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

3336 Sunderland Hill Road, Sunderland, VT

$699,000
Treat yourself to a gorgeous home in the desirable Shires of Vermont! Nestled between the Taconic and Green Mountains, and prominently located between Bennington and Manchester, this Mediterranean-inspired property boasts 180 degree views of Mount Equinox! With the Battenkill River close by, spoil yourself with four seasons of Vermont living at its best with canoeing, rafting, camping, mountain biking, hiking and skiing right in your backyard - and all within 4 hours from New York City, Hartford,Boston, Northern New Jersey and Canada. This sprawling home comes complete with a new roof and water heater, mini split a/c units, recently installed mahogany flooring, and many other high end updates. This ideal primary residence may also serve as an investment property that offers the potential to offset many costs due to the high demand for area rentals.

92 County Road, Stratton, VT

$1,995,000
Roll up the long, lighted, curving driveway to the privacy of this spacious mountain home of 7,700 sq. ft. Perfect for working from home, family gatherings, or discrete entertaining, this custom home is situated on 5+ secluded acres in Stratton Mountain, VT just 5 minutes from skiing and golf. You can easily work from home with available high-speed cable internet and 5G phone service from either or both of the two offices. Further, this estate home has 5 bedrooms (including a main floor owners bedroom suite with spa & sauna), 4.5 additional stone bathrooms, a spectacular gourmet kitchen, dining & breakfast rooms, dramatic timber frame living room, spacious game room, media room with surround sound, gym and dedicated golf simulator. Includes solar electricity for NO electric bills, full hydronic radiant heat for warm feet and comfortable breathing, rapid hot water at every faucet, and air conditioning with efficient heat pumps. Well landscaped and built to handle New England winters with aplomb. Oversized 2-car garage and detached shed for outdoor equipment or toys, as you wish. Exquisite details with a low carbon footprint.

2132 VT Route 30, Jamaica, VT

$800,000
Own and live in your primary home while making income from the park! The West River Park - a vacation only (owners cannot use the homes for more than 6 months out of the year) mobile home community with 1300 +/- feet of West River frontage! Owner's home features three bedrooms two baths , living room & den both w/ gas fireplaces and a three season sun room overlooking the river as well as a detached oversized two car garage. Sale includes the 23 mobile home pads (20 are currently occupied) as well as the sellers meticulously maintained, on site, home. West River Park is convenient to both Stratton and Mount Snow ski areas. Many tenants use their home to ski in the winter or fish in the river in the summers. Live here free and, in addition, have great income from the leasing of each pad.

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