We are so looking forward to the start of the I-91 Shop Hop! The fun begins at 10 am on Thursday June 23rd and will continue through the weekend until 5 pm on Sunday. We can promise you a fun adventure filled with fiber!
You may want to plan to make a day or even two of it. We’ve had Hop visitors in years past tell us that they found a place to stay along the way, giving them more time to enjoy the shops and explore the area. We thought we’d share some of our favorite local spots for a delicious meal or two on the off chance you wanted to make this year’s Hop a more leisurely experience.
Here in Putney, VT off of Exit 4 of I-91 you can find delicious BBQ at Curtis’ for lunch or dinner. He’ll be open throughout the weekend from 10 am until dusk. There is plenty of outdoor seating, so if the weather is beautiful you may find you can’t resist the call of his smoke. We also enjoy the sandwiches, snacks and espresso drinks at the Putney Food Co-op. Both of these spots are just up the road from the Spinnery, no more than a 2 minute drive away.
In Brattleboro, on Route 5 running in between exit 2 and 3 of I-91 you’ll find a couple of terrific eateries. For breakfast or lunch on Thursday and Friday, we urge you to try The Porch Too. Their daily specials can be found on their Facebook page and have never disappointed. Right next door, Top of the Hill Grill has some of the most beautiful outdoor seating around, with a view of the West River watershed and a diverse menu that is sure to have something that appeals to everyone travelling with you.
In downtown Brattleboro off of exit 2 of I-91 you’ll find a local favorite Mocha Joe’s right down the street from the next shop on the Hop: Handknits. The baristas there will make a caffeinated work of art to pick you up if you find your energy lagging.
We’re sure that the other shops along the Hop will each be able to provide you with more insider tips on local treasures not to be missed. We look forward to seeing you soon and hearing a bit about your Hop travels during your woolly weekend of fun!