2019 Vermont Tourism Network Guide

BELLOWS FALLS • Bellows Falls has rightly earned a reputation as an arts hub and home to preserved and re-purposed architecture. Beautifully restored and re-purposed homes and commercial buildings provide the backdrop to a lively arts community and downtown, including restaurants, shops and antiques. Nearby residential areas include Victorian-era homes known as “painted ladies:’ Motorcoach parking: Center parking lot at Amtrak Station/Depot Street in Rockingham. Restrooms and information available. BENNINGTON • Bennington oěers the quintessential “Main Street experience” with over 15 restaurants and 24 shops within walking distance of a boarding and parking area in the heart of downtown. Rich in cultural and historical aĴractions, Bennington is home to the Bennington Museum, Arts Center, Covered Bridge Museum, Dollhouse and Toy Museum, Park-McCollough Mansion, Old First Church, Bennington Monument, and Bennington PoĴers. Guided tours and group discounts oěered. BRATTLEBORO • A small town with the abundance of a big city. OverĚowing with cultural venues, galleries & restaurants in a bustling & walkable downtown. We are at the conĚuence of the two rivers & have access to all outdoor activities. Festivals include Strolling of the Heifers, Tiny House Fest & the Literary Festival. Culinary tours with chocolatiers, cheese makers, brewers are plentiful. Open studio visits with glass blowers or poĴers. Motorcoach parking at Transportation Center on Flat Street and Amtrak station. MANCHESTER • Save a full day for Manchester. There’s plenty of sophisticated outlet shopping, one of New England’s very best bookstores, great restaurants for every palate, and many galleries featuring ęne art and contemporary craft. Museums range from the American Museum of Fly Fishing to the Southern Vermont Arts Center featuring art and sculpture. Manchester Music Festival performances are not to be missed, and regional theater at the Dorset Theater Festival and Weston Playhouse bring national talent to summer productions. SPRINGFIELD • Springęeld’s historic aĴractions include the 1910 Hartness Equatorial Turret Telescope, one of the ęrst tracking telescopes in America; the late 18th century Eureka Schoolhouse; and the Baltimore Covered Bridge. Downtown is home to The Gallery at the Vault, one of only six Vermont State Craft Centers, and many fine local restaurants. Annual events include the Windsor County Agricultural Fair and the Stellafane Amateur Telescope Makers Convention. Motorcoach parking: Clinton Street and Main Street parking lots. WILMINGTON • Find your new favorite places in our walkable village center, nestled in the Green Mountains. Take a self-guided historic walking tour, enjoy contemporary dining and locally owned shops. Come for a Block Party or Village Stroll, or aĴend a concert at Historic Memorial Hall. Bus parking and group lodging are available right downtown. WINDSOR • History, outdoor recreation, a quaint downtown, unique shopping experiences and a record of innovation that spans centuries, are among some of the aĴractions that make Windsor a great destination for a visit. Enjoy Windsor’s “Artisan Park” and Main Street shops, and explore unique dining opportunities. American Precision Museum is a must see look into the history of the mechanical arts. Windsor’s self- guided walking tour features over 40 historic structures that connect to local and national history. – 70 –