Millicent and Tony’s guidebook: Brattleboro area

Millicent
Millicent and Tony’s guidebook: Brattleboro area

Entertainment / Arts

Wonderful productions. https://www.neyt.org/
New England Youth Theatre
100 Flat St
Wonderful productions. https://www.neyt.org/
Respected in the circus community world wide. Teaching professional students as well as local people of all ages. First building in the US that was purposely design for teaching flying trapeze and other aerial skills. Visitors can sign up for one-off classes or workshops . For example - Once a month they have Flight Night, where anyone can try their hand at flying trapeze. https://necenterforcircusarts.org/events/flight-nights/ - Every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm is Juggle Jam with local juggling master Tony Duncan... learn to juggle (he happens to be one of the hosts for this house). - See their calendar for more performing events and special classes at https://necenterforcircusarts.org/.
New England Center for Circus Arts
10 Town Crier Drive
Respected in the circus community world wide. Teaching professional students as well as local people of all ages. First building in the US that was purposely design for teaching flying trapeze and other aerial skills. Visitors can sign up for one-off classes or workshops . For example - Once a month they have Flight Night, where anyone can try their hand at flying trapeze. https://necenterforcircusarts.org/events/flight-nights/ - Every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm is Juggle Jam with local juggling master Tony Duncan... learn to juggle (he happens to be one of the hosts for this house). - See their calendar for more performing events and special classes at https://necenterforcircusarts.org/.
They have world class performers. https://vtjazz.org/upcoming-events/concerts/
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Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill
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They have world class performers. https://vtjazz.org/upcoming-events/concerts/
Range of wonderful music performance: Choral, folk and others. https://bmcvt.org/calendar/
Brattleboro Music Center
72 Blanche Moyse Way
Range of wonderful music performance: Choral, folk and others. https://bmcvt.org/calendar/
Our local renovated vaudeville theater. Current popular movies on 4 screens.. But also concerts and other events like Met opera simulcast
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Latchis Theatre
50 Main Street
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Our local renovated vaudeville theater. Current popular movies on 4 screens.. But also concerts and other events like Met opera simulcast
Interesting and diverse concerts and events. Usually inexpensive
The Stone Church
210 Main St
Interesting and diverse concerts and events. Usually inexpensive
Small venue that has performances, exhibits lectures and more
118 Elliot St
118 Elliot St
Small venue that has performances, exhibits lectures and more

Sightseeing

Apple picking, gorgeous farm, site for Stone Trust, where you can see many beautiful examples of uniquely crafted dry stone walls. Stone Trust, located on the property, is also a widely respected center for teaching dry stone walling. We are 1.25 miles from Scott Farm, close enough to walk via dirt road, past Rudyard Kipling's historical former Naulakha home.
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Scott Farm Orchard
707 Kipling Rd
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Apple picking, gorgeous farm, site for Stone Trust, where you can see many beautiful examples of uniquely crafted dry stone walls. Stone Trust, located on the property, is also a widely respected center for teaching dry stone walling. We are 1.25 miles from Scott Farm, close enough to walk via dirt road, past Rudyard Kipling's historical former Naulakha home.
The Stone Trust is respected world-wide for dry stone building craft. They offer courses and certification for novices to advanced professionals. The property has many beautiful and unique examples of dry stone constructions that you can walk around and look at. This is on the same property as Scott Farm Orchards, so you can see both in one stop. Web site: https://thestonetrust.org/
The Stone Trust
707 Kipling Rd
The Stone Trust is respected world-wide for dry stone building craft. They offer courses and certification for novices to advanced professionals. The property has many beautiful and unique examples of dry stone constructions that you can walk around and look at. This is on the same property as Scott Farm Orchards, so you can see both in one stop. Web site: https://thestonetrust.org/
This is a hands-on museum, where you can play their reed and pipe organs. Opens starting in May (closes for winter season). https://www.esteyorganmuseum.org/
Estey Organ Museum
108 Birge St
This is a hands-on museum, where you can play their reed and pipe organs. Opens starting in May (closes for winter season). https://www.esteyorganmuseum.org/

