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

1699-1743 Spring Hill Road, Londonderry, VT

$5,500,000
The serene beauty of Vermont beckons you while you stroll through your orchard, fish the trout stocked stream-fed pond, take a dip in the hot tub, or cool off in the natural stone pool or swimming hole on the river that features a sleeping cabin. For entertainment there is a 3-hole golf course on the property, a shooting barn with an automatic clay thrower and a motocross track. This private oasis offers views of both Stratton and Bromley while also featuring several outbuildings to include a hay barn with workshop and a 6-bay pole barn. The possibilities are endless as is the beauty and charm of this property.

16 Loop Road, Winhall, VT

$890,000
Stunning contemporary home in heart of southern Vermont! If youre in the market for an architectural property, then look no further. This stunning home is truly a beauty with an open living, kitchen, and dining room along with a large woodstove, masonry heater, and pizza oven! Youll feel as though youre living in a work of art. This property has an in-law apartment or rental possibility with kitchenette. A large barn with one car garage, as well as an attached garage offer plenty of room to keep the snow off the cars and house all the outdoor toys! The full basement is generous in size and a great space for a work room or home brewing! The yard is spacious and protected as it also runs on the other side of the street. Gardens and stone walls adorn the property and you can enjoy the peacefulness of it all on the enclosed porch or second level deck! Just minutes to Stratton and Bromley Mountains, Comcast internet, and a location that cant be beat!

33 Manicknung Lane, Stratton, VT

$1,875,000
This home is a haven on its own. Here, you can truly enjoy a spring, summer, fall, and winter to the fullest extent. Experience the deep oranges and reds of the fall foliage that surrounds this property, glide down the snowy slopes or take off directly from your land onto the VAST trail in the winter, play in the spring rain, and bask in the summer sun by the pool. Enjoy skiing, luscious natural scenery, beautiful landscaping, and wonderfully fresh air. The current owner is a master builder who built this truly craftsman home for his family. This luxurious mountain home has five bedrooms, five baths, an office, and a large family and game room in the finished lower level. This home is a must see!

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