Here we have attempted to describe the many things that attract people to the area. We have arranged them in order of the amount of time that you would typically need to reach each attraction.


(Travel time approx 5mins)

Equipe Sports and Mtn. Riders mission is to be the very best outdoor sport shop. You can find the widest selection of outdoor gear and the best trained staff in southern Vermont. For more information go to www.equipesport.com/www.mtnridersvt.com/


Wilmington Vermont, chartered in 1751, is a small town of 2,225 residents. There’s much to see and do in Wilmington! Our picturesque village is a shopper’s paradise offering a variety of unique and special merchandise. Most of the village shops are housed in historic buildings. There are several art galleries with in-house artists. Gallery nights are held regularly for later shopping hours and on weekends they have a great flea market.

For more information please go to www.wilmingtonvermont.us


(Travel time approx 20mins)

Olallie Daylily Gardens offers six-acres of fields, brim full with daylilies, and the farm also harbors other spectacular natural beauty. They have natural grass paths, which meander through the beautiful gardens. They also maintain over four hundred high bush blue berries and blackberries that are delicious!

For more information please go to www.daylilygarden.com

shearer-hill-farm-b-bHOGBACK MOUNTAIN

(Travel time approx 25mins)

The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum is located on Hogback Mountain in the southern foothills of the scenic Green Mountains. Perched on an overlook with views into Massachusetts and New Hampshire, on a clear day the horizon is 100 miles away. For more information please go to www.vermontmuseum.org


(Travel time approx 20mins)

The top of the mountain is only a leisurely ride away. The Stratton Gondola will take you to the top of southern Vermont’s highest peak for a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape. Bask in the glory of the mountains during the changing seasons from the summit of southern Vermont’s highest peak.This attraction has a limited opening so please check the website for opening time.www.stratton.com


(Travel time approx 40mins)

Honora’s 200 acre vineyard and estate is nestled in Southern Vermont’s Green Mountains of West Halifax. With spectacular 360 degree views of Hogback & Haystack Mountains in Vermont, Monadnock Mountain in New Hampshire and Mount Holyoke & the Berkshires in Massachusetts it is a great place to sit back and relax. For more information please go to www.honorawinery.com



(Travel time approx 45mins)

8 stores, including L’eggs Hanes Bali Playtex, Van Heusen, NE Mountain Foortwear, Dress Barn. For more information please go towww.outletcentervt.com


(Travel time approx 45mins)

Bennington has many attractions and here we have only described the most popular. The Bennington Monument The Bennington Battle Monument, dedicated to the famous Battle of Bennington that took place during the Revolutionary war in 1777, is a 306′ stone obelisk opened to the public in 1891. A guided elevator takes visitors to the observation floor for spectacular views of Historic Bennington and three states. The Bennington Museum Early Americana at its finest! This museum includes outstanding collections of American furniture, paintings and glass; military history and historical artifacts; tools, toys, dolls and much more; Grandma Moses Gallery & Schoolhouse; new Bennington Pottery Gallery. For more information please go towww.bennington.com/attractions

foodfeature1-4LONG TRAIL BREWING CO.

(Travel time approx 1 hr 50 mins)

Long Trail Brewing is a regional brewer of high quality, Vermont hand crafted beer. “Take a hike” over to the brewery in Bridgewater Corners to check out the tour, sample award winning beer or peruse the gift shop! Visitor center is open 10am – 6pm daily, full pub menu available 11am – 5pm. For more information go to wwww.longtrail.com

Quechee-gorge-for-webQUECHEE GORGE AND FALLS

(Travel time approx 1 hr 50 mins)

Vermont’s “Little Grand Canyon” is the phrase thrown around to describe the mile-long Quechee Gorge. While you really cannot compare the gorge here to the mile deep, 277-mile long Grand Canyon in Arizona, it is impressive compared to all others in New England. You can park and view it from the bridge spanning the gorge… or, you can take a foot trail down to the base of the gorge. Just remember that you need to make it back up. There is also a short walk to the falls overlook.


