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. 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.
Bennington – Come for a day, stay for a week…or longer.
- SVC/Laumeister Art Center
- Oldcastle Theatre Company
- Bennington Potters and the Potters Yard
- The Bennington Battle Monument
- Old First Church
- Usdan Gallery at Bennington College
- Bennington Farmers’ Market
- The Apple Barn
Northern Berkshires – Bennington is just a short drive (30 to 50 minutes) to a region that complements the cultural and natural beauty found in southern Vermont.
- Clark Art Institute, only 20 minutes in Williamstown, MA
- Mass MoCA, 30 minutes in North Adams, MA
- Berkshire Museum
- Williams College Museum of Art
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.