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Brandon (Vermont)

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Brandon is a small town in Vermont.

Understand[edit]

Things To Do[edit]

'Recreation:' No matter where you are in Brandon, Vermont, recreation will always be surrounding you.

Popular Summer Activities:

  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Golfing
  • Biking
  • Rock Climbing

Popular Winter Activities:

  • Downhill Skiing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Ice Climbing
  • Biking
  • Rock Climbing

'Art: Brandon is the "Art and Soul" of Vermont.

  • Visit our fifty plus talented artists
  • Check out our many unique antique shops and local boutiques
  • Spend the day at one of our two local wineries
  • Enjoy one of our music events that are held all throughout the year
  • In the summer on Fridays be sure to stop by our local Farmer’s Market for the freshest products and crafts
  • Visit one of our many active farms that welcome guests

'History: History is everywhere in Brandon.

  • The Brandon Museum at the historic Stephen A Douglas Birthplace is the best place to begin a self-guided historic walking tour and a way to see many of the 243 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • When you are out driving or on a bike ride see if you can discover our four covered bridges.
  • Visit our many historical museums and historical sites.


'Celebrations: There is no better place to hold your special Celebration, especially a Vermont destination wedding, than in Brandon, Vermont.

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.

Get in[edit]

By Plane

From Burlington: Burlington International Airport (IATA: BTV) (ICAO: KBTV), Airport Drive, Phone: 802-863-1889, [2]. 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.


By Train

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.


By Bicycle

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.


History[edit]

Brandon Baptist Church

Brandon Yesterday

  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.    

Brandon Today

  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!

Shop[edit]

  • Brandon Music, 62 Country Club, 1-802-465-4071, [1].  edit
  • Andrew Antiques, 110 West Salisbury Road, 1-802-352-6016.  edit
  • Antiques by the Fall, 22 Park Street Brandon, Vermont, 802-247-6600, [2].  edit
  • Aubuchon Hardware, 10 Center Street, 802-247-6059, [3].  edit
  • Blue Moon Clothing and Gifts, 43 Center Street, 802-247-5004, [4].  edit
  • Blue Seal Feeds & Needs, 38 Union Street, 802-247-9599, [5].  edit
  • Brandon Lumber and Millwork Co., 11 Grove Street, 802-247-6000, [6].  edit
  • Carr's Florist and Gifts, 21 Center Street, 802-247-5727.  edit
  • Found Objects, 4 Conant Square, 802-247-0027.  edit
  • Hannafords Supermarket, 71 Supermarket Drive, 802-247-4113, [7].  edit
  • The Home Shop, 47 Center Street, 802-465-1817, [8].  edit
  • The Inside Scoop, 22 Park Street, 802-247-6600.  edit
  • Maple View Farm, 185 Adams Road, 802-247-5412, [9].  edit
  • New England Maple Museum, 4578 Route 7, 802-483-9414, [10].  edit
  • Shapiro's Dept. Store, 12 Center Street Brandon, Vermont, 802-247-5505, [11].  edit
  • Vermont Kitchen Supply, 17 Center Street Brandon, Vermont, 802-465-8063, [12].  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Brandon House of Pizza, 16 Center Street Brandon, Vermont, 1-802-247-8177. 11:00am to 9:00pm.  edit
  • Brandon Music, 62 Country Club, 802-465-4071, [13].  edit
  • Cafe Provence, 11 Center Street, 1-802-247-9997, [14].  edit
  • Compass Music and Arts Center, 333 Jones Drive, 802-247-4295, [15].  edit
  • Gourmet Provence, 37 Center Street, 1-802-247-3002, [16].  edit
  • Hannafords Supermarkets, 71 Supermarket Drive, 1-802-247-4113, [17].  edit
  • The Inside Scoop, 22 Park Street, 1-802-247-6600, [18]. Open Year Round.  edit
  • Li's Chinese Restaurant, 16 Park Street, 802-247-8818. Best Chinese in Brandon!  edit
  • Mac's Market, 3279 McConnell Road, 1-802-247-3440.  edit
  • Neshobe Golf Course, 224 Town Farm Road, 1-802-247-3611, [19].  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Brandon Inn, 20 Park Street Brandon, Vermont, 802-247-5766, [20].  edit
  • Brandon Motor Lodge, 2095 Franklin Street (Route 7), 802-247-9594, [21].  edit
  • Country Village Campground, 40 US Rte 7, 802-247-3333, [22].  edit
  • Cozy Cottages, 1246 Franklin St, 802-247-6644, [23].  edit
  • Gazebo Inn, 25 Grove Street (Route 7), 802-247-3235, [24].  edit
  • Inn on Park Street, 69 Park Street Brandon, Vermont, 802-247-3843, [25].  edit
  • Inn to Inn, 52 Park Street Brandon, Vermont, 802-247-3300, [26].  edit
  • Lilac Inn, 53 Park Street Brandon, Vermont, 802-247-5463, [27].  edit
  • Mount Pleasant Bed & Breakfast, 1627 Shackett Rd, 802-247-3117, [28].  edit
  • Old Mill Inn Bed & Breakfast, 79 Stone Mill Dam Road, 802-247-8002, [29].  edit
  • Rosebelle's Victorian Inn, 31 Franklin Street, 802-247-8098, [30].  edit