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

4 Garden Loop Road, Winhall, VT

$939,000
Looking for a peace of heaven? Located in one the most desirable neighborhoods in Stratton and situated high on a corner lot just off the Stratton Access Road you will appreciate the tranquility and privacy while just a five-minute drive to the village. The spacious kitchen will inspire you to entertain after a great day at the mountain. An added bonus is the large finished lower level with family room and bonus room plus a bath. This property offers enjoyment year round with a beautiful yard and tranquil stream, a front and large back deck, and amenities, like the winter ski shuttle to lifts and summer lawn maintenance! Just minutes to hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, shopping, and restaurants, what more could you want? The first showings will be at the open house Jan. 14, 2-4. Please enter through garage door, have masks on, leave shoes in the mudroom and be respectful of others. Please grab a snack and water on your way out so that masks are left on inside. Thank you for your cooperation during these times!

13 Ross Road, Winhall, VT

$1,350,000
Looking for country living on a quiet road in Vermont? This property offers the quintessential Vermont lifestyle in a great location. This well-maintained Post and Beam Vermont barn style home on just under 5 acres enjoys privacy, high speed internet and full-on Bromley Mountain views from almost every room! Located in close proximity to three major ski mountains, Bromley, Stratton, and Magic as well as just a short ride to Manchester for shopping and dining. This residence consists of a stunning open concept great room featuring exposed trusses, posts and beams and massive floor-to -ceiling fireplace. Additionally, this property boasts an attached 2-car garage with beautiful apartment above, game room with 2nd stone fireplace in the finished walk out lower level, den, and wine cellar. Masks are required and shoes off at the door.

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)

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