Guilford and its surrounding areas (Brattleboro, Putney, Bellows Falls, Marlboro) are home to a whole spectrum of things to do.
From seasonal recreation activities such as hiking, biking, golfing, canoeing and swimming in the summer, to apple picking and leaf-peeping in autumn, to the ski mountains and snow-mobile trails that make for such popular vacation spots in the winter, Vermont is a vibrant, year-round destination.
If nature isn't exactly your thing, pamper yourself at a spa, find the perfect antique, enjoy outlet or boutique shopping, or dine at one of our many restaurants. Southern Vermont is also known for its lively artists' communities that feature local art tours, music festivals, art galleries and peforming arts events.
MASS MoCA is one of the world's liveliest (and largest) centers for making and enjoying today's most important art, music, dance, theater, film, and video.
Alpine, snowboarding, cross-country--Vermont has some of the best ski resorts in the nation. The closest resorts to Guilford Sound are Stratton, Okemo, Killington, and Bromley. Check out the Ski Vermont website for conditions, directions, and more.
Every first Friday of the month, art lovers from the tri-state area enjoy the local arts' scene via GalleryWalk. Check out the website for up-to-date exhibits and a gallery map.
The Latchis Theatre and Latchis Hotel are part of the historic Latchis Memorial Building, built in 1938 as "A Town within a Town - Under One Roof," and listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. Movie theater and live events.
The Vermont Jazz Center is an internationally recognized institution that provides jazz education, programming and outreach. Started in the 1970's by Atilla Zoller and currently run by pianist Eugene Uman, VJC features sweet concerts, a renowned summer prgram, and a weekly jam session and is a valuable community resourse.
The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, a non-collecting museum, was founded in 1972 and is located in the former Union Station in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. New exhibits by regional and international artists are shown each season
The Guilford Country Store is the closest store to Guilford Sound, and, luckily, makes amazing homemade food. The store has just about anything you might have forgotten at home. We were all so grateful when they opened and eat here all the time!
Italian-American food and a nice wine selection. Chef Ken Flutie says it best himself: "with Italian I learned to love pure, simple flavors; exquisite fresh pastas and homey braises, an appreciation of traditional technique, deeply flavored sauces and classics. New England, especially Vermont, keeps me grounded and my food honest."
Handcrafted Pizza and Applewood smoked BBQ. Full bar and lots of craft beers.
Farm to Table. Lovely atmosphere and great service.
Affordable food in a great atmosphere (fireplace!). Lots of craft beer and even "an exploratory nano-brewery." Waterfront--outdoor dining overlooking the river.
100% Vegetarian / vegan restaurant. Community Supported Restaurant featuring soups, salads, pizzas, quesadillas, burritos, sandwiches, hearty entreés, raw desserts, baked goods, fresh juice, smoothies, coffee, tea and a fun kids menu. They also regularly feature local artwork, live music and a variety of educational programming.