No Snow? No Problem!

Option 1: Build a “Mud Man”

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Option 2: What to do!
After all there is still something special about just being in Vermont…

Right Here In the Deerfield Valley:
Equipe Sport 802-464-2222 Right on Mt Snow’s South Access Road, West Dover
You can still get out on the trails with a Fat Tire Bike rental from Equipe Sport- these bikes can handle all trail conditions, whether snow or mud. Lakes are still an option too, so consider a Stand Up Paddleboard or kayak rental!

Matterhorn Inn 802-464-4676 248 Route 100, West Dover
The Matterhorn is hosting a bonfire on Friday and Saturday, Jan 1 & 2. Head over at 7:30 with your marshmallows and cocoa- they’ll provide the sticks and the flames! The Matterhorn is also the home of the yummy full course Polish dinner buffet. Call for reservations!

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One More Time Billards Parlor 802-464-5320 183 Route 100 North, West Dover
One More Time offers Billiards, Foosball & Darts, plus five big-screen HDTV’s showing your favorite games. Come for Karaoke night on Thursdays! Find them right next door to the Dover Forge Restaurant.

Mountain Park Cinema 802-464-6447 4 Mountain Park Plaza, Rte. 100 N., West Dover
Find out what’s playing at Mountain Park Cinema including show times and ticket pricing. The feature movie right now is STAR WARS: The Force Awakens. Films are displayed with Ultra-high Definition Sony® 4K Projection with Dolby® Digital Sound

Adams Farm 802-464-3762
15 Higley Hill Rd., Wilmington
Adams Farm can’t do actual horse drawn sleigh rides yet, so come for a horse drawn wagon ride instead. Please be sure to call ahead for reservations. You can also come visit and feed many of the farm animals at the indoor livestock barn, shop the farm store, and even buy locally raised meats. Paintball is also available by reservation.

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North Star Bowl 802-464-5148 179 Vt. Route 100 N., Wilmington
Visit North Star Bowl on Facebook! Play a game of candlepin bowling while the kids enjoy the arcade games. Their mini-golf section is also open! North Star Bowl also has an extensive restaurant menu including pizza, burgers, sandwiches and Mexican favorites. Hours: 11:30 to 10:00PM

Honora Winery 802-368-2226
201 Vermont Route 112, Jacksonville
A nice glass of wine can help put things in perspective! Visit the Jacksonville Tasting Room to try Honora Winery’s locally made wines and Vermont artisan cheeses.
For the beer lover- they also feature locally made brews from Jacksonville Brewery.

honora
Deerfield Valley Elementary School has a great outdoor playground for the kids to enjoy.
360 Route 100 North, Wilmington

Hiking or Biking the Valley Trail
Click here to view the Valley Trail Map, including designated parking areas. There are several miles of trails between Dover and Wilmington for pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy, with varied surfaces (paved, improved and natural).

Hiking the Haystack Mountain Trail
The access point for the Haystack Mountain Trail is in Chimney Hill. The moderate 4.8 mile round trip hike offers great views along the way!

Flames Stables 802-464-8329 657 Boyd Hill Rd, Wilmington
Offering guided horseback rides through Vermont trails.

Spas/Yoga classes/Massage: Grand Summit, Change Yoga (Jamaica), ACT Fit (Brattleboro)
Visit downtown Wilmington shops and restaurants, galleries

Brattleboro, VT (from Wilmington take Rt. 9 East 25 miles)
Nelson Withington Skating Facility 802-257- 2311 61 Memorial Park Dr, Brattleboro
Visit the Nelson Withington Skating Facility website for public skating and rink “stick times”.

Grafton Cheese 802-246-2221 x 101
400 Linden St. (Rt. 30), Brattleboro
Shop the extensive gift store at Grafton Cheese featuring many gourmet cheeses as well as a large selection of other food items, wine, and Vermont gifts. Walk upstairs to the viewing platform to watch the cheesemakers at work! 10-6 daily (open until 8:00 on Fridays)

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Fulcrum Arts Gallery 802-257-2787 485 West River Rd. (Rt. 30), Brattleboro, VT
Visit Fulcrum Arts Gallery for glass blowing demo, other art displays. Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4

Visit Downtown Brattleboro shops & restaurants, too!

Bennington, VT (From Wilmington take Rt. 9 West 25 Miles)
Bennington Museum 802-447-1571 Camelot Village 802-447-0039
75 Main St. Bennington Vt. 05201 66 Colgate Heights, Bennington
Features Gramma Moses Shopping Center for Antiques and Crafts

Bennington Center for the Arts 442-7158 Hemmings Motor News 802-447-9652
Rt. 7 West, Bennington, VT 222 Main Street, Bennington, VT
Art Gallery and Covered Bridge Museum The Classic Car Lover’s Oasis

Bennington Pottery 802-447-7531 Bennington Tennis Center (Indoor) 802-447-7557
324 County St., Bennington 200 Lovers Lane, Bennington
Pottery Demo and Sales Offering court rentals and lessons.

And try this guide to Downtown Bennington shops and restaurants

Manchester, VT (Take Rt. 7 North from Bennington)
Northshire Bookstore An amazing bookstore to browse through, plus special events listed on their site!
Riley Rink has indoor ice skating with Public Skates and Stick and Puck open rink access! Lessons also available.
Manchester Designer Outlets in the quaint Vermont village of Manchester!

Rentals Only Restaurant Picks (local and just a short drive)

Melissa:
Local: Cask & Kiln Faroe Island Salmon
A Short Drive: Williamsville Eatery Tacos (11 miles)

Karen:
Local: West Dover Joe’s Scallops Joe
A Short Drive: Hazel’s House-Smoked Turkey Club (21 miles)

Megan
Local: Jezebel’s Eatery (28 W Main St, Wilmington. 802-464-7774) Megan’s Mediterranean Salad
A Short Drive: Whetstone Station Fish & Chips (22 miles)

Local grocery sources for your at-home gourmet creations:

Snow Mountain Market   River Valley Market
323 VT-100, West Dover, VT 661 VT-100, Wilmington, VT
(802) 464-9666 Open 8am-8pm (802) 464-2236 Open 8am-8pm & 9pm on Fri

Shaw’s
97 East Main St., Wilmington, VT 05363
(802) 464-2161 Open 7am-9pm


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