17th Annual Country Roads Holiday Tour

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If that chill in the morning air has you thinking about holiday shopping, grab your gift list and plan a Country Roads Holiday tour! The 17th annual tour through enticing local shops can satisfy every wish on your list — from farm-fresh cheeses at Smith’s Country Cheese to soft-as-can-be alpaca fiber products at Plain View Farm, mouth-watering pastries at The Kitchen Garden, and party-starring ciders bursting with flavor from the orchard at Red Apple Farm.

For nearly two decades, the Country Roads Tour has invited visitors to enjoy old New England traditions while shopping for everything from unique handcrafts and antiques to farm-fresh meats, herbs, maple syrup, and more. Today, the Holiday Tour has expanded from a single weekend to a full month, offering plenty of time for shoppers to linger in cozy settings, sample tasty goodies — and even meet farm animals!— while searching for those perfect gifts.

Got your list ready? The Country Roads Holiday Tour through Petersham, Barre, Hubbardston, Templeton, Phillipston, and Winchendon starts on November 11. Plan a day, a weekend — or more — to explore the backroads and local shops of the region. Visit all 16 shops and you could win fabulous prizes to make your holidays even brighter! For details on these shops and the special gifts you’ll find along the way, visit countryroadschristmas.com.