Windsor is in Southern Vermont. Windsor has a small population of 3,800 people and sits on the banks of the Connecticut River. Mount Ascutney, one of Vermont’s only volcanoes (inactive), offers great views while visiting this small but progressive community.
Founded in 1761, the town of Windsor boasts historical significance in that the Republic of Vermont was written there. The Old Constitution House is preserved as the specific building in which the document was drafted. There are many sites of historical importance within the community.
The industry in the area is rich and varied; Simon Pearce, the renowned producer of blown glass and hand-thrown pottery, is but one of the renowned businesses within the community. There are also many small and locally owned retail shops that offer antiques, books, crafts, wines, gifts, and clothing. The many restaurants offer various cuisine and the recreation is plentiful. Windsor is also just a short drive away from Woodstock.
Windsor is served by Amtrak via its Vermonter train between Washington, D.C. and St. Albans. Southbound trains arrive around noon while northbound arrives just before 6PM. 1 Windsor-Mt. Ascutney station is centrally located at 26 Depot Ave. There are no amenities, but the old station has been converted to a restaurant.
A car is preferable in this rural area, however biking is common in the warmer months.