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Bennington, conveniently located at the junction of Vermont Route 9 and US 7, is a great winter destination for families with varied interests. Skiers will love nearby Mount Snow. The resort has 80 trails covering 37 miles, with 80% snowmaking coverage. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, the park offers tubing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobile tours. They also have on-site childcare, lessons for everyone, and on-site lodging at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel. For those who prefer a warmer vacation, the cozy city of Bennington has plenty to offer. With museums galore, history and art enthusiasts have many options. The ...

Bennington, conveniently located at the junction of Vermont Route 9 and US 7, is a great winter destination for families with varied interests. Skiers will love nearby Mount Snow. The resort has 80 trails covering 37 miles, with 80% snowmaking coverage. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, the park offers tubing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobile tours. They also have on-site childcare, lessons for everyone, and on-site lodging at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel. For those who prefer a warmer vacation, the cozy city of Bennington has plenty to offer. With museums galore, history and art enthusiasts have many options. The Bennington Center for the Arts has it all, including exhibits of fine art and its own theater company. The Bennington Museum boasts the largest public collection of Grandma Moses art and memorabilia, while the Norman Rockwell Exhibition in nearby Arlington is a must-see for followers of his quintessential work. Shoppers will love the unique artisan stores downtown, and are close enough for a day-trip to Manchester’s expansive shopping outlets and boutiques. Everyone will enjoy the plethora of dining choices, from the classic diner experience at the Blue Benn Diner to a sophisticated meal at Alldays and Onions.

Lura Seavey
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Lura Seavey is the author of Fun with the Family in Vermont and New Hampshire and she has contributed to several Thomas Cook guidebooks, including Drive Around Catalonia, Travellers Mallorca, and Travellers Barcelona.

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  • Best Time to Visit:

    December through March for the best snow