|Dave, with Phoebe, scans the community bulletin board inside the H.N. Williams Store.|
I've heard people rave about this store over the years, and now I understand why. I was impressed by the size of the store and the variety of items for sale: coffee, sandwiches, garden tools, pet food, work gloves, worms and crawlers, mud boots, hunting coats - you name it. Also, on every Sunday between May and October, H.N. Williams hosts the outstanding outdoor Dorset Farmers' Market (one of the best in Vermont).
In operation since 1840, H.N. Williams really looks like a typical Vermont general store: the old, sloping wood floors, the community bulletin board, a handmade ATM sign. But there's something else. Maybe it's the gathering of locals chatting near the register, or the friendly hellos to neighbors and strangers at the front door. Whatever it is, something about this place makes it feel like the heart and soul of Dorset.
**If You Go: H.N. Williams Store
|H.N. Williams Store on Route 30 in Dorset, Vermont.|
|The store has everything you could ever need.|
|Comings and goings at the store.|
|The Dorset Farmers' Market, held Sundays outside the H.N. Williams store.|