Stratton, VT —
Stratton area in the Summertime!

Summer turns southern Vermont into a bright green paradise that offers outdoor enjoyment for everyone. Here are a couple of examples of the places that stand out to us.

For fishing, paddle boarding, and canoeing, Gale Meadows Wildlife Management Area is the local favorite. It is an approximately 707-acre parcel located in the towns of Londonderry and Winhall. It is owned by the State of Vermont and managed by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. It's man-made pond is 195-acres leaving plenty of room to enjoy the breathtaking views of Stratton mountain. Stand-up paddleboards and canoes can be rented for day use at The Norse House in town.

Hiking and mountain biking trails are around every corner. Hikes at Jamaica State Park can last for hours and are mostly on level ground. The park consists of 772 acres which includes hiking trails and 59 camping sites. You can hike west to reach Hamilton Falls or hike north to Ball Mountain Dam. Speaking of the dam, this year the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled two releases of the Ball Mountain Dam promising to make for some spectacular whitewater paddling. The first one is scheduled for early May and the second will take place in September.

"It’s the oldest continuous fair in Vermont since 1797."

Swimming spot? Ever wonder where all the water comes from to make all that snow on Stratton? Why the Stratton snowmaking pond of course! Grab your float, your dog, and a picnic and spend the day soaking up the sunshine at the snowmaking pond! Bigger than life views of the mountain and crystal clear water. Enjoy an early morning run with your favorite pet as all are welcome at the snowmaking pond.

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Come enjoy the view as you surround yourself with everything the green mountains have to offer. See below for our top 5 lists.

Top 5 Swimming Holes
1. Snowmaking Pond
2. Townsend Dam
3. Hapgood Pond
4. Hamilton Falls
5. Grout Pond

Top 5 Summer Hikes
1. Jamaica State Park
2. Stratton Fire tower Hike
3. Bromley Mountain hike
4. Long Trail to Stratton Mountain
5. Branch Pond Trail

Top 5 Summer Eats
1. Honey Pies
2. Fran's Dinner
3. Rawsonville Deli
4. Winhall Market
5. 802 Pizza

"Their coffee will have you throwing away those white and green cups."

fter all the swimming, paddling, and fair fun you can make a pit stop at Rawsonville Four Corners. You have your choice of Fran's Diner with authentic Asian cuisine, The best beer shop in Vermont (or so they say) that boasts its vast beer collection and monthly growler specials. Then there is the unbelievably fresh coffee from their neighbors, UnGrounded Coffee Roasters. Their coffee will have you throwing away those white and green cups. Looking for the classic burgers and shakes? Then Honeypies fits your bill! They also offer veggie burgers, sausages, and hand-cut French fries, as well as craft beer and wine. If you want something quick and easy visit the Rawsonville store and gas station. They have a full service deli with specials everyday and they whip up a mean chicken salad sandwich. All of them located at the intersection of Route 30 and Route 100.

Featured Listings

33 Manicknung Lane, Stratton, VT

$1,950,000
"Home of the Bear" This beautiful Stratton home on 33 acres is tucked on the back side of Stratton Mountain with breathtaking views in every direction! This gorgeous retreat and its many features will wow you. A luxury property that sits at the top of a private road and includes a floor to ceiling fireplace in a timber frame great room with cathedral ceiling, VAST trail access, a heated outdoor pool, an indoor hot tub, an outdoor hot tub, as well as a large heated barn with its own well and garage. The current owner is a master builder who built this truly craftsman home for his family. What more could you ask for? Come see this luxurious mountain home that is just 8 miles to Stratton's lifts and 6 to Mount Snow's lifts!

1550 Spring Hill Road, Londonderry, VT

$1,500,000
Partridge Hill, a rare find in the heart of southern Vermont. This home sits on 44 acres and has been meticulously kept, renovated, and is a study in refined craftsmanship, elegance and modern amenities. Private with a classic, yet over sized, red barn and home to many perennial gardens, a fruit tree orchard, pond, and natural stone walkways. Multiple living spaces offer flexibility for today's needs. The sun room with soaring windows provides room for everyone to relax, share and connect. Two ultimate work-from-home offices. One easily shared with an exercise room and the other, off the master. The Tavern features a bar with sink, range and an ample sitting area with a door that opens to the patio. Here you will also find cooled wine cellar with antique refrigerator doors. The master suite has a quiet simplicity and a master bath that blends up to date luxury with historic charm. Historic details were lovingly chosen throughout this home. Views of Bromley, Magic, and Stratton Mountains! Close to skiing on 4 major ski mountains, hiking right out your door, or how about a paddle on nearby Gale Meadows.

71 Tom's Lane, Jamaica, VT

$649,000
This extraordinary home, nestled on 14.9 gorgeous acres near Ball Mountain Dam, is located only 5 miles from the Stratton Mountain Access Road or Jamaica State Park! This 4 bedroom plus bonus room, 3.5 bath home has cathedral ceilings, one wood burning fireplace as well as a pellet stove, spacious rooms, and hardwood floors. With a large, full finished basement with family/game room, bedroom, and bath, it is perfect for multi-families and guests. The main level has a spacious living room with hardwood floors & a fireplace. The kitchen has granite counter tops, Viking gas stove, and island. Other features include: a screen porch, front and back decks, and a two car garage with storage!

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