Southern Vermont proudly boasts scenic byways, a variety of outdoor recreation, an array of dining options, an abundance of shopping, local farmers markets, and even a few wineries and distilleries to explore! Also known as The Shires of Vermont, the quintessential Vermont experience is waiting for you on your next getaway in the 15 charming towns that compose the essence of our area.

Your Insider’s Guide to Southern Vermont AwaitsEnjoy this spring at The Arlington Inn with our many green initiatives

At The Arlington Inn, we’re committed to assisting you in planning and creating the most remarkable trip with your family! As a part of this promise, we’ve compiled a carefully curated list of recommendations that you may use to create your own Southern Vermont itinerary. Our complimentary guide offers the best dining, shopping, and outdoor adventuring that you may not normally be able to identify without a local’s insight. Now’s the time for you to unlock the fun things to do in Southern Vermont in the quaint towns of Arlington, Bennington, and Manchester, Vermont! Our complimentary Guide showcases attractions such as:

  • Local farms and farmers markets
  • Beloved outdoor activities
  • Historical sites and museums
  • Locally unique places to shop
  • The ins & outs of our favorite Southern Vermont towns

After all, who wants to spend hours searching and planning what to do on their vacation? Simply fill out the form below and you’ll unlock the best local tips without the hassle of researching for hours!

The Best Southern Vermont Towns & What to Do

Our beloved region is nestled in the southwest corner of the Green Mountain State and is a convenient one-hour drive from Albany, NY. With 15 distinct quintessential Enriched with four distinct seasons, each affords you with the opportunity to discover your own sanctuary amidst The Shires of Vermont. Gain a unique perspective on our area when you enjoy snowshoeing and skiing in the winter, maple sugaring season in the spring, cooling down in the Dorset Quarry during the summer, and hiking through the heart of Vermont during autumn! After all, there’s no better place to try something new and step out of your comfort zone than in The Shires of Vermont!

Something to keep in mind: Each town in The Shires offers something truly unique. Combined with experiencing each of them for yourself, it’s the perfect way to complete your retreat to Vermont! Our Southern Vermont Guide will help you get to know the area — as a local would — before you visit!

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