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.
One Day Visit Map and Suggestions
Passing through or just want a quick Vermont experience? We have a suggested tour and map that will fill that one day beautifully. Just ask for one at registration.
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
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
Free Concerts on the Lawn in Putney
Starting late May and continuing every other Sunday from 5:30 to 7:30, the Twilight on the Tavern Lawn Series of concerts brings the best of southern Vermont groups to Putney. (Just 3 miles north on Route 5.) Music flavors include Celtic, jazz, rock, funk, and blues. Bring a chair or blanket; food is available, Rain location is Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill.
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.
Marlboro Music Festival
The 62st Annual Marlboro Music Festival, Marlboro, Vermont. Mid July to mid August. Marlboro Music is recognized as todays preeminent center for advanced musical studies. It is credited for its pivotal role in the development of chamber music in the U.S., and for training generations of musical leaders.
Bennington Battle Festivities and Parade
The Battle of Bennington took place on August 16, 1777, during the Revolutionary War. A victory for the American forces, the Battle of Bennington marked a turning point for America in their quest for independence it was the first of several triumphs that forced the surrender of the British forces. Although the battle is named for Bennington, the fighting took place just over the border in New York.
Renactement and Parade.
Guilford Fair Labor Day Weekend
Guilford Fair, Guilford Vermont. August 31- September 1 2014. This is a farmers fair with horse show, horse pulling, cattle show, live music, crafts, carnival, lots of demonstrations, children's events.