Recreation

 

 

Zoar Outdoor Adventure Center

 

From the Valley Trail to Lake Whitingham, Mount Snow to the Deerfield River, Southern Vermont holds a tremendous variety of terrain, scenery and opportunities for adventure.

 

We want to help you explore the area and reconnect with friends and family. Depending on your level of experience or desire for adventure, we offer kayak, stand-up paddleboard, bike, raft and zipline trips in the summer as well as snowshoe and xc ski trips and rentals in the winter.

 

In addition, we sell the gear you'll need to outfit your adventure from warm comfortable fleece to state-of-the-art GoPro cameras. It's a big world in our little corner of paradise and we hope you'll help us explore it!

 

Stop by our new location at 36 West Main Street in WIlmington. Visit us on the web at www.zoaroutdoor.com. Start your adventure today!

 

 

North Star Bowl & Mini Golf

 

Welcome to North Star Bowl located on Route 100 North in Wilmington, VT. Stop in to try Candlepin bowling, a New England tradition, or to experience our brand new covered Miniature Golf Course that's open year-round!

 

We also have an arcade with prizes for the kids, pool, and a full dining area. Stop on by or give us a call at 802-464-5148

Attractions

 

 

Historical Society of Windham County

 

The Historical Society of Windham County was formed on August 23, 1927 “to stimulate interest of present and future generations in the history of the County and its several townships and acquire a more intimate knowledge of the methods, customs, hardships, and triumphs of our present ancestry.”

 

 The organization was incorporated August 10, 1933. Once the Society began receiving artifacts, there became a need for storing and displaying them. The Society members began a building fund and the cornerstorne of the present Museum was laid August 5, 1936.

 

The museum is located on the main street (Route 30) in Newfane, one of the most picturesque villages in Vermont and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As the Shire Town, Newfane is home not only to the Historical Society of Windham County, but the Windham County Court House as well as the Windham County Sheriff’s Department, both buildings dating back to the early 1800’s.

Robert Frost Stone House Museum

 

The Robert Frost Stone House Museum is a literary landmark, only minutes away from Frost's gravesite in Bennington. It was opened in 2002 to honor America's favorite poet. Frost lived in the Stone House in South Shaftsbury, Vermont from 1920 to 1929. Here, Frost composed many of the pieces that became part of New Hampshire, his first Pulitzer Prize winning volume that included "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."

Built in 1769, the house was considered historic before the Frost period. It is a rare example of colonial architecture made of native stone and timber. It has changed little since Frost's time and remains in excellent condition. The house sits on 7 acres and features many Frostian associations including stone walls, birch trees, a timbered barn and some of Frost's original apple trees. Many poignant episodes in Frost's life happened in this house.


Visit the Stone House on your next trip to New England. Frost is in the air!

 

Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival 2017

 

Do you love all things blue? Well, the Blueberry Festival is the place for you!

Berries, vintage cars, music, and food. If it’s blue, it’s probably happening in the Mount Snow area towns of Wilmington, Whitingham, and Dover in late July and early August.


The Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival is the culmination of a community effort coordinated by Janet Boyd from Boyd Family Farm in Wilmington and the Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce, of which dozens of businesses, organizations and individuals have created blueberry or blue themed events happening the first ten days of August.


Visitors to the Valley will find a Big Blue Parade, a Blue Street Fair, children's activities, jam making, blueberry themed specials in the local eateries, blue music events, a blue car auto show, blueberry bake sales, blue beer, special “Blues fees” at Mount Snow’s Golf Course as well as pick your own blueberry opportunities.

 

Strolling of the Heifers

 

Strolling of the Heifers is a non-profit organization with the mission of connecting people with healthy local food, encouraging and facilitating innovation and entrepreneurship in the farm/food sector, and supporting the development of stronger local food systems and healthy, sharing, connected and resilient communities.

 

This annual Southern Vermont is a one-of-a-kind experience! Between the parade, the expo, various vendors, and fun activities, there is a little something for everyone in the family at this event.

 

Whitingham Maple Festival

 

Visit www.whitingham-maplefest.us.

 

The Maple Festival celebrates an important aspect of Whitingham's economic and cultural heritage. Seven of our Whitingham sugar makers have graciously opened the doors of their sugar houses, and given their time so residents, visitors, and guests alike will gain a better understanding and appreciation of 'the art and science' of maple syrup and sugar making and the historical importance of 'sugaring' to our town.

 

New this year will be a self-guided tour of 8 Whitingham Artisans.

 

Vermont Maple Museum

 

The Vermont Maple Museum is one of Brattleboro's hidden treasures.

 

Come in and enjoy the cozy rustic feeling of a true Vermont store. We carry Corse Farm maple products, including gallon jugs, decorative bottles and maple sugar treats. At the Vermont Maple museum you'll also find a wide range of specialty gifts, cheeses, jams, baskets, collectables and signs, or something to spruce up your country home. Come visit the Vermont Maple Museum, a little gem on Marlboro road in Brattleboro

QueChee Balloon Festival

 

Once again, the skies over Quechee and the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire will be filled with hot air balloons ushering in the annual Quechee hot air balloon, craft & music Festival, the longest running hot air balloon festivals in New England.

 

Don’t miss this exciting festival featuring up to 20 hot air balloons with five flights scheduled throughout the festival and additional tethered rides during the day.

 

Enjoy continuous music and entertainment for all ages, and over 60 craft artisans and commercial vendors. Children’s activities include train rides, a bounce house and more. And of course there will be festival food with local healthy options and a beer and wine garden, with more surprises on site!

Southern Vermont Natural History Museum

 

The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum fosters an interest in nature, the environment and the natural sciences through exhibition and educational activities.

 

The museum displays one of New England's largest collections of native species along with live animal exhibits, ecology, geology and natural history exhibits. With nearby access to over 600 protected acres of hiking trails, the family fun and adventure can continue outside year-round.

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