Area Happenings

Wilmington, Vermont

Crossroads Vermont Village – Molly Stark Byway Project
Wilmington Vermont has a history rich in cattle and sheep farming, foresting, and stone walls. Situated at the crossroads of Routes 100 and 9, along the Deerfield River, Wilmington was a major transportation byway joining north, south, east and west bound traders and travelers. By the early 1900’s, Wilmington became a popular tourist destination, luring the city dwellers to cooler ground in the summers to enjoy the areas numerous lakes, rivers and streams.

Today, many of the historic buildings are home to shops, restaurants and offices, maintaining much of their original charm.

The Hermitage Club and Haystack Mountain

Southern New England’s first, upscale  private ski resort located on haystack mountain can also be enjoyed as a hiking mountain and golf course, with more year round activities being created. Moments from FoxMeadow, Haystack mountain makes a beautiful scenic backdrop.
Hermitage Club

Harriman Reservoir, also known as Lake Whitingham

The Harriman Reservoir is over 8 miles long, has 28 miles of continuous coastline and, prior to the flood of 1936, meandered for miles and miles. Originally constructed by the electric company as a source of hydroelectric power, it became a well conserved recreational area, remaining undeveloped today. It is Vermont’s largest body of water, contained within its borders.

Marlborough, Vermont- Home to Hogback Mountain and the 100 mile mountain scape.

Just 15 minutes from Fox Meadow Retreat is Marlborough, Vermont home to the Marlborough Music Festival, Marlborough College, is on the way to Brattleboro and has beautiful scenic vistas and hiking trails.

Brattleboro, Vermont

Known as “The Gateway to Vermont” Brattleboro is one of Vermont’s largest towns, A vibrant and active community, Brattleboro is a transportation hub due to its proximity to the Connecticut River. Brattleboro is Vermont’s first Anglo-Saxon settlement, named for William Brattle, a minister and the man with the original land grant containing those now known as Brattleboro. Brattleboro is a working blend of traditional and counterculture boutiques, shops, restaurants, and professional services.

Bennington, Vermont, Home of Potter’s Yard, Bennington Monument

Bennington, Vermont enjoys a rich history, as a New England battleground during the revolutionary war. The close proximity to The Hudson river as well as its mineral rich deposits, made Bennington an ideal place to manufacture pottery. Originally made using an abundant source of red clay, in 1793, a Revolutionary War soldier named Capt. John Norton built Bennington’s first kiln. By the early 1800’s clay pottery was replaced with stoneware as it was more durable, and Norton’s  business enjoyed employing hundreds of people until 1858, when it went out of business and Bennington’s growth slowed. A walking tour is available.

Bennington Potters was opened in 1964 by a ceramic artist named David Gil, in a small unheated barn building, eventually expanding into a former Home Depot. Practical and collectible Bennington Potters is a must do during your stay in Southern Vermont.