Photo by Saron Callum

Plainfield, incorporated in 1761, is situated in northwest Sullivan County. Perhaps the most famous attraction in Plainfield is William Smith Auctions, located in the heart of the town. William Smith averages 45 auctions annually that draw huge crowds across New England! Plainfield, like Acworth, has a very popular General Store. The Plainfield Country Store is a delicious stop for homemade bread, baked goods, soups, and vegetarian entrees. Along with serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the store has a market carrying both common brands and locally raised and made products like meat, honey, bells, maple syrup, goat sausage, pottery, bread, salsa, textiles, milk, ice cream, and jams. The town and surrounding area are also a bird watchers’ and hikers’ paradise! The Helen Woodruff Smith Bird Sanctuary and Annie Duncan State Forest offer many hiking trails winding through a 32-acre bird sanctuary, mostly covered with tall towering pines. Finally, stop by Mac’s Maple farm for some of the best Maple Creemees in the region!