Since the late 19th Century Hardwick has served as the industrial and farming center for the area and once had the distinction of being known as the "Building Granite Center of the World."
The original village of Hardwick was located in what is now considered East Hardwick. As the granite industry expanded the village of Hardwick moved to the current location. East Hardwick Village is viable with a fitness center, chiropractic services, industry, organic gardens and nationally known perennial nursery.
Hardwick has excellent hunting, trails for snowmobiling, and athletic areas for the sports lover. The Lamoille River runs through town and offers great fly fishing spots along with providing a great ride for canoeing and kayaking during the spring season.
Hardwick's downtown retains the best characteristics of a small community - knowing one's neighbors while having the infrastructure, labor force and a wide variety of businesses and speciality shops associated with a much larger town.
Schools: Hardwick Elementary, Hazen Union
Active Senior Citizens Center
Churches: Area well represented by most religious groups
Health Facilities: Dental Services, Hardwick Area Health Center 472-3300
Annual Activities: Spring Festival and Parade, French Heritage Festival, Fall Festival Craft Fair, Summer performances by the Craftsbury Chamber Players, Summer Farmer's Market, VT Reggae Festival
Library: Jeudevine Library
Food: Restaurants, delis, pizza, takeout, snack bar
Lodging: B&B's, motel
Industrial Business: machine shop, specialty target shop, bulk packaging, syrup packaging plant, an award winning goat cheese producer
Population - 3,000
Hardwick Area Chamber of Commerce 472-5906
Town Manager - 472-6120