This fine-art center is well worth the short detour from town to find it. Located in a striking Georgian Revival home surrounded by more than 400 hillside acres overlooking land that once belonged to fly-fishing magnate Charles Orvis, the center consists of a series of galleries displaying works from its well-regarded collection, as well as frequently changing exhibits of contemporary Vermont artists. An inventive and appealing modern building across the driveway displays even more of the permanent collection. Check the center's schedule before you arrive; you may be able to sign up for an art class or workshop while you're in town. Also, leave time to enjoy a light lunch at the Garden Cafe and wander the lovely grounds, exploring both the sculpture garden and the woods beyond.