Area Events 


Maple Sugar Weekend 2018

March 24 - 25

As part of the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend, the Bennington County Sugarmakers will be hosting their annual “Maple Sunday (Weekend)” on March 24-25, 2018. Saphouses will be open to the public offering tours, activities, and free samples of syrup.

So put on your boots and spend the day enjoying Vermont during this unique season. Visit one or all of the participating sugarhouses as they partake in the                                                                                                                                                                      springtime ritual of transforming sap into maple syrup.

Nearby sugarhouses: Dutton's Farm Stand (Manchester), The Sugar Shack (Arlington), Merck Forest & Farmland Center (Rupert), Armstrong Farm (Bennington), Glastenview Maple Farm (Shaftsbury)


Stargazer Snowshoe Hike at Stratton

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, winter season  
Nordic Center, Stratton Mountain

Take this off-grid opportunity to hike Stratton's Nordic Center and enjoy the night sky. Tours are led through rolling New England terrain for beginner and experts, where you'll see Vermont's legendary stars. Please dress in warm layers, wear sturdy snow boots and bring a headlamp.

Price: $50 per person. $60 per person with rentals.

7-9pm, meeting at the Nordic Center at 6:30pm
Max 30 people per tour
1 ½ hour guided tour
Headlamps are required for safety
Ends with a campfire, hot cocoa and marshmallows for roasting
Cancellations must be made by 5pm the day before the tour for full refund. Cancellations after that are subject to full forfeiture
Children under 18 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian