Explore Rutland County: Pawlet
Pawlet, Vermont is a rural farming town in southern Rutland County filled with mountain views, winding roads, and idyllic countryside. It remains largely untouched and is peaceful and quiet. Located near the New York border and the towns of Dorset and Manchester, Vermont, Pawlet is overflowing with small-town wonder.
Pawlet is home to Haystack Mountain, accessed by the Colby M. Chester Memorial Trail, a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out-and-back trail. This moderate hike features beautiful wildflowers, spectacular 360-degree views of Bald and Middle Mountains, and the serene Mettowee Valley region.
While you’re in town, stop to grab a bite to eat.
Mach’s Market is a fresh food market, local butcher shop, and smokehouse. Their wood-fired brick oven served organic baked sweet treats and bread, along with gourmet style, hand-shaped wood-fired pizza with a real farm-to-table menu.
The Barn Restaurant offers the quintessential Vermont experience. Enjoy dinner on the porch of the hand-hewn barn with sweeping views of the Mettowee Valley during the warmer months or a cocktail by the roaring fireplace in winter.
The Pawlet Station is a cozy and charming place to grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Sit brookside on their patio or get your food to go.