Vintage Vermont Village
A HISTORIC DOWNTOWN
Find the unusual in shops, eateries, galleries and inns. Nestled in the mountains, Wilmington is a working, vintage village that has evolved from its mill town roots to an engaging and entertaining town center.
At the only stoplight on Route 9 between Brattleboro and Bennington, Wilmington is the nearest Vermont skiing destination for major East Coast cities. Mount Snow, Timber Creek and The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain provide both alpine and cross-country skiing. Walk or hike miles miles of woodland trails, and paddle with the Zoar Adventure Center on one of the many lakes where fishing and boating abound.
Summer celebrates the best of farm-to-table culture: fiddleheads, blueberries, wine & harvest, and Farmer’s Day Festivals. The walk-able downtown leads to a dozen eateries: from breakfast at the Old Red Mill Inn, Dot’s Diner on the way to Lake Harriman, or a quick bite or drink après-ski at Jezebel's. If you'd like to take more time, there's also multi-course dining at The Anchor, Folly, Cask & Kiln and Mangia e Beve.
The acoustically wonderful Memorial Hall hosts performances from puppet shows to folk, rock and jazz, along with community events including lectures, readings and crafts. Check out the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum on Hogback Mountain or the local historical society, and venture into the McGrath or Wright Galleries to see painters at their craft.
Local boutiques round out a selection of gifts, homewares and clothing including specialty stores such as Quaigh Designs, The Vermont Bowl Company and the Norton Quilt House. Bartleby’s bookshelves are stacked with the latest for a rainy-day read – and feature a great selection of children’s books.
Make Wilmington your home base to explore the natural wonder of Southern Vermont—it's just a tank away.