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.
Bromley Adventure Parks
Mountain Adventure Park encompasses all you've always loved about Vermont's Summer Adventure! The Alpine Slides, Trampoline Things, Climbing Wall, Mini Golf, Space Bikes, Giant Swing, Big Splash Waterslide, Twin Spin, Scenic chair lift rides and Kidzone fun park for the little guys are great for a whole day of fun on their own!
If that's not enough, our NEW Aerial Adventure Park is scheduled to open in July! Climb, glide & slide through the canopy on 5 different courses of ropes, ziplines & bridges. Explore Bromley from a whole new angle!
Sun Mountain Flyer is a 50 mph, half mile long thrill! They have 4 tracks of straight up awesome flight to satisfy your craving for adventure!
Visit their website for more information and e-coupons.
Okemo Mountain Resort's Adventure Zone
A scenic hour's drive away from the Brattleboro North KOA you'll find Okemo Mountain Resort's Adventure Zone. This southern Vermont attraction excites kids and adults alike with its many Ziplines, Aerial Thrills, Disc and Mini Golf, Segway Trails, and the Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster- Yankee Magazine's pick for Best Downhill Ride in New England. When planning your visit don't forget to check for festivals, fairs, live music, or any of the many other events held at Okemo Mountain throughout the summer.
White Water Rafting and Funyaks
Crab Apple Whitewater is pleased to bring you five different white water rafting adventures. River rafting trips range from mild to WILD, full or half-day in rafts and inflatable kayaks. From beginners to more experienced rafters, they will enjoy taking your family down these beautiful rivers. Their beautiful base camp is located on the banks of the Deerfield River along the Mohawk Trail in Charlemont, MA which is 45 minutes from the campground.
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
Connecticut River Cruise
Just 20 miles from the Brattleboro KOA is Northfield Mountain, MA. There you can board the Quinnetukut II, Northfield Mountains 44-seat riverboat. The "QII" makes 12-mile round trips through the enchanting French King Gorge, and on to historic Barton Cove home to nesting bald eagles and the site of a former dinosaur track quarry. An on-board interpreter narrates each cruise, offering information on the culture, habitats, and natural history of this spectacular stretch of river.
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
The Big E: Eastern States Exposition
The Big E, the largest fair in the Northeast, is coming to West Springfield, MA. It's a New England extravaganza with The Big E Super Circus, The Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, Farm-A-Rama, competitive exhibits, rides, shopping, crafts, and daily parades. As the site of the Fairs major concerts, the Comcast Arena Stage seats over 6,000 people and provides a large open-air location for ticketed and free performances by top-name talent on weekends during the Fair. Youll also find daily entertainment on the Court of Honor Stage located in front of the Coliseum. Free performances take place all day long. Eastern States Exposition is 90 minutes from the campground.
Vermont Life Wine & Harvest Festival Wilmington, Vermont.
Top Ten Fall Event - The 6th Annual Vermont Life Wine & Harvest Festival Wilmington, Vermont. September 19-21, 2014 This is a weekend showcase for Vermont wines, Vermont specialty foods and artisans of all types celebrating the rich uniqueness, quality and ingenuity of Vermont producers. Set in the backdrop of our world renowned Vermont fall foliage; attendees will discover, savor and enjoy Vermont vintners, small specialty food producers, painters, publishers, cheese makers, potters, jewelers, chefs, photographers and farmers.
Chester Fall Craft Festival on the Green
The charm and elegance of the Chester Village Green will come to life as it hosts the 39th Annual Fall Craft Festival. Chosen as one of the Most Beautiful Villages of New England, the Chester Village Green is surrounded by an absolutely delightful array of historic architecture dating back over 200 years, and quaint, country necessities like quintessential country stores, antique shops, art galleries and more!
The Chester Annual Craft Fair is a celebration of Vermonts gifted artisans, Chesters unique history, Vermonts matchless beauty and its timeless, rural traditions. Over 70 artisans, craftspeople and tantalizing food purveyors from across Vermont and New England, will grace the green
Brattleboro Literary Festival - October 2-5, 2014.
The 13th Annual Brattleboro Literary Festival, Brattleboro Vermont, 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 250 authors, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, Newbery Medal, and the Caldecott Medal. It is a four day celebration of books with readings, discussions, and special events; all free.
Vermont Open Studio Weekend
Leaf peepers love Vermont in autumn, traveling the state to see the brilliant show of reds, oranges and yellows shimmering in the mountains and valleys. While looking for peak foliage, however, they also can take advantage of many special events during their stay, one of which is the Vermont Fall Open Studio Weekend.Over October 4th and 5th, craftspeople and artists at 127 sites in every region of Vermont will open their studios to the public. Iconic bright yellow Open Studio signs are posted along the roads to guide visitors to the studios. Visitors are offered a behind-the-scenes look at the workspaces of glassblowers, weavers, sculptors, potters, woodworkers, printmakers, jewelers, furniture makers, painters, quilters, and other makers.