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Downtown Wilmington

Connected, Caring, Involved

Historic downtown Wilmington enjoys a beautiful natural setting and a close-knit community, nestled in the southern end of the Green Mountains. Wilmington's compact village center is full of independently owned shops, Inns and restaurants. We are surrounded by lakes, mountains, and forest, with miles of hiking trails (some accessible right from downtown). Skiing is close, and many residents enjoy a year-round active lifestyle. Our location in Southern Vermont makes both surrounding attractions in Vermont and the Berkshires accessible, but we are also a short drive from major metropolitan regions, with New York just 3.5 hours and Boston 2.5 hours away. Wilmington celebrates farm-to-table culture, with many local restaurants offering the best of the bounty of the land. Local boutiques round out a selection of gifts, homewares and clothing including specialty stores such as Quaigh Designs, The Vermont Bowl Company and the Norton Quilt House. Bartleby’s bookshelves are stacked with the latest for a rainy-day read – and feature a great selection of children’s books. 

Make Wilmington your home base to explore the natural wonder of Southern Vermont—it's just a tank away. 

Explore all Wilmington has to offer: 

Southern Vermont Natural History Museum 
Hogback Mountain 
Molly Stark State Park 
Mount Olga 
The Art of Humor Gallery
Mount Snow Resort

Dots Restaurant in Downtown Wilmington

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.

Shops in Downtown Wilmington

SHOPPING DOWNTOWN

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

People in Downtown Wilmington

WHAT TO DO

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.

Visit the Molly Stark Byway

VERMONT BY ROAD

Vermont’s 10 federally designated scenic byways will help you navigate the state and get the most out of your trip. Plan road trips here.

Visit Wilmington

Unique dining options, proximity to Mount Snow and off-the-beaten-path shopping options set Wilmington apart. Find your next treasure and a new place to love when you visit.