Dawn and Tim’s guidebook

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Dawn and Tim’s guidebook

Skiing

Downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing. Group & private lessons. Levels: 16% Green Circle, 66% Blue Square, 18% Black Diamond
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Mount Snow
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Downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing. Group & private lessons. Levels: 16% Green Circle, 66% Blue Square, 18% Black Diamond
Cross country skiing; Levels: All ages and skill levels
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Prospect Mountain Ski Area
204 Prospect Access Road
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Cross country skiing; Levels: All ages and skill levels

Golfing

Public golf course, 18 holes, 72 par, newly re-opened in 2020
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Haystack Golf Club
70 Spyglass Ln
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Public golf course, 18 holes, 72 par, newly re-opened in 2020
Private golf course, 18 holes, named a top 10 resort course in the country by SKI magazine
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Mount Snow Golf Club
95 Country Club Road
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Private golf course, 18 holes, named a top 10 resort course in the country by SKI magazine

Hiking & Snow-mobiling

Walking distance from our cabin! The trail is 4.8 miles RT; max elevation change 1020 feet; Difficulty level - intermediate Note: The trail is located off Upper Dam Road, and is about a 5 minute walk from our cabin.
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Mount Haystack Trail
184 Upper Dam Rd
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Walking distance from our cabin! The trail is 4.8 miles RT; max elevation change 1020 feet; Difficulty level - intermediate Note: The trail is located off Upper Dam Road, and is about a 5 minute walk from our cabin.
10.5 mile RT; max elevation change 1952 feet; Difficulty level - difficult
Deerfield Ridge Trail
28 Reservoir Lane
10.5 mile RT; max elevation change 1952 feet; Difficulty level - difficult
Molly Stark State Park is located along the Molly Stark Trail Scenic Byway (State Route 9), the main east-west route in Southern Vermont that connects Brattleboro, Wilmington and Bennington. Molly Stark State Park contains about two miles of foot trails and 168 acres of land. In wintertime, cross-country skis and snowshoes can be used on the foot trails and park roadways. Bicycles are limited to the paved and gravel roadways. The views from the Mt. Olga fire tower are stunning and relatively easy to get to. In addition, Molly Stark State Park is adjacent to the Hogback Mountain Conservation Area (Marlboro Town Forest) lands. Numerous trails are available in the Conservation Area, including one which links to the state park.
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Molly Stark State Forest
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Molly Stark State Park is located along the Molly Stark Trail Scenic Byway (State Route 9), the main east-west route in Southern Vermont that connects Brattleboro, Wilmington and Bennington. Molly Stark State Park contains about two miles of foot trails and 168 acres of land. In wintertime, cross-country skis and snowshoes can be used on the foot trails and park roadways. Bicycles are limited to the paved and gravel roadways. The views from the Mt. Olga fire tower are stunning and relatively easy to get to. In addition, Molly Stark State Park is adjacent to the Hogback Mountain Conservation Area (Marlboro Town Forest) lands. Numerous trails are available in the Conservation Area, including one which links to the state park.

Fishing, Boating & Water-Activities

28 miles of shoreline, swimming, jet skis, boating, kayaking Fishing: Small & Largemouth Bass; Northern Pike; Brown, Lake, & Rainbow Trout; Walleye
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Harriman Reservoir
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28 miles of shoreline, swimming, jet skis, boating, kayaking Fishing: Small & Largemouth Bass; Northern Pike; Brown, Lake, & Rainbow Trout; Walleye
Excellent trout fishery and great for fly fishing! Whitewater rafting (incl Class IV); tubing, whitewater kayaking, swimming
Deerfield River
Excellent trout fishery and great for fly fishing! Whitewater rafting (incl Class IV); tubing, whitewater kayaking, swimming
A traditional summer pastime in southern Vermont involves packing a lunch, some drinks, deciding if it will be in a kayak, tube, or raft, and float down the Battenkill River. The Green Mountain water is cold but refreshing especially on a hot summer day.
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Big Big on the Battenkill Kayak and Tubing
2288-2350 NY-313
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A traditional summer pastime in southern Vermont involves packing a lunch, some drinks, deciding if it will be in a kayak, tube, or raft, and float down the Battenkill River. The Green Mountain water is cold but refreshing especially on a hot summer day.

