Downtown Middlebury

Historic, Stately and Memorable

With its stately brick and stone buildings along the gently sloping town green and cascading falls of the Otter Creek, Middlebury is a must-see destination for culture, shopping, recreation and overnight stays. Those with a passion for history and literature will find their hearts' home in Middlebury, where Robert Frost lived and where writers still gather at the Middlebury College Bread Loaf Campus. 

For outdoor enthusiasts, there’s hiking, biking, golf, kayaking, fly fishing, bird watching, alpine and cross-country skiing. The Middlebury College Bowl and several nearby Nordic and snowshoe centers offer great winter fun. The Green Mountain National Forest offers  challenging terrain and access to Vermont's Long Trail. The area is also known for excellent bicycling in the rolling farmlands and foothills of the Green Mountains. Come to Addison County and get a taste of all that Vermont has to offer.

Exploring Middlebury? Go in the know and explore these attractions: 

Lake Dunmore 
Middlebury College Museum of Art 
Middlebury College Bread Loaf Campus 
Robert Frost Interpretive Trail 
Vermont Folklife Center
Middlebury Farmers Market 
Middlebury College Snow Bowl 
Henry Sheldon Museum 
UVM Morgan Horse Farm 
Rikert Nordic Center 
Trail Around Middlebury

Swift House

Middlebury’s Swift House is a Salon for Arts and Culture

New owners of Middlebury’s historic Swift House Inn say the inn’s three bedrooms “rhyme with” its Victorian beginnings, with new landscaping, a stone patio, and a continued theme of arts and culture.

Middlebury Vermont

Get to Know us

Find out what sets us apart. Learn more about attractions, get the inside scoop on must-do stops and plan your visit by getting to know the area's regional tourism association.

Mountain biking at Kingdom Trails

A Long Summer Weekend Up North

Vermont's northern region is home to vibrant downtowns, beautiful views and plenty of adventure. This itinerary will help you to plan a trip of your own.

Bustle of Downtown Middlebury Vermont


Vermont's downtowns offer access to unique local businesses with one-of-a-kind gifts, treats and treasures. Learn more about shopping in Middlebury

Steeple in Middlebury Vermont


Vermont’s downtowns are home to unique places to stay, restaurants serving locally grown artisan food and drinks, and places to stop and shop. Plan your vacation with our directory.

Ariel view of MIDDLEBURY - Vermont

Middlebury Rail Station Itinerary

Literature-inspired trails, a locally owned community ski area, and craft brews make a car-free weekend in Middlebury a great escape.