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Brattleboro Museum and Art Center Displaying 5 Intriguing Exhibits

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Back view of woman looking at an interactive exhibit at the Brattleboro Museum and Art CenterThe Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, located in the heart of downtown Brattleboro, also serves as the art hub for the community. Founded in 1972, BMAC contains six very active galleries in its historic Union Station building. They take pride in rotating exhibits about every three to four months. This not only keeps a visit there fresh and exciting but adds up to 15 to 20 art shows a year. In addition to showcasing works of talented artist, the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center also hosts dozens of concerts, art talks, workshops and film screenings. When visiting charming Brattleboro for a vacation, be sure to check out the fascinating art and events at the museum.

The current exhibits display the wide range of styles and materials used to create an interesting art experience. The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center shows opening in the new year will immerse you in installation creations, sculptural abstract paintings, and a retrospective of an ever evolving landscape artists. Open your eyes and mind to some truly intriguing exhibits:

  1. María Elena González’s Tree Talk – The gallery is transformed into a multimedia experience using video, sound, drawings, and collage that celebrates the graceful birch tree.
  2. Doug Trump’s By Rail – A local Vermont artist repurposed window trim and sash boards into layered and textured abstract paintings with sculptural elements.
  3. Fafnir Adamites’s Interfere – Another installation piece, but created by sculpting textiles of felted wool and burlap. The large dark and weighty art conveys a sense of overwhelming oppression.
  4. Gordon Meinhard’s The Lives of Tables – While this is a series of still life paintings, done in an expressive style, the subjects come to life, vibrating with energy and personality.
  5. Observed/Abstract – This retrospective of painter Thelma Appel, a founder of the Bennington College Summer Painting Workshop, takes visitors on a journey through her artistic progression. 

Brattleboro loves its “artsy” reputation and there’s no better place to see this creative culture than the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. Whether you’re visiting to ski, hike, or bike while staying at our lovely New England town, the BMAC is a must see during your stay. The elegant Inn on Putney Road bed and breakfast offers superior accommodations within walking distance of Brattleboro’s lively downtown. Wake each morning to a gourmet breakfast with views of our serene wooded setting. Reserve your beautiful guest suite with us today for a picture perfect Vermont vacation in 2020.

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Great Fall Hiking Trails Near Brattleboro, Vermont

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Sign pointing to great fall hiking trails in the autumn woodsEvery autumn Brattleboro prepares for a flood of visitors in search of great fall hiking. It’s no wonder since the glowing foliage transforms the landscape and enhances the natural beauty of the area. Mountain summits, riversides and wooded hikes become magical treks through the vibrant seasonal colors. When looking for a fall hiking vacation, Vermont has everything for an ideal getaway. Not only do visitors have endless choices of great fall hiking trails, but also quaint towns with history, culture and wonderful restaurants. Brattleboro offers the very best expected in a charming New England town and even more. The historic downtown, overflows with artsy shops, cozy cafes and excellent restaurants. After exploring the great fall hiking, treat yourself to a romantic dinner and a movie at the elegant Latchis Theatre.

At the center of miles and miles of scenic hikes and walking distance to lively Brattleboro, find the Inn on Putney Road Bed and Breakfast. This French Provincial manor, nestled in explansive, mature gardens that have direct access to the Hogle Wildlife Sanctuary trail. This picturesque, one mile trail leads to a 3.5 acre bird sanctuary. This lovely walk ends at the Retreat Trails with 9 miles of forested trails with views of a historic farm. Our guests also enjoy our large, comfortable rooms with private baths and classic decor. Wake to wonderful garden views and a delicious, gourmet breakfast. Book your great fall hiking getaway at the luxurious Inn on Putney Road Bed and Breakfast. 

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Hiking at Wantastiquet Mountain Natural Area

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Hiker at summit arms outstretched The Wantastiquet Mountain Trail offers Brattleboro visitors everything needed for a perfect day hike. This short round trip hike, just under 4 miles, packs a lot into it. Located within 520 acres of beautiful woods, the path features a waterfall, unobstructed panoramic views at the summit and opportunities to connect with several other trails. A day of hiking can be as long or short as you like and the exploration possibilities are endless. At the Inn on Putney Road, our private location surrounded by mature trees and gardens offer a serene, tranquil setting. However, guests will find the lively Brattleboro downtown just a short walk from our front door. Spend your days hiking the mountain trails or relaxing at our quiet retreat, then explore the fun Brattleboro bars and restaurants in the evening. Our unique French Provincial manor has 6 luxury guest rooms each with private baths and a classic, comfortable decor. While our wonderful gourmet breakfasts will have you ready for another day of exploring. Reserve your beautiful guest suite with us before the summer months slip away.

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Scenic Cycling Tours from Beautiful Brattleboro Vermont

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Close up of hand on bike handles looking out at a serene valleyDiscover the freedom and flexibility of self-guided cycling tours in the stunning Vermont countryside around Brattleboro. Unlike expensive, rushed guided biking tours, Diverse Directions offers the ease of setting your own pace and choosing your own accommodations. Cyclists get all the support of big tours but without being locked into limited start or end dates. In other words, you get to choose your own schedule, route and who cycles with you. And all the routes are well researched, with easy-to-read written instructions, and downloadable GPS map.

It’s no surprise they offer a large selection of tours that begin in and around Brattleboro. The Brattleboro-Bellows Falls Hub & Spoke Tours takes advantage of this lively town’s proximity to the pristine landscape. The Inn on Putney Road is proud to offer our wonderful guest suites through the tours’ list of Brattleboro Bed and Breakfasts. Our park-like setting is very private yet only a short walk to the energetic downtown of Brattleboro. Our relaxing, luxurious rooms and gourmet breakfasts will have you rested and ready for another day of biking. Book your Brattleboro summer vacation filled with scenic cycling tours through the lovely Vermont countryside.

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