Vintage Vermont Village


Find the unusual in shops, eateries, galleries and inns. Nestled in the mountains, Wilmington is a working, vintage village that has evolved from its mill town roots to an engaging and entertaining town center.

At the only stoplight on Route 9 between Brattleboro and Bennington, Wilmington is the nearest Vermont skiing destination for major East Coast cities. Mount Snow, Timber Creek and The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain provide both alpine and cross-country skiing. Walk or hike miles miles of woodland trails, and paddle with the Zoar Adventure Center on one of the many lakes where fishing and boating abound.

Summer celebrates the best of farm-to-table culture: fiddleheads, blueberries, wine & harvest, and Farmer’s Day Festivals. The walk-able downtown leads to a dozen eateries: from breakfast at the Old Red Mill Inn, Dot’s Diner on the way to Lake Harriman, or a quick bite or drink après-ski at Jezebel's. If you'd like to take more time, there's also multi-course dining at The Anchor, Folly, Cask & Kiln and Mangia e Beve.

The acoustically wonderful Memorial Hall hosts performances from puppet shows to folk, rock and jazz, along with community events including lectures, readings and crafts. Check out the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum on Hogback Mountain or the local historical society, and venture into the McGrath or Wright Galleries to see painters at their craft.

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.

For more information, visit Wilmington Works or call (802) 234-1433.

Explore all Wilmington has to offer: 

Southern Vermont Natural History Museum 

Hogback Mountain 

Molly Stark State Park 

Mount Olga 

The Art of Humor Gallery

Statue of Molly Stark


Anchored by three towns - Bennington, Brattleboro and Wilmington - and bursting with arts, history, lodging, dining and shopping, the Molly Stark Byway also brings visitors to a wide variety of opportunities for enjoying recreation and the outdoors. 

Learn more about Wilmington


For more about shopping, dining, lodging, and how to have a great time in Wilmington and the region, this is your planning resource. Like these kids, you may want to try blueberry-picking.

People of all ages enjoy hiking on trails near Wilmington


There are lots of opportunities to get out on nearby hiking trails.