Discover Southern Vermont
… and everything it has to offer
Extend your stay and EXTEND THE FUN!
You will already be in one of Vermont's most popular memory-making destinations.
Now check out all the fun things to do in our region, all within a short drive of the Vermont Inn to Inn Walking Tour Inns!
Enjoy a hayride and bonfire at Taylor Farm in Londonderry. Read what others have enjoyed about Taylor Farm.
Take in a play at the Weston Playhouse. Enjoy a premier theater experience in the quaint southern Vermont village of Weston, where they have been staging live theater since 1937. See a calendar of events here.
Fletcher Farm Craft School
Take a class for a couple of days Fletcher Farm Craft School and learn to paint, draw, quilt, try your hand at woodworking or any number of specialty arts classes. Check schedule of classes here:
Green Mountain Railroad
Take an old-fashioned Fall Foliage excursion on the Green Mountain Railroad! During summer try Cocktails on the Rails or dinner, or the Rockingham Old Home Days Fireworks Train. There are options all season long to enjoy scenic excursions along the rails!
Taste Your Way Through!
Taste your way through a bit of the Vermont Cheese Trail and discover our local breweries too
Vermont Cheese Trail
Taste your way through a bit of the Vermont Cheese Trail featuring 46 of the best cheeses in the world. Plenty of choices are right here surrounding the Vermont Inn-to-Inn Walking Tour.
Visit Grafton Village and walk the village streets so rich in history and pretty much she same way it was centuries ago. Visit our shops, galleries and museums.
Calvin Coolidge Homestead
Visit a National Historic Landmark – The Calvin Coolidge Homestead, home of our 30th President of the United States from 1923-1929. While you’re there, check out the award-winning Plymouth Cheese Factory.
Outer Limits Brewing
We are proud to be brewing on the Peter Austin Brick Kettle System of which less than 200 have been installed worldwide. Our beers reflect our desire to showcase our system as well as provide a little something for everyone.
More Outdoor Adventures
Discover even more amazing things to do outside from hiking to swimming
Compliments of Mother Nature, get an invigorating aqua massage in one of Vermont’s most beautiful natural swimming holes and waterfalls – Buttermilk Falls in Ludlow, VT.
White Rocks National Recreation Area
Take an easy hike at White Rocks National Recreation Area. In the winter, ice forms deep within the recesses of the rock pile. Protected, the ice lasts late into the summer and slowly melts. All summer long a draft of cool air and a stream of 40 degree F water flow down the ravine from the rock pile.
Visit Quechee Gorge – “Vermont’s Grand Canyon” and enjoy the stunning view of a river 165 feet below the bridge. Formed 13,000 years ago by glacial activity, it is Vermont’s deepest gorge.
Friesians of Majesty
View a performance or take riding lessons with some of the most beautiful horses in the world. See our beautiful, majestic horses and witness their wonderful temperament. Meet our spectacular stallions, Othello & Mathijs! Interact with their babies in the mare/foal barn.
Even more things to do!
All within a short drive of our inns
- Explore Williams River State Forest – an active beaver pond is an interesting ecological feature and wildlife habitat. Learn more at Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation: Learn more
- Visit the historic Bartonsville Covered Bridge. This bridge was made famous when it was captured on video being swept away by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, followed by the community coming together to get it rebuilt – despite today’s rules and regulations of modern bridge-building with steel and concrete in Vermont. Learn more
- Enjoy the Peru Fair, annually at the end of September. Learn more (Just one day, but a terrific experience.)
- After your walking tour which took you through Weston, visit “the other Vermont Country Store” in Rockingham, just down the road from Chester. Spend some time marveling at the nostalgic products stocked to the rafters with surprises in every nook and cranny. Learn more
- Try your hand at panning for gold and meander through an abandoned gold mining operation at Camp Plymouth State Park with roads dating back to 1759 and the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. Learn more
- Hildene – The Lincoln Family Home was home to Abraham Lincoln’s descendants until 1975. Enjoy self-guided or docent-led tours of the exceptional 400-acre grounds, which include the mansion and 13 historic buildings. Highlights included the formal garden, a 1903 Pullman car, an observatory, a solar-powered goat cheese and dairy-making facility, and a historic carriage barn. Guests will also appreciate the several walking trails around the grounds. Learn more
- For the plant enthusiast, the North Springfield Bog is a boreal kettle bog, an artifact of the last glacial age 10,000 years ago. Learn more
- See a reenactment of the French and Indian War at The Fort at No. 4 (Later known as Charlestown, NH) Learn more
- Outer Limits Brewing Proctorsville, VT. Visit to Outer Limits Brewing
- Catch “The Big Buzz Chainsaw Carving Festival” in October. Now in its 9th year of production and bringing over 30 carvers from across the country and around the world to Ludlow, Vermont. Every year on Columbus Day Weekend the days are filled with sawdust flying, chains purring and sculptures coming to life. Walk around with the family, or get inspired to complete some sculptures of your own. Food trucks are abundant and special events such as the Quick Carves and Auctions, and the Saturday evening Fire Sculptures are not to be missed! High energy event and fun for the whole family. Come join the carvers at the Jackson Gore Resort Ice House in Ludlow, VT Columbus Day Weekend! Learn more
- Hike just a few hundred feet from the road and parking area to enjoy gazing at the spectacular 125 foot waterfall cascading down the water-smoothed rocky ledge at Hamilton Falls in Jamaica, VT. Bring your camera for this one! Learn more
- The handsome flagship store of Orvis is located just to the West in Manchester VT. The Orvis Company, once a niche fly-fishing outfitter, became a mail order powerhouse and the store has become a destination for people the world over seeking the distinctive country lifestyle. Learn more
- Visit Artisans Park for a nice variety in one stop. Harpoon Brewery, Vermont Farmstead Cheese, Simon Pearce Glass Blowing, Silo Distillery and much more. Learn more
- Visit the longest covered bridge in the world – The Windsor-Cornish Bridge. Built in 1866 and spanning 460 feet, it is a two span Lattice Truss bridge connecting NH to VT. Learn more
- Perched atop the falls of the beautiful Ottauquechee River, overlooking a covered bridge, the Simon Pearce flagship shop in Quechee offers glassblowing demonstrations, a renowned restaurant, and bar. Enjoy fine dining and the spectacular views of the falls flowing under the covered bridge. Learn more