I usually give shout-outs to Mohawk Valley businesses, but once in a while I like to mention favorite destinations when I travel. One of the best is The Sugar Shack in Arlington, Vermont. They are a country store selling Vermont products including maple syrup, cheese, baked goods and more. You can also buy all sorts of touristy items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, glasses, post cards and other things.
Additionally, the store is home to a Norman Rockwell exhibit which was previously housed at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Arlington. When the museum closed, the Sugar Shack gave a home to the displays. My husband Steven and I were so happy when this happened. We used to stop at that museum whenever we were in Vermont and were very disappointed when it closed. We love Norman Rockwell! We have several framed Rockwell prints on our walls as well as a few coffee mugs featuring his work.
Speaking of coffee mugs, one of our favorites is one from the Sugar Shack featuring the owner’s lovely dog Shack. They have two dogs now, and the last time Steven and I were at the store, Steven noticed there is now a mug available with both dogs. Our kitchen cabinet is quite full of coffee mugs. Still, we might find room for a mug with both Sugar Shack dogs.
We follow the Sugar Shack on Facebook. We don’t need a reminder to visit when we are in the area, but it is nice to hear about fresh cider donuts and see pictures of the dogs. The Sugar Shack is located at 29 Sugar Shack Lake, Rt. 7A, Arlington, VT, phone number 802-375-6747. For more information you can visit their website at http://sugarshackvt.com/. And you should definitely Like them on Facebook.