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

78 Middle Ridge Road, #Founders Lodge #312, Stratton, VT

Need to connect with the lifestyle of your dreams? Just steps away from Strattons lifts youll find this spacious, 2 bedroom condo offering partial mountain views and immediate ski access! Enjoy the open living/kitchen/dining room or walk down one flight to the common area and gather to play games around the large fireplace. Step outside to the oversized spa or in the warmer seasons shoot hoops and play shuffleboard with your family and friends. Walking distance to all of Stratton Villages restaurants, shops, as well as the the sports center if you choose not to use the private one right in Founders! Enjoy fantastic hiking, summer events, and evenings by the fire pit just out your back door. This property is being sold completely furnished and turn-key for the new owners.

193 Beaver Hollow, Londonderry, VT

A Diamond With Just A Smidge of Rough This three-bedroom, 2.5-bath home is truly a diamond when it comes to location and so many important practical features, with just a little rough that will need to be smoothed to suit your preferences. Located just a short walk or bike ride to Lowell Lake State Park, youll have so many of the activities you crave close at hand including hiking, non-motorized boating, and fishing. Youll also have your pick of ski mountains with Magic just 1.5 miles away, and Bromley and Stratton a picturesque, 10-mile drive. At the end of the day when you have expended all your energy at the nearby attractions, you can head back to this gem at the dead end of a private road and, after grabbing a good book to read from the neighborhood free library, you can curl up at home by the double-sided fireplace. The important foundational issues are solid here with a standing-seam, metal roof, a new boiler, and a just-pumped septic system. The rough edges that youll want to smooth include a deck that needs rebuilding, some sheetrock patchwork from a frozen pipe that has been fully repaired, and the primary full bath which is partially gutted and waiting for your personalization. The lower level is also ripe for finishing, if you desire, with its high ceilings and slider. So much potential is here to make this sold as-is diamond shine from every angle. Xfinity is on the road but not at the property.

157 High Meadow Road, Winhall, VT

A true Vermont retreat, the views at this High Meadow property that sits high on a hill will take your breath away and flood your new home with natural light so you can take in all the beauty that Stratton has to offer. The grand entrance with its cathedral ceilings draws you in and invites you to stay awhile in front of the floor-to-ceiling fireplace in the spacious living room where you have the opportunity to both relax with ample seating or play a round of pool if you havent fully satisfied your competitive side on the slopes. When the weather turns warm, meander out to your patio to see if you can catch a glimpse of Vermont wildlife or to just soak up the sun. A 2-car attached garage and generous mudroom will give you plenty of space to store your gear, and the four bedrooms will provide a needed respite for family and friends from all the outdoor activities that are wonderfully close at hand including a golf course, biking trails, and fabulous dining in the village. During the ski season, a community shuttle is provided to deliver you quickly to the mountain after a hearty breakfast in your updated kitchen. Seize the day and this rare opportunity to purchase a home in prestigious High Meadow. Its time to sit back and enjoy the view. This property has a Stratton Sports Center bond that can transfer at time of property transfer to the new owners with purchasers paying Strattons transfer fee.

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