited the beautiful Quechee Gorge. You can watch the artisans blow glass, marvel over the remarkable wares at astronomical prices, then have a delicious, yet somewhat reasonably priced, lunch over-looking (actually over-hanging) the Quechee River. Oh, and you get to eat off of the expensive, handmade glass and ceramics produced by the artisans at Simon Pearce.
From the town green to its multiple covered bridges, Woodstock is the quintessential adorable New England town. We recommend stopping by Gillingham's Country Store, having lunch at Bentley's, and some ice cream from the Mountain Creamery.
Just make sure you feed your meter and don't speed even a little through town-- Woodstock makes bank off of out-of-state plates not following traffic laws.
12 Brownsville Rd
Hartland 4 Corners, Vermont 05049
This is one of Elise's favorite restaurants in the Upper Valley. A bit of a ways from Killington itself, but a good place to stop on the way up or down. We recommend siting on the first floor in the old pub. Upstairs is nice too, just more fancy-like.
5520 U.S. 4 05035
Bridgewater Corners, VT
Beer. Delicious beer.
336 Ruth Carney Drive
Windsor, VT 05089