Food scene

Diner that locals have loved for a long time. Comfort food. Especially great for breakfast. In summer, they make great ice cream. Must pay cash.
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Chelsea Royal Diner
487 Marlboro Road
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Diner that locals have loved for a long time. Comfort food. Especially great for breakfast. In summer, they make great ice cream. Must pay cash.
Good brewery with large selection, good food, beautiful views over the Connecticut River and out to the mountains on the other side. There is a lovely outdoor eating deck. https://www.whetstonestation.com
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Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery
36 Bridge Street
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Good brewery with large selection, good food, beautiful views over the Connecticut River and out to the mountains on the other side. There is a lovely outdoor eating deck. https://www.whetstonestation.com
Farm to table, local food. The menu is often made on the same day, depending on the food that is available to the chef. About 15 minutes from our house going north. https://www.thegleanery.com/
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The Gleanery
133 Main Street
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Farm to table, local food. The menu is often made on the same day, depending on the food that is available to the chef. About 15 minutes from our house going north. https://www.thegleanery.com/
This is upscale, and awesome food (though still in a comfy and relaxed setting), around $50 per entree, that would cost 2x for the same quality elsewhere. The place is quite small inside, with few tables and it's best to get a reservation. https://tjbuckleysuptowndining.com/
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T. J. Buckley's
132 Elliot Street
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This is upscale, and awesome food (though still in a comfy and relaxed setting), around $50 per entree, that would cost 2x for the same quality elsewhere. The place is quite small inside, with few tables and it's best to get a reservation. https://tjbuckleysuptowndining.com/
Good choice for dining when in the heart of downtown. We like their brussel sprouts in maple syrup. http://duorestaurants.com/
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Duo
136 Main Street
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Good choice for dining when in the heart of downtown. We like their brussel sprouts in maple syrup. http://duorestaurants.com/
Authentic Israeli middle eastern food. Limited menu, but falafel and hummus with fillings are fresh and Delicious. They close at 3:00 so only for lunch. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
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Yalla Vermont
80 Main St
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Authentic Israeli middle eastern food. Limited menu, but falafel and hummus with fillings are fresh and Delicious. They close at 3:00 so only for lunch. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Excellent fish and chips and well as scrumptious vegetarian options like falafel
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Elliot Street Fish, Chips & More
50 Elliot St
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Excellent fish and chips and well as scrumptious vegetarian options like falafel
Best bulk goods section I've ever seen. Community oriented, lots of local produce. Often has free events and classes.
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Brattleboro Food Co-Op
2 Main Street
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Best bulk goods section I've ever seen. Community oriented, lots of local produce. Often has free events and classes.
My favorite farm market anywhere. Great vibe, terrific selection from a wide variety of types of farmers, crafts, usually music, a big sandbox for the kids. The farmers here are often creative in what they grow.
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Brattleboro Outdoor/Summer Farmer's Market
570 Western Avenue
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My favorite farm market anywhere. Great vibe, terrific selection from a wide variety of types of farmers, crafts, usually music, a big sandbox for the kids. The farmers here are often creative in what they grow.
Surprising good selection of fresh produce during winter, often includes greens, and always many types of root veggies. Also bread, chocolate and other locally made goodies. Nice ambience, always has a local musician playing. Every Saturday 10-2.
Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market
153 Main Street
Surprising good selection of fresh produce during winter, often includes greens, and always many types of root veggies. Also bread, chocolate and other locally made goodies. Nice ambience, always has a local musician playing. Every Saturday 10-2.
Best full Indian restaurant in the area. 1 mile from our house on the way to downtown. Millicent likes the Goat Sagwala best!
India Masala House
889 Putney Rd
Best full Indian restaurant in the area. 1 mile from our house on the way to downtown. Millicent likes the Goat Sagwala best!
Large menu. Accommodates large parties. Lovely views of the west river-especially sunsets. outside dining in nice weather. Spacious inside (plenty of space between tables), and usually seem to have room, even at the last minute.
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The Marina
28 Spring Tree Road
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Large menu. Accommodates large parties. Lovely views of the west river-especially sunsets. outside dining in nice weather. Spacious inside (plenty of space between tables), and usually seem to have room, even at the last minute.
Fun atmosphere, full of motorcycles. They have a gorgeous copper pizza oven for thin-crust wood-fired pizza, and their other menu items are also good. Tables are pretty close together. Currently our favorite place. The parking lot has EV chargers.
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Fat Crow Restaurant
550 VT-30
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Fun atmosphere, full of motorcycles. They have a gorgeous copper pizza oven for thin-crust wood-fired pizza, and their other menu items are also good. Tables are pretty close together. Currently our favorite place. The parking lot has EV chargers.

Outdoors

Beautiful views of the area from the summit. Not an easy climb, 1-3 hours each way depending on how fit you are and which trails you choose. It is about 45 minutes away from our place.
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Mount Monadnock
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Beautiful views of the area from the summit. Not an easy climb, 1-3 hours each way depending on how fit you are and which trails you choose. It is about 45 minutes away from our place.
This is 2-3 hour hike round trip, depending on which of two trails you take. Easy to medium level difficulty. The trailhead is a 5-minute drive from downtown. Cross the river into New Hampshire from Canal Street, near the corner of Main St. Take the first left after crossing the bridge, and the trailhead is about a minute away. From some high points on the trail you can see the town of Brattleboro from a lovely vantage point. Good for warm weather hiking as well as snow shoeing. https://www.trailfinder.info/trails/trail/mount-wantastiquet-state-forest
Wantastiquet Mountain Trail
This is 2-3 hour hike round trip, depending on which of two trails you take. Easy to medium level difficulty. The trailhead is a 5-minute drive from downtown. Cross the river into New Hampshire from Canal Street, near the corner of Main St. Take the first left after crossing the bridge, and the trailhead is about a minute away. From some high points on the trail you can see the town of Brattleboro from a lovely vantage point. Good for warm weather hiking as well as snow shoeing. https://www.trailfinder.info/trails/trail/mount-wantastiquet-state-forest

Winter sports and outdoors

783 Townshend Road Grafton, VT Phone: 802-843-2350 Groomed and backcountry trails; snowshoeing, snow making, snow tubing; lessons and rentals
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Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center
783 Townshend Road
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783 Townshend Road Grafton, VT Phone: 802-843-2350 Groomed and backcountry trails; snowshoeing, snow making, snow tubing; lessons and rentals
Lovely groomed xc ski trails. Also rentals and lessons, and separate trails for snowshoing.
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Timber Creek Cross Country Ski
13 Tanglewood Road
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Lovely groomed xc ski trails. Also rentals and lessons, and separate trails for snowshoing.
Downhill skiing, about a 45-minute drive from our place.
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Mount Snow
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Downhill skiing, about a 45-minute drive from our place.
During winter, snowshoes or heavy boots with cleats work well. You can access the trailhead in town, and about 3 miles from our place.
Retreat Farm woodland trailhead
231 Western Avenue
During winter, snowshoes or heavy boots with cleats work well. You can access the trailhead in town, and about 3 miles from our place.

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For winter hiking, bring cleats for heavy boots.

There are big and small trails all over the place. If you don't have snow or ice cleats to attach to your boots, you can buy them at Burroughs Sports downtown on Main Street.