Food scene

A VERMONT TRADITION SINCE 1892 It’s like a Disneyland for cheese lovers!!!!! Sample locally made award winning Grafton cheeses and high quality imported cheeses, including cow, goat, and sheep cheeses! What to purchase: The cheeses you loved best! And maybe a couple bottles of wine and locally made chocolates too!
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Grafton Village Cheese Company
400 Linden Street
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A VERMONT TRADITION SINCE 1892 It’s like a Disneyland for cheese lovers!!!!! Sample locally made award winning Grafton cheeses and high quality imported cheeses, including cow, goat, and sheep cheeses! What to purchase: The cheeses you loved best! And maybe a couple bottles of wine and locally made chocolates too!
Excellent quality food! Fresh ingredients and unique home-made recipes. What to Order: Blackened Fish Tacos, Butternut Cider Risotto, any salad!
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Jezebel's Eatery
28 West Main Street
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Excellent quality food! Fresh ingredients and unique home-made recipes. What to Order: Blackened Fish Tacos, Butternut Cider Risotto, any salad!
Organic, non-GMO food, sourced locally and house made. What to Order: Maple coffee, breakfast sandwiches, freshly made soups and pastries
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The Village Roost
20 W Main St
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Organic, non-GMO food, sourced locally and house made. What to Order: Maple coffee, breakfast sandwiches, freshly made soups and pastries
Classic New England seafood in a beautiful rustic 19th century building What to Order: Lobster, Sushi grade Ahi Tuna
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Anchor Seafood Restaurant
8 South Main Street
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Classic New England seafood in a beautiful rustic 19th century building What to Order: Lobster, Sushi grade Ahi Tuna
Brewpub! Full lunch and dinner menu, full bar and periodic live music What to Order: Steaks, Mac N Cheese (several specialty dishes) and Italian entrees.
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Maple Leaf Tavern
3 North Main Street
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Brewpub! Full lunch and dinner menu, full bar and periodic live music What to Order: Steaks, Mac N Cheese (several specialty dishes) and Italian entrees.
Old school diner with a retro vibe What to Order: Pumpkin Spice French Toast! Homemade Meatloaf.
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Dot's
3 West Main Street
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Old school diner with a retro vibe What to Order: Pumpkin Spice French Toast! Homemade Meatloaf.

City/town information

Historic downtown Wilmington enjoys a beautiful natural setting and a close-knit community. Wilmington's compact village center is full of independently owned shops, Inns and restaurants. We are surrounded by lakes, mountains, and forest, with miles of hiking trails (some accessible right from downtown). Wilmington celebrates farm-to-table culture, with many local restaurants offering the best of the bounty of the land. Local boutiques round out a selection of gifts, homewares and clothing including specialty stores such as Quaigh Designs, Incurable Romantic, The Vermont Bowl Company and the Norton Quilt House.
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Wilmington
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Historic downtown Wilmington enjoys a beautiful natural setting and a close-knit community. Wilmington's compact village center is full of independently owned shops, Inns and restaurants. We are surrounded by lakes, mountains, and forest, with miles of hiking trails (some accessible right from downtown). Wilmington celebrates farm-to-table culture, with many local restaurants offering the best of the bounty of the land. Local boutiques round out a selection of gifts, homewares and clothing including specialty stores such as Quaigh Designs, Incurable Romantic, The Vermont Bowl Company and the Norton Quilt House.
The town of Brattleboro features a thriving arts and culture scene, including a number of galleries and museums. There are plenty of things to do in Brattleboro VT for art lovers! Stop into the Vermont Jazz Center for some live music, catch a movie at the historic Latchis Theatre, or visit the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, to name a few.
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Brattleboro
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The town of Brattleboro features a thriving arts and culture scene, including a number of galleries and museums. There are plenty of things to do in Brattleboro VT for art lovers! Stop into the Vermont Jazz Center for some live music, catch a movie at the historic Latchis Theatre, or visit the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, to name a few.

Sightseeing

Incredible view from this scenic overlook at Hogback Mountain off Rt 9 less than 5 miles from Wilmington on your way towards Brattleboro. Its main peak is 2,409 feet high. The area is well known for expansive views from Route 9.
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Hogback Mountain
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Incredible view from this scenic overlook at Hogback Mountain off Rt 9 less than 5 miles from Wilmington on your way towards Brattleboro. Its main peak is 2,409 feet high. The area is well known for expansive views from Route 9.