What Are the Best Summer Activities in Southwestern Vermont?

It’s no secret that the Green Mountain State is known for its natural beauty. Enjoy pleasant weather and breathtaking views while indulging in some of the best summer activities in Southwestern Vermont! Read on to learn about everything the region has to offer, such as fly-fishing, kayaking, and embarking on scenic drives. Then, be sure to request our free Vacation Guide for more great suggestions to include in the ultimate Vermont vacation itinerary. 

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8 of the Best Summer Activities in Southwestern Vermont

Enjoy the Great Outdoors 

1. Fly Fish for Native Brown Trout 

What’s more simultaneously relaxing and thrilling than fly-fishing? We offer a fly-fishing package to our guests looking to explore the tranquil streams, ponds, and the lush green forests of Vermont. Catch native trout in some of the state’s most pristine countryside. 

2. Enjoy an Exciting Adventure on the Battenkill River

From kayaking and canoeing to hiking and biking, there are so many adventures to enjoy along the Battenkill River in Southwestern, VT! 

3. Get Amazing Views From the Tallest Fire Towers 

Hike up some of the highest peaks in Southern Vermont for unforgettable views. Climbing fire towers allows for jaw-dropping panoramic views of the mountains. 

Attend a Local Seasonal Event 

4. Get Crafty at Bennington Arts Weekend 

Get inspired by live performances, beautiful works of art, and unique crafts and goods at the Bennington Arts Weekend event that takes place every year in August. 

5. Peruse Goods at the Bennington Farmers Market

Get to know the locals at the Bennington Farmers Market. Here you can expect to find everything from delicious baked goods and fresh ingredients to local crafts and more! The Farmers Market runs year-round but is especially fruitful in the summertime. 

Embark on a Scenic Drive 

6. Make Your Way Along the Vermont Cheese Trail 

In addition to being a scenic drive, following the Vermont Cheese Trail allows you to indulge in some of the most delicious, hand-crafted cheese in the country! There are even a few farms close to The Arlington Inn, such as: 

7. The Molly Stark Byway

Drive along the Molly Stark Byway from Brattleboro west toward historic Bennington. While the drive is, of course, beautiful in the fall, it boasts outstanding views in the summertime as well. 

8. Consider a Backroad Discovery Tour

One of the best ways to fully experience a destination is to travel off the beaten path. Explore the region’s gorgeous scenery and best-kept secrets with Backroad Discovery Tours VT

Stay at the Arlington Inn 

You’ll have so much fun discovering the best summer activities in Southwestern Vermont! After spending your days exploring the natural beauty of the area, return to The Arlington Inn for a well-deserved night’s rest. Our charming accommodations, delicious country breakfasts, and beautiful grounds make us the perfect home away from home while you’re visiting Vermont! We do our best to ensure that your stay with us is one that you’ll remember fondly.

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