Regional Attractions to Enhance Your Visit

Bennington and Manchester, Vermont were recognized in 2014 by the National Center for Arts Research among the top twenty medium and small communities across the country with a vibrant arts scene. In 2019 Bennington County, VT was ranked as the #4 most arts-vibrant small community in America. The culturally rich corridor of The Shires of Vermont and the northern Berkshires beckons visitors to come for a day and stay longer. Engage in theatre, arts, fine dining, and rich history, all in the relaxed, serene beauty of the Green and Taconic Mountains.  The region offers a blend of old and new, and includes museums, attractions, art and antique galleries, covered bridges, specialty stores and boutiques, outdoor activities like golf and hiking, quality farm-to-table restaurants and award-winning cafés, national chain hotels and quiet inns. Be prepared to enjoy all that the area offers and return home relaxed, transformed, and longing to return.

BenningtonCome for a day, stay for a week…or longer.

Northern BerkshiresBennington is just a short drive (30 to 50 minutes) to a region that complements the cultural and natural beauty found in southern Vermont.

Heading North – Just 30 minutes north of Bennington are the towns of Manchester and Dorset.  Enhance your Vermont experience by visiting some of the wonderful attractions there.


For a complete online guide to Bennington hotels, restaurants, transportation information and more, please visit VERMONTBEGINSHERE.COM, Bennington’s comprehensive online visitor guide.