Southern Vermont sits on the border of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York, and is only a short drive from the Metro areas of Hartford, Boston and New York City.
Major cities in southern Vermont are Bennington, Brattleboro and Rutland.
Bennington is Vermont’s fifth largest community, nestled in the southwestern part of Vermont—just 9 miles from New York and 14 miles from Massachusetts. Bennington is host to a variety of attractions including museums, an arts center, and covered bridges.
Brattleboro is a community of 12,000 located in the southeast area of the state on Interstate 91. Known as the “Gateway to Vermont,” it has easy access to Massachusetts and Connecticut. Brattleboro offers rich cultural diversity such as theaters, art galleries, a museum, a music center, factory outlets, outdoor activities and close proximity to ski areas.
Rutland, nestled in the heart of the Green Mountain State, is the second largest city in Vermont. It is mid-way between Burlington and Bennington. The Rutland region offers a wide variety of musicals, art events, band concerts, along with the annual Killington Music Festival, Quechee Gorge (Vermont’s version of the Grand Canyon) and fine schools and colleges. Outdoor activities abound in this area with skiing at Killington, Pico and Okemo ski resorts, hiking and 8 excellent golf courses.