Grafton, Townshend, Newfane, Brattleboro, Wilmington, Bennington, North Bennington, Manchester, and Dorset/East Rupert, VT

Brattleboro, Vermont

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This itinerary visits many towns and villages in southern Vermont. Grafton is a lovely village, restored beginning in 1963 by the Windham Foundation. Money earned by businesses in town is plowed right back into the maintenance of the village. It looks very nineteenth-century, with nary a power line or utility pole in sight. In Townshend you’ll find the longest covered bridge in Vermont—Scott Bridge—spanning the West River. It was constructed in 1870 and extends 276 feet. Newfane is one of the loveliest towns in the state. The Windham County Court House, in Newfane Village Center, is a Greek Revival structure built in 1825. Brattleboro was the site of the first settlement in Vermont in 1724 at Fort Dummer. The town was once home to Rudyard Kipling. In Wilmington you can visit nearby Molly Stark State Park and Mount Snow. You'll also visit the charming old villages of Bennington, North Bennington, Manchester, Dorset, and East Rupert with their numerous sites, parks, forests, and activity centers. This eTrail contains everything you need to getaway for a quick daytrip or a long weekend jaunt. A route map is included and as are suggestions for the best things to do, places to eat, and places to stay.
Daytrips and Getaway Weekends in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine

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Daytrips and Getaway Weekends in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine

by Patricia and Robert Foulke (The Globe Pequot Press)

This itinerary visits many towns and villages in southern Vermont. Grafton is a lovely village, restored beginning in 1963 by the Windham Foundation. Money earned by businesses in town is plowed right back into the maintenance of the village. It looks very nineteenth-century, with nary a power line or utility pole in sight. In Townshend you’ll find the longest covered bridge in Vermont—Scott Bridge—spanning the West River. It was constructed in 1870 and extends 276 feet. Newfane is one of the loveliest towns in the state. The Windham County Court House, in Newfane Village Center, is a Greek Revival structure built in 1825.

Brattleboro was the site of the first settlement in Vermont in 1724 at Fort Dummer. The town was once home to Rudyard Kipling. In Wilmington you can visit nearby Molly Stark State Park and Mount Snow. You'll also visit the charming old villages of Bennington, North Bennington, Manchester, Dorset, and East Rupert with their numerous sites, parks, forests, and activity centers. This eTrail contains everything you need to getaway for a quick daytrip or a long weekend jaunt. A route map is included and as are suggestions for the best things to do, places to eat, and places to stay.

©  Patricia and Robert Foulke/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Brattleboro
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions and dining are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Grafton, Townshend, Newfane, Brattleboro, Wilmington, Bennington, North Bennington, Manchester, & Dorset/East Rupert, VT

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