The Stratton Area of Southern Vermont is an excellent place for a family vacation. Vermont winter events are unparalleled and Vermont summer events include everything from horse shows to theatre. From Stratton Mountain Resort to Manchester, Jamaica, and Peru, you’ll find the fun your family is looking for.
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Stratton Mountain was founded in 1962 with a distinctive Austrian flare. Many original Stratton Skiers bought land and built chalet style homes. Located off the access road there are a number of these older chalets. As time has passed, many have been updated and homes of many different styles have evolved.
In the late 1980's Stratton developed High Meadow, an upscale development of 1 acre lots, many with views of Stratton's slopes and overlooking the golf course. Stratton resort provides a winter shuttle from these Stratton resort homes to the base area.
Things to Do in and near Stratton...
Gale Meadows Pond & Wildlife Management Area – fishing, swimming, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing
The Bondville Fair, Bondville - (right down the road from our office!) The fair takes place in August and includes food, entertainment, truck pulls, animals and more.
Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton - Skiing, mountain, ski resort, snowboarding, and winter sports
Stratton Escape Room, Stratton
Now doing live scavenger hunts during the pandemic.
Stratton Mountain Golf Course, Stratton – A scenic and challenging championship 27-hole course that played host to six LPGA tournaments.
Hildene: the Lincoln Family Home, Manchester - View the Lincoln home, restored Pullman car, goat dairy, Dene Farm and walking trails. 1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, Vermont 05254, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 800·578·1788 (9.2 miles from Stratton Mountain)
Green Mountain Falconry School, Manchester
3567 Main Street Route 7A The Equinox Resort & Spa, Manchester, VT 05254
9.2 miles from Stratton Mountain
Orvis Fly Fishing School, Manchester
4182 Main St, Manchester, VT 05254-4182
9 miles from Stratton Mountain
Equinox Preservation Trust, Manchester
The Equinox Preserve consists of over 914 acres on the slopes of Mt Equinox in Manchester, VT. It is open to the public for year-round, non-motorized recreation. Over 11 miles of marked and maintained trails provide access to these unique mountainous woodlands.
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
930 SVAC Drive West Road, Manchester, VT
Founded more than 50 years ago by a group of local artists, the cultural center includes a beautiful Georgian mansion that showcases changing exhibits, the Arkell Pavilion, a performing arts center and the Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum, which houses the center's permanent collection of more than 700 paintings.
Jamaica State Park, Jamaica – Open April 30th to 2nd week in October
Camping, hiking, biking, swimming, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fishing and access to the West River. 48 Salmon Hole Lane, Jamaica, VT 05343
Ball Mountain Dam & Lake, Jamaica – open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Entrance is on Route 30 heading to Jamaica from Winhall. Panoramic views from the overlook area at the dam offer sightseers, photographers, picnickers, and hikers pleasing views of Stratton and Bromley Mountains. Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, biking, wildlife viewing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling throughout the campground on almost 10 miles of trails.
Hamilton Falls Trails, Waterfalls, & Nature Area, Londonderry – Hiking, swimming, wildlife viewing. From Jamaica, travel a half mile east on Depot Street. After the park entrance, bear right to the large parking lot. Begin on Railroad Bed Trail; trailhead is in the northwest corner by the picnic area. Hike it 2.5 miles to Cobb Brook then another mile to the Hamilton Falls. OR from Windham, travel north a mile or so on Baker Hill Road turning left (west) onto Burbee Pond Road. Take this a very short distance making another left onto West Windham Road. Note: when the road forks, bear left. This will take you to the Hamilton Natural Area and the Hamilton Falls.
Lowell Lake State Park, Londonderry
Hiking, fishing, picnicking, swimming kayaking, canoeing, wildlife viewing.
260 Ice House Road, Londonderry, VT 05148
Magic Mountain, Londonderry
Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy skiing, boarding and tubing on the mountain, in addition to sleigh-rides, cross-country and snowshoeing nearby. Route 11
Viking Nordic Center, Londonderry
Viking Nordic Center's acclaimed trail system winds through beautiful Vermont countryside, with scenic vistas, past beaver ponds and along the West River. Our 27 kilometers of ski trails are groomed for both skate skiing and classic skiing and offer terrain for all abilities. We also offer 4 kilometers of dedicated snowshoe trails. We also offer night skiing, group and individual lessons, and equipment rentals.
Taylor Farm, Londonderry
825 VT-11, Londonderry
Taylor Farm is a 180-year-old working dairy farm located in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont. They make delicious gouda cheese which you can buy in their farm shop. In addition to dairy cows, they have Scottish Highlanders, chickens, goats, rabbits, and pigs. They also offer sleigh rides pulled by Belgian horses.
Visit Bromley, Vermont’s Mountain Adventure Park, home to countless rides and attractions including the legendary Triple Track Alpine Slide, the Big Splash Waterslide, The Giant Swing, Mini Golf and more. Plus, don’t miss the forested, five-acre, 60-element Aerial Adventure Park rated best treetop play by the Boston Globe or the Woods and Meadows, 18-hole Disc Golf Course.
Emerald Lake State Park, Dorset
65 Emerald Lake Ln, East Dorset
Emerald Lake State Park is a 430-acre state park in East Dorset, Vermont, and is the home of 20-acre Emerald Lake, called such because of its emerald color. Activities includes swimming, non-motorized boating, camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking, bicycling, wildlife watching, and winter sports.
Dorset Theatre Festival, Dorset
104 Cheney Rd, Dorset
Professional performing-arts theater, producing new & classic plays for more than 30 years.
Weston Playhouse, Weston
The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company is a non-profit 501c(3) organization dedicated to producing diverse theatrical and cultural events that enrich the lives of our community and the broad region we serve, with education and outreach programs for all ages, including training programs, play development and retreats.
New England Falconry, Woodstock
You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Each activity is always unpredictable and exciting, especially the incomparable thrill of a raptor returning to your glove. (Our admin participated & highly recommends this activity!)
V.I.N.S, 149 Nature’s Way Quechee, VT
Nature Center featuring a Forest Canopy Walk, Education & Outreach, Wild Bird Rehabilitation, Live Raptor Programs, Exhibits, Nature Trails & Store.
Mountain View Ranch, Danby VT
Year-Round Guided Horseback Trail Rides. Come experience year-round, multi-seasonal views in the beautiful mountains of Vermont! All skill levels welcome.
Honora Winery & Vineyard, Jacksonville, VT.
Come in and enjoy a wine tasting at Honora's Jacksonville tasting room. Our outdoor space provides you with picnic tables and a scenic view of majestic pines reflecting on the pond.
For snowmobiling, Alpine Tours on Stratton Mountain, 802.379.1483, offers moonlight tours, family tours and more, and they can cater something exclusively for your party, just ask.
Experience the thrill and excitement of a dog sledding adventure in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont! Husky Works Mushing Company's team of friendly Siberian huskies will take you on an exhilarating ride on a network of groomed woods trails. With a Musher as your guide, you will get a chance to witness true working sled dogs in action while doing what they love to do… run! For more information contact Jeremy and Laura at 802.896.3478.
Somerset Reservoir, located at the end of a 10-mile gravel road north of Vermont Route 9 in the townships of Stratton and Somerset, is the largest undeveloped water body in Vermont. Having more than 16 miles of shoreline, and covering 1,600 acres, its broad northern reaches with 12 scattered islands and several winding channels offer remote fishing and paddling unmatched outside the Adirondacks or the down-east coast of Maine.