Things to do Nearby

(within an hour’s drive)

Art Galleries

  • Gallery North Star, Grafton, Vt. – Fine Art Gallery – www.gnsgrafton.com
  • Hunter Gallery, Grafton, Vt. – Fine Art Gallery – (802) 843-1440
  • Jud Hartmann Gallery, Grafton, Vt. – bronze sculpture – www.judhartmanngallery.com

Antiques / Flea Markets

  • Visit the Vermont Antiques Dealers Association website.
  • Newfane Flea Market, Newfane, Vt. – largest Flea Market in Vt. Open May-Oct. – 802-365-4000

Attractions

Books / Reading

Entertainment (Misc.)

Gardens / Farms

Golf

  • Bellows Falls Country Club (9 hole) – Rockingham, Vt. – (802) 463-9809 – bellowsfallscountryclub.com
  • Crown Point Country Club (18 holes), Springfield, Vt., – www.crownpointcc.com
  • Hooper Golf Club (9 hole) – Walpole, NH – (603) 756-4020
  • Tater Hill Golf Club (18 hole) – www.okemo.com (closest to The Old Tavern)

Hiking

  • Appalachian Trail (Long Trail), Vermont, Vermont’s piece of the AT is 150 miles. Elevation ranges from 400-4100 feet and is named the Long Trail.  www.greenmountainclub.org
  • Grafton Ponds – www.graftonponds.com
  • Grafton Village Park & the Nature Trails at the Nature Museum, Grafton
  • Retreat Trails, Brattleboro, Vt. – a nine-mile recreational trail network. Five area entries, including one at the Retreat Petting Farm. www.windham-foundation.org

Historic Themed / Historic Sites

Ice Skating

  • Living Memorial Park Skating Rink, Brattleboro, Vt. – Public times offered. See the schedule.
  • Retreat Meadow, Brattleboro, Vt. – Weather permitting. www.brattleborochamber.org
  • Riley Rink, Manchester, Vt. – Rte 7A – (802) 362-0150. rileyrink.com
  • Vermont Academy Rink, Saxtons River, Vt. – Public Skating 2-3:30 Sundays in winter – (802) 869-6200

Kids Stuff

  • Bromley Mountain – Fun Zone in summer – www.bromley.com/
  • Grafton Ponds – nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snow tubing, summer camps, hiking, canoeing, biking, fishing – www.graftonponds.com
  • Montshire Museum – Norwich, Vt. – hands-on science museum – www.montshire.net
  • Okemo Mountain – Summer Fun Zone – www.okemo.com
  • Nature Museum at Grafton – www.nature-museum.org/
  • Retreat Petting Farm – Brattleboro, Vt. – More than 50 animals to visit – www.theretreatfarm.com
  • Fishing – Grafton, Vt. – Windham Foundation pond. Fishing for age 12 and younger.
  • The Scoop – Grafton, Vt. – Seasonal ice cream stand.
  • Vermont Institute of Natural Science – Quechee, Vt. – hiking, birds of prey exhibits, nature’s playground. www.vinsweb.org.

Maple Syrup

Movies

Museums

Quilting Shops

Shopping

Skiing/Snowboarding

Sleigh Rides/Trail Rides

Snowmobile Rentals/Tours

Spas

Swimming

  • Grafton Inn swim pond (summer)
  • Grafton Ponds pond (summer)
  • Rockingham Recreation Center, Bellows Falls, Vt. — Pool open in summer – www.rockbf.org
  • Southern Vermont Health & Recreation Center, Springfield, Vt. – Indoor pool – www.myreccenter.org

Tennis

  • Indoor Tennis – West River Tennis & Fitness Center – South Londonderry, VT – (802) 824-3688
  • Platform tennis and standard tennis courts – Grafton Inn

Tubing/Sledding

Yoga/Pilates