Explore Rutland County: Poultney

Poultney is a quaint and picturesque town in southwestern Rutland County. The town is located in the slate valley and has found a way to preserve its historic charm and values while embracing modern life.


Visitors should plan to spend some time in Poultney’s downtown, which is home to several shops and restaurants. Meander through Hermit Hill Books, find the perfect made in Vermont gift at The Original Vermont Store, or discover antique treasurers at Picket Fence Antiques. Grab a taco from Taco Experiment, or lunch at Perry’s Main Street Eatery, or dinner at Taps Tavern.


Take a drive and explore Poultney’s winding roads. Outside of downtown, you’ll stumble upon the East Poultney General Store, Whaleback Vineyard, Otto’s Cones Point General Store, and the historic East Poultney Green.


Poultney provides unparalleled opportunities to explore the great outdoors. Home to Lake St. Catherine, an 852-acre lake with boating, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, swimming, camping, and more. In recent years, Poultney has become a mountain biker’s paradise. Slate Valley Trails is a volunteer group that builds and maintains public trails in the lakes region. There are nearly 40 miles of existing trails, and the group planning to construct an additional 20 miles in 2020.


Poultney is also home to REclaimED, a local makerspace that provides hands-on approaches to building sustainable skills and knowledge, fostering creative, educational, and mentoring connections.


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While You’re There

  • Grab a bite at any of Poultney’s Restaurants, including those located downtown and beyond
  • Stroll through the village’s shops
  • Explore Lake St. Catherine
  • Get your hands dirty at REclaimEd, Poultney’s community makerspace