Brandon is a small town in Vermont.
Things To Do
'Recreation:' No matter where you are in Brandon, Vermont, recreation will always be surrounding you.
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'Art: Brandon is the "Art and Soul" of Vermont.
'History: History is everywhere in Brandon.
Brides and grooms are discovering Brandon for their special day at Brandon Inn, Café Provence, Swallow’s Nest or The Lilac Inn and families are holding reunions and special anniversary parties in the area. We have the chefs, activities, and lodging plus year round outdoor recreation activities to make everyone on your guest list happy! How about a massage or spa service? Join townspeople for Brandon’s terrific special events. Vermont’s largest Independence Day Parade is right here in Brandon. The Great Brandon Auction, Yard Sale Day, and Make Your Own Leaf Person Day are other favorites.
From Burlington: Burlington International Airport (IATA: BTV) (ICAO: KBTV), Airport Drive, Phone: 802-863-1889, . Flights arrive daily via several carriers from as far away as Chicago and Orlando. Travelers from farther afield will have to make a connection in a larger city. There are non-stop flights to Burlington Airport from the following cities (some cities may be seasonal or only offer service certain days of the week): Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Toronto and Washington.Brandon Vermont is 60 miles South from Burlington- Rental cars are available at the airport.
From Rutland: Cape Air runs a few flights daily from Boston Logan aboard their Cessna propeller-driven airplanes to Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport (RUT) near Rutland. This is a very small airport somewhat distant from town, so be sure to arrange transportation ahead of time.
From Rutland: The Amtrak station is at 25 Evelyn Place, in downtown Rutland, and is served by the Ethan Allen Express, a daily service to and from New York City
From Essex: The closest Amtrak station is in Essex Junction, about a 10-15 minute drive to the east. Amtrak provides daily service to Washington, D.C. via New York City. During the summer season, Amtrak's Adirondack stops at Port Kent, NY, where transfer can be made to the Burlington-Port Kent ferry (see ferry directions below). The Adirondack provides daily service between New York City and Montreal, Quebec, following the scenic shores of Lake Champlain and the Hudson River.
Brandon Vermont is a bike-friendly town. Thanks to slow traffic and often courteous drivers, getting around the Brandon area on bike is a breeze.
Chartered in 1761, Brandon rapidly became an important mill town with both saw and grist mills operating at more than 20 sites. Abundant local iron ore led to the production of stoves and other iron products. With the arrival of the Burlington - Rutland Railroad in 1849, Brandon became a center for the manufacture of railroad cars. While it was once a major area for marble quarrying, there are no active sites today. Brandon's layout is unique with two village greens and Neshobe River flowing between them. During the boom years many fine homes were built, and most of them still occupied today. Park and Pearl Streets were laid out in a fashion suitable for militia training: broad and tree- shaded streets with deep front yards were the result.
Today's visitor to Brandon will find comfortable, modern amenities set among the many historic homes and buildings in the village. A stroll through town reveals a variety of eateries, shopping options and lodging options. On the outskirts of the town, the outdoor enthusiast will find an abundance of opportunities to hike, bike, canoe, and kayak, cross- country ski, or snowshoe. Nature lovers will find a national forest waiting to be explored. Arts and antique lovers will find galleries and shops within the village core. Lake Dunmore, with the mountains as a backdrop, is a few miles from downtown Brandon and provides an unforgettable summer respite. An easy drive to all points in Vermont and Western New York makes Brandon an ideal spot for vacationers. We hope that you enjoy our town as much as we do!