Attractions In Grafton Village
Cheese-lovers be warned: once you visit the Grafton Village Cheese Co., you may never want to leave. Grafton Village Cheese handcrafts aged Vermont cheddar in many varieties to satisfy all palates.
Just half a mile from the Inn on Townshend Road, you’ll find the Grafton Cheese production facility where on select days you can watch the cheese being made and learn about the history of cheese making in Grafton.
Looking for the perfect page turner to read on our front porch? The Grafton Public Library offers a wide selection of books and a variety of services and materials, including a variety of magazines and periodicals. Guests of the Grafton Inn are always welcome to stop by to browse the stacks and check out a good book.
With 2,000 acres of amazing scenery, trails, and grounds, Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center is a can’t miss attraction for any visitor to the Grafton Inn. In the summer months, enjoy mountain biking, a bike terrain park, running, hiking, and summer camps for kids. In the winter, you can conquer 15k of groomed Nordic ski trails, 10k of snowshoeing trails, and a 600-foot snow tubing hill. Plus, all guests of the Grafton Inn can enjoy complimentary use of Grafton Ponds’s facilities!
Get in touch with the animals of rural Vermont — behind the Windham Foundation offices on Townshend Road, a sheep exhibit explains the importance of the sheep industry to Grafton. Don’t forget to stop into the adjoining barn to pet the lambs!
More Attractions in Southern Vermont
Green Mountain Railroad in Bellows Falls, Vt.
30 minutes — Take a ride aboard the Green Mountain Railroad and experience our beautiful Green Mountain State from the rails. From special foliage tours to trips through southern Vermont, your find beauty, laughs, and maybe even some tasty grub aboard this historical train.
King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vt.
1 hour — Calling all bread buffs: head up to Norwich, Vt. to visit the flagship campus of King Arthur Flour. Grab a snack in the Baker’s Store or learn the craft of bread baking yourself with classes at their state-of-the-art Baking Education Center.
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Tours in Waterbury, Vt.
2 hours — If you don’t mind spending a little extra time in the car, make the tow-hour drive up to the Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Waterbury Center. Their thirty-minute guided tour of the factory offers visitors of all ages a chance to learn how all their favorite flavors get made. Not to mention, the factory’s seat atop a hill in Waterbury makes for a great spot to dig into some ice cream.