Southern Vermont is the perfect spot for indoor and outdoor fun! Bike, hike, and explore in all four seasons – from the beautiful winter wonderland to the greenest of the Green Mountains in summer to the explosion of fall color – we shine year-round. Rent a bike, kayak or snowmobile and discover picturesque lakes, rolling mountains, and scenic roads and trails. The Molly Stark Parkway (Route 9) is a perfect drive for motoring enthusiasts of all kinds.
If indoor activities are more your style, then never fear – some of the best dining, shopping, and arts in New England is right at our doorstep. Brattleboro is host to a monthly gallery walk, and southern Vermont is home to numerous arts and food festivals all year long. Check out some of our favorites below!
Downtown Brattleboro Gallery Walk
First Friday of every month 5:30-8:30
Founded in 1995, the gallery walk is a year-round, festive FIRST FRIDAY stroll, 5:30 to 8:30, in downtown Brattleboro, Vt. and nearby locations.
Trail maps of Brattleboro Area
For all of your hiking and skiing adventures.
Brattleboro Tree Tour
The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Board created this walking tour of “Treasured Trees” as part of our commitment to protecting and promoting respect for the trees with which we reside. The community was asked to nominate trees they considered to be extraordinary or fascinating, and to tell us why. The response was overwhelming, and the Board had the difficult task of choosing which trees to include in this guide. We hope that, as you look at each tree, you will pause to reflect on the importance of trees in your life, and in the life of our community.
Fishing and Hunting Information
Current snow conditions at all Vermont ski areas: http://www.onthesnow.com/vermont/skireport.html
Mount Snow Resort is Vermont’s closest big mountain resort to the Northeast’s Major Metro Areas with 589 acres of skiable terrain spread across four mountain faces. Skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobile touring.
Timber Creek X-Country
A high quality cross country ski area across from Mount Snow. The skier has choice of adventures on a trail system that meanders and explores high Green Mountain ridges with breathtaking views. Ski instruction and rentals available. Ski or snowshoe.
Harris Hills Ski Jump
February 18 & 19, 2017
Come for two days of breathtaking, heart-stopping ski jumping! Harris Hill thrills each year as jumpers from the US and abroad compete in the annual Harris Hill Ski Jumping competition in Brattleboro.
Brattleboro Winter Carnival
February 18-26, 2017
Brattleboro Winter Carnival is a 60 year tradition in the greater Brattleboro area. The committee strives to provide nine days of family fun during Brattleboro’s public school vacation. There are events to watch, events to participate in, and even events to compete in!
Brattleboro Brewers Festival
The Brattleboro Brewers Festival is held rain or shine on the VABEC Field off of Old Guilford Road in Brattleboro Vermont. Sample some of the best local craft brews and food from local producers like Hermit Thrush Brewery, The People’s Pint, and Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery.
Women’s Film Festival
March 10-19, 2017
The Women’s Film Festival is an annual Spring event, featuring local, national, and international entries. The 25th annual Women’s Film Festival, a Women’s Freedom Center fundraiser, will present a total of 38 fantastic films this year directed by, and about women.
Strolling of the Heifers
June 2-4, 2017 (parade with heifers on 3rd)
Scores of lovable heifer calves, led by future farmers, lead this agriculturally-themed parade of animals, bands, tractors, floats, clowns, and much more. When it’s over, follow the crowd to our all-day, 11-acre Live Green Expo for food, entertainment, and exhibits.
Marlboro Music Festival
Weekends from mid-July to mid-August
Marlboro Music is known world-wide as an institution devoted to artistic excellence and to developing new leaders who illuminate all areas of music. It is where the concept of having master artists play together with exceptional young professionals was born—initiating a dynamic, collaborative approach to learning.
Yellow Barn Music Festival
July 7-August 5, 2017
Yellow Barn is an international center for chamber music in the fertile learning ground of Southeastern Vermont. Its innovative approach to life-long education for musicians and audiences, commitment to quality and a unified aesthetic, and programs that focus listeners in new ways set it apart from any other music center in this country.
Brattleboro Film Festival
The Brattleboro Film Festival presents films from the USA and around the world that inform, challenge, entertain, and inspire, emphasizing viewpoints and characters often unseen in mainstream media. Partnering with local organizations, the Brattleboro Film Festival ( BFF ) produces and promotes special events, spotlighting issues to raise awareness, facilitate dialog, and increase audience diversity through community participation.
Brattleboro Literary Festival
The Brattleboro Literary Festival was founded in 2002 by a very small group of bibliophiles from area bookstores and libraries. The very first festival featured Nobel Prize winning legend Saul Bellow in his last public appearance. Since then the festival has gone on to present over 400 authors, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, Newbery Medal, and the Caldecott Medal.