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A Day in Brattleboro

  • A Day in Brattleboro
  • Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
  • Brattleboro Farmer's Market
  • T. J. Buckley's
  • hogback
  • Connecticut River
  • Latchis Theater
  • McNeill's Brewery
  • Just 10 miles from Marlboro, Brattleboro is a laid-back, open-minded city that straddles the line between cultural capital and small town. It can be experienced in a day, yet it provides more possibilities than some places twice its size.

    Walkable, shop-lined Main Street is everything that streets of that name used to be. Half a day can be pleasantly whiled away poking in and out of its independent shops and cafés. Counter and consumer culture converge happily in Brattleboro, with used bookstores, record shops and hemp clothiers comfortably co-existing alongside high-end gift stores and galleries.

  • Artistically-inclined visitors will find a lot to love in Brattleboro. Consistently ranked among the top 25 small art towns in America, it’s full of artisan shops, galleries and local arts and crafts vendors. Be sure to devote part of your day to the underrated Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Housed in a nearly century-old rail station, it spotlights local and international artists with an emphasis on the contemporary.

  • The Brattleboro Farmers’ Market is a quintessential Vermont experience—friendly, colorful and overflowing with fresh food and community spirit. Local vendors offer an array of produce, meats, cheeses and crafts as well as prepared meals. Open Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm.

  • Foodies will fall for the fresh, farm to table flavors at T.J. Buckley’s. Experience Vermont gourmet dining at its finest, in a beautifully renovated trolley car. Reservations strongly recommended.

  • For outstanding green mountain views, travel the Molly Stark Trail west from Marlboro to Hogback Mountain. This scenic byway, also known as Route 9, offers classic countryside views culminating at Mt. Olga and the Hogback Mountain Visitor Center. Also on the premises are a gift shop, information center and the charming Southern Vermont Natural History Museum.

  • Head down to the Connecticut River, where you can rent a vessel from the Vermont Canoe Touring Center, take a narrated river cruise on the “Belle of Brattleboro” tour boat or simply stroll alongside the Connecticut via the walkway running from downtown parallel to Route 119. The path leads across two bridges and the river island and also offers access to nearby Mount Wantastiquet.

  • The historic Latchis Theater hosts a steady stream of popular and art-house films, concerts, art exhibitions and more.

  • No visit to Brattleboro, however short, is complete without a visit to McNeill’s Brewery, a rustic local favorite that’s been at the vanguard of Vermont’s microbrew revolution.

A Day in Brattleboro Brattleboro Museum & Art Center Brattleboro Farmer's Market T. J. Buckley's hogback Connecticut River Latchis Theater McNeill's Brewery
  • A Day in Brattleboro
  • Just 10 miles from Marlboro, Brattleboro is a laid-back, open-minded city that straddles the line between cultural capital and small town. It can be experienced in a day, yet it provides more possibilities than some places twice its size.

    Walkable, shop-lined Main Street is everything that streets of that name used to be. Half a day can be pleasantly whiled away poking in and out of its independent shops and cafés. Counter and consumer culture converge happily in Brattleboro, with used bookstores, record shops and hemp clothiers comfortably co-existing alongside high-end gift stores and galleries.

  • Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
  • Artistically-inclined visitors will find a lot to love in Brattleboro. Consistently ranked among the top 25 small art towns in America, it’s full of artisan shops, galleries and local arts and crafts vendors. Be sure to devote part of your day to the underrated Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Housed in a nearly century-old rail station, it spotlights local and international artists with an emphasis on the contemporary.

  • Brattleboro Farmer's Market
  • The Brattleboro Farmers’ Market is a quintessential Vermont experience—friendly, colorful and overflowing with fresh food and community spirit. Local vendors offer an array of produce, meats, cheeses and crafts as well as prepared meals. Open Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm.

  • T. J. Buckley's
  • Foodies will fall for the fresh, farm to table flavors at T.J. Buckley’s. Experience Vermont gourmet dining at its finest, in a beautifully renovated trolley car. Reservations strongly recommended.

  • hogback
  • For outstanding green mountain views, travel the Molly Stark Trail west from Marlboro to Hogback Mountain. This scenic byway, also known as Route 9, offers classic countryside views culminating at Mt. Olga and the Hogback Mountain Visitor Center. Also on the premises are a gift shop, information center and the charming Southern Vermont Natural History Museum.

  • Connecticut River
  • Head down to the Connecticut River, where you can rent a vessel from the Vermont Canoe Touring Center, take a narrated river cruise on the “Belle of Brattleboro” tour boat or simply stroll alongside the Connecticut via the walkway running from downtown parallel to Route 119. The path leads across two bridges and the river island and also offers access to nearby Mount Wantastiquet.

  • Latchis Theater
  • The historic Latchis Theater hosts a steady stream of popular and art-house films, concerts, art exhibitions and more.

  • McNeill's Brewery
  • No visit to Brattleboro, however short, is complete without a visit to McNeill’s Brewery, a rustic local favorite that’s been at the vanguard of Vermont’s microbrew revolution.


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