Local Area Attractions
This corner of Vermont, with easy access to northern Massachusetts and southwestern New Hampshire, offers attractions for all ages and lifestyles. Choose from places that create thrills, inspiration, relaxation, fulfillment, joy, and memories. The order of the listing is by proximity to our KOA with an eye towards grouping similar attractions.
Retreat Petting Farm
How would you like to hold a newly hatched chick? Feed a one ton oxen? Groom a miniature horse? Play with baby goats and lambs? Feed the piglets? Visit with the farmer? Drive toy trucks? Play in the old silo? And receive a kiss from a majestic llama! You can do that and much more at the Farm.
Open Memorial - Columbus Day
Wednesdays - Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 pm
Sundays 12 - 4 p.m.
Also open Mondays over Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day weekends from 12-4 p.m.
Next to Grafton Village Cheese Co. and Retreat Trails
Brattleboro Country Club
With roots stretching back to its founding in 1914, but a feel as contemporary as its 2000 remodeling, the Brattleboro Country Club is a 18-hole jewel of southern Vermont, member-owned but open to all who care to stroll its inviting fairways.
The Wayne Stiles-Steve Durkee design offers golfers the best of all possible worlds--variety as well as challenge, in a routing that skillfully blends short and long holes, elevated tee shots and daunting uphill treks, one potentially drivable par-4 and exciting par-3s, all in routinely superb conditioning in the wooded beauty of Vermont.
Book tee times on line.
Family Fishing Opportunities in Southern Vermont
Your kids are growing up so fast it wont be long before theyre on their own. What memories will you be able to share with them? Chances are they wont remember their best day of watching television, but take them fishing and youll make memories you can share for a lifetime.
Vermont offers many opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors while fishing with family and friends. Weve asked our experts, our fishery biologists, to compile this list of family-friendly fishing opportunities. Weve chosen locations across the state where kids can take their parents fishing and have an excellent chance of catching some fish using simple techniques.
Kids under the age of 15 can fish without a license and there is a special fishing license for youths 15 to 17 years old. Free Fishing Day, June 14th, 2014; anyone can fish in Vermont without a license.
On-line license link: https://www.vtfwdsales.com/online/index.php
West River Trail - a New Biking and Walking Resource along the River
From the lower section of the West River Trail! In case you didnt know, the Friends of the West River Trail (FWRT) now has the right of way for the land from the old West River Railroad bed from the parking area near the Marina in Brattleboro to the old quarry on Rice Farm Rd in Dummerston!
Great area to see birds like this blue heron.
Local Area Activities
Southern Vermont, western New Hampshire, and northern Massachusetts are within an easy grasp from our KOA. All of your five senses (six if you include happiness) will be used to their fullest as you experience what the area has to share.
Vermont Outdoor Fun
Choose from hiking, river tubing, swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. We even have directions to 'off the beaten path' spots for exploration and swimming. Vermont-style workouts are available for all fitness levels.
Covered Bridge Discovery
The two southern most counties in Vermont, Windham and Bennington, have 15 covered bridges. Within five miles of the campground, is the West Dummerston Covered Bridge, the longest continuously operating bridge (not for RV's!) in Vermont. There is a place to park and steps to access the river where one can relax or cool off in the clear West River.
Vermont has something for every type of rider: low traffic counts on roads with an unending mix of relaxed, country sweepers; technical twisties with challenge; remote dirt roads through forests; and rides that easily combine them all. Our people are open, friendly and helpful.
Performing and Visual Arts
Brattleboro has been voted among the 25 best arts destinations in the cities under 100,000 category by American Style Magazine for numerous years and is listed in John Villani's book, "The 100 Best Art Towns in America." Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Vermont Theatre Company, New England Youth Theater, Brattleboro Music Center, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Friends of Music at Guilford, Vermont Jazz Center, Marlboro Music Festival, many art galleries.
Dining - the Localvore Experience
Brattleboro and Putney are famous for its abundance of great and unusual restaurants. There you'll find everything from fine dining to a classic 50's diner to barbeque on outdoor tables by the riverside. You'll also find cuisine from the four corners of the globe and 'localvore' dishes prepared totally from ingredients grown or raised nearby.
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Vermont Open Craft Studio Weekend - Spring
It must be Open Studio Weekend when bright yellow signs appear along Vermont's roads over Memorial Day weekend, guiding visitors to studios of crafts people and fine artists across Vermont during the 2015 Open Studio Tour on May 23 and 24. Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of artists and craftspeople in their studios, some of which are only open to the public during this event. The self-guided Open Studio tour features the work of glassblowers, jewelers, printmakers, potters, furniture makers, weavers, ironworkers, painters, sculptors, quilt makers and wood carvers. Many galleries will host gallery talks and feature special exhibits in conjunction with this event.
Strolling Of the Heifers Parade and Festival
Stroll Weekend is filled with fun and education for the whole family, built around the world-famous agriculturally-themed Strolling of the Heifers Parade Saturday, June 6th, at 10 a.m. sharp on Brattleboros historic Main Street.
Watch scores of lovable heifer calves led by future farmers, followed by many other farm animals, bands, tractors, floats, clowns and much more. When its over, follow the crowd to our all-day 11-acre Live Green Expo for food, music, dance, demonstrations, exhibits and fun, all related to our mission of sustaining family farms by connecting people with healthy local food.
Tough Mudder New England 2015 at Mt Snow
Four years ago was the first Tough Mudder at Mt. Snow. It now has a reputation as being the toughest!
We have cozy cabins, great tent and RV sites, all with FREE HOT SHOWERS! Travel time to mountain is 40 minutes.
Mention you saw this notice on-line here or in Google Places and you'll get a free bundle of firewood to help warm those tired bones upon registration.
Yellow Barn Music Festival Putney
Top Ten Summer Event - 45th Yellow Barn Music Festival, Putney, Vermont. June- early August, 2014. Yellow Barn is a summer training program for young musicians embarking on careers as performers and educators and a vibrant festival of chamber music. The musicians who perform at Yellow Barn each summer include many of today's leading figures in chamber music as well as young professionals whose stars are on the rise.