(Travel time approx 1 hr 50 mins)

Words like romantic, magical and historic are often used to describe this quaint village that has been called “the prettiest small town in America.” First settled in 1768, Woodstock retains the elegant charm and rugged character of American antiquity. With a covered bridge in the middle of town, and stately homes surrounding the village green, it is easy to see why Woodstock has been called the “quintessential New England village.” They have a great market on the village green every Wednesday from 3 until 6pm.


(Travel time approx 1 hr 45 mins)

This is a natural sanctuary, literally a Cathedral without walls dedicated to all men and women who have given their lives to protect our freedom and who have served to promote the cause of peace. It consists of over 200 acres of stately pine forests and formal gardens. Along with the natural, pastoral beauty of the Cathedral grounds, visitors find inspiration in it many unique stone shrines, altars and gardens. For more information please go to www.cathedralofthepines.org


(Travel time approx 1 hr 40 mins)

Located in a historic building, this retail sales gallery showcases the work of 250 juried Vermont craftsmakers. There are programs of craft education for adults and children. Ongoing exhibits of arts and crafts.


(Travel time approx 1 hr 40 mins)

We hope that you come visit our Windsor Brewery and see for yourself what makes our brewery – and our beer – special. Our Windsor Brewery features a Production Viewing Area where you can check out the Brew house “up close” and learn about Harpoon. We offer free in-depth brewery tours of the Windsor Brewery at 3:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. Reservations are not necessary, but the tour size is limited to first 30 people on a first come first serve basis. The tour includes a walk through the brewery (depending on Brewery Production at the time of the tour) and complimentary samples of Harpoon beer. It lasts about 45 minutes. You must be 21 years or older with proper ID to sample. For more information please go to www.harpoonbrewery.com


(Travel time approx 1 hr 40 mins)

In the world of quality, hand-blown glass Simon Pearce is more than a legend. His name is now a custom trademark for glassware and pottery sold worldwide through Simon Pearce stores and other retailers. A visit the Simon Pearce glassblowing and pottery studio in Windsor is a fascinating way to experience art and artists at work. For more information please go towww.vtliving.com/simonpearce


(Travel time approx 1 hr 40 mins)

Plymouth Notch, Vermont is the birthplace and boyhood home of Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States. The village is virtually unchanged since the early 20th century. The homes of Calvin Coolidge’s family and neighbors, the community church, cheese factory, one-room schoolhouse and general store have been carefully preserved, and many of the buildings have their original furniture. For more information please go to www.historicvermont.org/coolidge


(Travel time approx 1 hr 30 mins)

There’s no better way to enjoy the splendor of the Green Mountain State and the surrounding areas of New England than from the summit of Mount Equinox and the Skyline Drive! At 3,848 feet above sea level, the summit offers breathtaking sunsets and panoramic views of the Green, White, Adirondack, Berkshire and Taconic mountain ranges For more information please go to www.equinoxmountain.com/skylinedrive


(Travel time approx 1 hr 30 mins)

The Yankee Candle flagship store in South Deerfield is the Disney World of candles. You can literally lose yourself for hours in its winding, cavernous showrooms and among its tantalizing scents. In addition to finding the largest imaginable selection of Yankee candles in an endless array of fragrances and colors, you’ll find kitchen and home accessories, New England crafts, collectibles, a toy shop, gifts galore, custom gift baskets, picnic grounds, Chandler’s Restaurant and even a room in the Christmas Shop where it snows year round! There’s also a dip-your-own candle area, where you can make your own wax souvenir of your visit, and a candle making museum. For more information please go to www.yankeecandle.comhttp://verified.codes/Yankee-Candle


(Travel time approx 1hr 15mins)

This Georgian Revival mansion was built in 1905 by Robert Todd Lincoln the only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. Located in the scenic village of Manchester in the shires of Vermont. It became to only Lincoln descendants until 1975, longer than any other Lincoln residence. It is an example of the “Great American Story” and the story of the Lincoln family’s love affair with Vermont. An historic home, gardens, trails, woods and farm set on 412 preserved acres of quintessential Vermont landscape. For more information please go to www.hildene.org