Attractions

Top Choice Farm in Manchester

Merck Forest & Farmland Center

Encompassing over 2700 acres of high-country meadow and forest, this sprawling farm and environmental education center is a blissful place to experience Vermont's natural beauty and agricultural heritage. The park's…
Top Choice State Park in Southern Vermont

Jamaica State Park

With a long riverside hiking trail and campsites directly adjacent to the rushing West River, this is one of only two riverside state parks in Vermont. It's especially popular with kayakers and rafters for its annua…
Top Choice Historic Site in Manchester

Hildene

Outside Manchester, the 24-room Georgian Revival mansion of Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham and Mary Lincoln, is a national treasure. Lincoln family members lived here until 1975, when it was converted into a mu…
Top Choice Market in Brattleboro

Brattleboro Farmers Market

Offering a crash course in Vermont food, the market has more than 50 local vendors selling cheese, free-range beef and lamb, honey, pastries, maple syrup, fruit, veggies and healthy snacks to nibble on as you wander…
Museum in Bennington

Bennington Museum

Between downtown and Old Bennington, this ever-expanding museum offers 14 galleries of ongoing and changing exhibits. It features the world’s largest collections of Grandma Moses paintings and Bennington pottery, al…
Museum in Bennington

Park-McCullough House Museum

Just off VT 67A in North Bennington, this magnificent 35-room mansion, built in 1865, is filled with period furnishings and a fine collection of antique dolls, toys and carriages. Stroll the grounds (free of charge)…
Historic Site in Bennington

Old First Church

Gracing the center of Old Bennington, this historic church was built in 1805 in Palladian style. Its churchyard holds the remains of five Vermont governors, numerous American Revolution soldiers and poet Robert Fros…
Farm in Brattleboro

Robb Family Farm

Run by the same family for more than a century, this 400-acre farm hosts maple-sugaring demonstrations in early spring; it also offers free sugar-house tours and sells maple products and organic beef in its gift sho…
Museum in Bennington

Robert Frost Stone House Museum

When he moved his family to Shaftsbury (4 miles north of Bennington), poet Robert Frost was 46 years old and at the height of his career. This modest museum opens a window into the poet's life, with one entire room …
Farm in Brattleboro

Retreat Petting Farm

Pet, groom and say hello to over four dozen barnyard animals at this farm 1 mile north of town on VT 30. Look for the large cluster of red barns (or listen for the goats!). Out back, you can also walk, run, bike, sk…