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

35 Stratton Gardens Road, Winhall, VT

$935,000
Beautiful country home in pristine condition with all you could ever want in your Stratton getaway -- cherry floors, chef's kitchen, outdoor hot tub, beautiful master suite with huge walk-in closet & whirlpool tub, living room with cathedral ceiling & wood burning fireplace, family room with propane fireplace. The Stratton Gardens Homeowner associations is one of the best in the area. They provide snowplowing services, grass cutting, weekly garbage pickup and weekly house security checks. Most importantly, their private ski bus will pick you up at your FRONT DOOR! These amenities along with the luxurious finishes in this home make it the perfect Stratton Estate.

111 Prospect Point Road, Castleton, VT

$1,800,000
One-of-a-kind premier waterfront property on Lake Bomoseen! Bomoseen Golf Club is a 9 hole public golf course nestled alongside beautiful Lake Bomoseen. The course allows golfers to soak in the lake views and the breathtaking rolling hills that surround it. The course is conveniently located on the lake with dock spaces available for those traveling by boat. Following a round of nine, golfers can enjoy a meal or cocktail on the property at the restaurant (currently closed) and located in the same building you will find the pro shop. Come see this amazing opportunity right next to the water and take a tour of the grounds and buildings, you are sure to fall in love! RC (recreational Commercial zone)

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.

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