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Onondaga Ski Club Lodge

THINGS TO DO NEARBY THE LODGE   Compiled by Dianne Emmick (updated 6/2022)

The Lodge is a good place to visit year-round.  Plan a vacation with the Lodge as your staying-over place.  Here are some great places to visit in Vermont.  Some within 40 miles of the Lodge.

VERMONT COUNTIES AND TOWNS
Lodge is in Addison County;
Just east is Orange County,
Just southwest is Rutland County,
Just southeast is Windsor County,
Just north is Washington County

Nearby Villages (distances are approximate miles from our lodge)

Barre (37 mi.) Bethel (20 mi.)    Brandon (28 mi.)   Bread Loaf (9 mi.)  
Bristol (25 mi.) Burlington (50 mi.)  Cabot (46 miles) E Middlebury (18 mi.)
Hancock (3 mi.) Lebanon (45 mi.) Manchester (110 mi.)  Middlebury (23 mi.)
Montpelier (30 mi.) Ripton (14 mi.) Rochester (8 mi.) Royalton (25 mi.)
Rutland (40 mi.) Sharon (30 mi.) St Johnsbury (60 mi.) Turnbridge (18 mi.)
Waitsfield (15 mi.) Warren (10 mi.) Waterbury (18 mi.) Woodstock (40 mi.)

 

 

 

 

Year-Round Places of Interest

Brandon, Vermont 

Home - Brandon Chamber

Home of Warren Kimble, world famous folk artist
24 Park Street
Gift Shop 802-465-8529
Stylized animals and Vermont scenes
Vermont Folk Art Gallery | Folk Art Gallery in Branden, Vermont (vtfolkartgallery.com)

Visit Brandon Farmer’s Market on Fridays
Year-round events in town
HOME | Brandon Farmers Market Vermont (brandonfarmersmarketvt.com)

Maple View Farm Alpacas
O
pen Houses at various times throughout the year
Visit the alpacas
Gift shops, Cookies and cider
185 Adams Road
802-247-5412
http://www.mapleviewfarmalpacas.com

Moosalamo National Recreation Area
Bike, hike, ski, snowshoe, horseback riding
Moosalamoo National Recreation Area - Brandon Chamber

Art on Main and Artists’ Alley
Community Art Center and gallery
Artists’ demonstrations
Artists’ alley is an outdoor summer space featuring murals, musicians, crafts people
Art on Main - 25 Main St A, Bristol VT 05443 - Loc8NearMe

Charlotte, Vermont
Charlotte Village Winery

Fruit and grape wines
Wine tasting
802-425-4599

http://www.charlottevillagewinery.com/index.html

Granville, Vermont

Granville Bowl
Just down the road from the lodge, this bowl company is world-famous. Make one-piece hardwood wooden bowls.
The mill contains original machinery designed in the 1899s.
Bowl Mill store open Monday-Friday, 8-4 pm
800-828-1005

http://www.bowlmill.com

Jericho, Vermont 
Exhibit about Jericho farmer Wilson A. Bentley (the "snowflake man") who was the first man to photograph a single snowflake. 
He eventually photographed more than 5,000 of them, proving that truly no two are alike.
Visit the "Snowflake" Bentley Exhibit at the Old Red Mill in Jericho.
http://jerichohistoricalsociety.org/  and  http://www.snowflakebentley.com/

The Old Red Mill
The old mill is not only the home of the Bentley exhibit, but is a tourist attraction in its own right.
It was declared a National Historical Site in 1972 and houses mill machinery and artifacts.
Next door is a residence, the Mill house, gingerbread style with Gothic gables. 
While you’re in Jericho, don’t forget to stop in at Snowflake Chocolates.

http://www.snowflakechocolate.com/

Middlebury, Vermont

Shop, Eat, Taste, Outdoor Recreation - find it here:

Home - Experience Middlebury - Experience Middlebury


Vermont Soap Works

Tours and gift store
802-388-4302

http://www.vermontsoap.com/

Maple Landmark Woodcraft
Largest wooden toy factory in the U.S. 
Visit factory showroom
802-388-0627.

http://www.maplelandmark.com

Montpelier, Vermont
Capital of Vermont
Visit historic downtowm https://vermontvacation.com/towns-and-regions/historic-downtowns/montpelier
Hike Camel's Hump
Visit Bragg Farm Sugarhouse & Gift Shop https://braggfarm.com/

Pittsford, Vermont
New England Maple Museum

Museum tour and exhibits about making maple sugar 
Gift shop
Open all year except for January, February, and first half of March 
(802) 483-9414
https://www.maplemuseum.com/

Proctor, Vermont
 
(between Pittsford and Rutland)
Wilson Castle
Tours May through October
Haunted Halloween tours in late October
Christmas tours
802-773-3284

http://www.wilsoncastle.com 


Vermont Marble Museum
Open May through October (reopening July 2022)
History of marble
Quarry walk
Gift shop, artist-in-residence
802-552-0889

Home - Vermont Marble Museum & Gift Shop in Proctor Vermont

Ripton, Vermont
Farm owned by Robert Frost, was his final permanent residence.
Robert Frost Interpretive Trail; several of his poems mounted along the trail.

