Visit Fort Dummer State Park This Summer

Though there are plenty of great places to get out and enjoy the outdoors in Vermont this summer, arguably one of our favorites is Fort Dummer State Park. Fort Dummer State Park is a great place to enjoy a hike or summer picnic, but it also has a fascinating history as the site of the first permanent European settlement in Vermont.

Fort Dummer State Park is just a 10-minute drive from our Vermont Bed and Breakfast. While there are plenty of excellent and challenging hikes in Vermont’s Green Mountains, not everything must be a sweat-inducing adventure. We’re equally thrilled to send our guests to quiet, relaxing places where they can enjoy leisurely walks and charming afternoon picnics. Fort Dummer State Park is that place!

After your adventure, the quiet, restful guest rooms at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast will be waiting for you. Our gardens are a wonderful place to spend a quiet afternoon, and we’re just a short walk away from downtown Brattleboro when it’s time to grab a bite to eat.

With attentive hospitality and plenty of value-added amenities, you’ll want for nothing during your stay at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast. It’s the perfect close-to-home destination you’re looking for this summer! Book your room at our #1-rated Vermont Bed and Breakfast today.

A woman enjoying an afternoon of hiking at Fort Dummer State Park in Brattleboro

An Afternoon at Fort Dummer State Park

Fort Dummer State Park is just a few minutes from our Vermont Bed and Breakfast, which makes it an easy place to get outside for some therapeutic time on the trails. That’s not the only reason to visit, though. Fort Dummer State Park is a fascinating piece of Brattleboro’s history, and it’s gorgeous.

Fort Dummer State Park offers visitors just over 200 acres of forested land to explore, making it a great place to escape the hot afternoon sun. Originally this land was the site of the first permanent European settlement in what is now the state of Vermont. This settlement, named Fort Dummer, was built in 1724 and ultimately provided essential protection for other nearby colonies and facilitated the growth of settlements along the Connecticut River.

The historic fort was destroyed in the early 1900s in a flood. Today, Fort Dummer State Park overlooks the site of the historic fort. A hike is the most popular thing to do at Fort Dummer State Park. The park has three main hiking trails, but the Sunrise Trail is the most popular. It’s a pretty short trail and considered easy for most visitors.

Fort Dummer State Park is also a great place to enjoy a picnic, surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Connecticut River Valley. We offer a fabulous handmade picnic package to take with you on your trip to Fort Dummer State Park. It includes A lovely fabric-lined picnic backpack for you to keep for future adventures, 1 Bottle of wine, 2 Wine glasses, a Waiter corkscrew, two cloth napkins, 2 Bottles of Vermont Spring water, and two delicious catered lunches.

Our Vermont Bed and Breakfast, lit up at night, provides a welcoming embrace as you return from adventures at Fort Dummer State Park

The Best Place to Stay in Vermont

Though there are plenty of things to do in Brattleboro, it’s hard to argue with unplugging and enjoying some downtime at our luxurious Brattleboro Bed and Breakfast in Vermomt.  Our historic Vermont Bed and Breakfast sits on the beautiful banks of the West River.

We offer six guest rooms, four of which are in the main house, with an additional two in our carriage house. The guest rooms at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast are outfitted with all the high-end amenities you crave for your stay, including a delicious breakfast, served fresh each morning of your stay. When you want to stretch your legs, enjoy our beautiful gardens and lawn outside or take a walk on the Retreat Trails, which leave from our back yard.

Whether you prefer to spend your days browsing the independently-run shops in downtown Brattleboro or out on the trails in places like Fort Dummer State Park, you’ll find everything you need and more at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast. There is no better place to stay in Vermont. Isn’t it time you get here?  Book your room at our historic Vermont Bed and Breakfast today.

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