Robert Frost Interpretive Trail – Ripton, Vermont - Atlas Obscura

Sharon, Vermont
Visit the birthplace of Mormon leader Joseph Smith

Warren, Vermont
The Bridges Resort and Tennis Club

Located near the top of the Sugarbush Access Rd. and houses 2 indoor "soft" courts. Private lessons, clinics, round-robin events, cardio tennis, ball machine rental, etc. throughout the year.
www.bridgesresort.com 

Waterbury, Vermont
Discover Waterbury

Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream

Guided tours
Free sample of the day
Gift shop

http://www.benjerry.com

Cold Hollow Cider Mill

Tours
Gift shop
Grand View winery tasting room as well
Vermont Cider Mill - Legendary Cider Donuts | Cold Hollow Cider Mill

Seasonal Events of Interest


*Dates can change from year to year, so do call and check that the event is scheduled and get the dates before you travel.

FALL


Fall brings numerous fall fairs and festivities to Vermont. It seems as if every small town is having a leaf festival or an apple festival or a Halloween festival.  Check out Vermont Vacation - The Official Vermont Tourism Website - VermontVacation.com

Bennington, Vermont
Annual Garlic and Herb Festival
First weekend in September
Garlictown — Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce (bennington.com)

Brattleboro, Vermont
Brattleboro Literary Festival
Three day literary festival
Celebrate authors, readers, and books themselves
Over 25 authors attend
Various events for all family members
Held in October
http://www.brattleboroliteraryfestival.org 

Tunbridge, Vermont
Tunbridge World’s Fair
Real country fair

Has run continuously since 1867 (except in 1918 due to flu epidemic and during WWII) 
Generally 2nd weekend in September
The Tunbridge Fair (tunbridgeworldsfair.com)

SUMMER



Barre
Rockfire, June 
RockFire: The Elemental Experience – Millstone Hill in Websterville, Vermont (rockfirevt.com)


Brandon, Vermont
Events & Happenings - Brandon Chamber

Basin Bluegrass Festival held in July
Annual Pickin' By The Pond 3-day festival celebrating all things Bluegrass! 
Held in July 802-247-3275 or e-mail basinbluegrass@yahoo.com 
http://basinbluegrassfestival.com/core/

Annual Great Brandon Auction 
Benefit auction offering quality goods and services! Great fun, lots of bargains. 

Held in July 
4 pm in Central Park (2 pm preview); 
802-247-6401 


Yard Sale Day 
Day-long event Merchant's Fair and Town-Wide Yard Sales; 

Held in August 
802-247-6401
BRANDON’S ANNUAL YARD SALE DAY: Saturday, August 6th , 2022  GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND ECONOMY - Brandon Chamber

Burlington
Vermont Brewer's Festival, July
Vermont Brewers Festival Burlington | Vermont Brewers Association

Cabot, Vermont
Cabot Arts & Music Festival,   July 30, 2022
Home | Cabot Arts

Killington, Vermont
Concerts
Killington Wine Festival
Mountain biking and more
Vermont Events - Killington Upcoming Events You Need To Know


Mad River Valley (Waitsfield area)
Vermont Festival of the Arts
Literally hundreds of events

Along or near Rt. 100, mostly between Waitsfield and Warren
Fairs and Festivals, Galleries and Exhibits, Health and Wellness
Lectures, Literature, Music, Dance, Open Studios, Theater and Cinema
Culinary Events, Garden tour, Workshops and Demos, Photography
Three weeks in August

Art galleries in the area:
art gallery waitsfield vermont - Search (bing.com)



Orwell, Vermont
Mount Independence State Historic Site
Site of Revolutionary War fort housing 12,000 soldiers

Trails through 300 acres of pasture and woodlands
Views of Lake Champlain
Remains of Revolutionary War 
759-2412 or in season: (802) 948-2000
Fortifications
Mount Independence | State Historic Sites (vermont.gov)

Quechee, Vermont
Hot Air Balloon Festival
June 17-19, 2022
42nd Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival (quecheeballoonfestival.com)B

Rutland, Vermont
Vermont State Fair
August, 2022

Stowe, Vermont 
Trapp Family Meadow Concerts
700 Trapp Hill Road

Classical concerts in the Trapp Family Lodge Meadow 
July, August
(800) 826-7000
Concerts in the Meadow (trappfamily.com)

Sugarbush Resort, Warren
Brew Grass Festival,  June 4, 2022 Brew Grass Festival 2022 (sugarbush.com)
4th of July Celebration,  July 2-4, 2022 4th of July Weekend at Sugarbush
Music, mountain biking, outdoor films Event Calendar (sugarbush.com)

Swanton, Vermont, and points east
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
Over 100 miles from the lodge, but it sure does sound neat. Part of a 740-mile trail through New York, Vermont, Ouebec, New Hampshire, and Maine

174-mile section in Vermont

http://www.northernforestcanoetrail.org

SPRING


Throughout Vermont
Vermont Maple Open House Weekend 
Public kick-off to the maple season in Vermont. 

An invitation to the public to visit one or more sugar houses throughout the state.
Activities usually include maple sugar house tours where visitors can watch maple syrup being made, often sample maple products and much more.
Generally the last weekend in March
Maple Open House Weekend - Vermont Maple Sugar Makers


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