Take a Drive on Route 30

vermont route 30 secondWhat is Route 30?

Vermont Route 30 runs from Brattleboro in the south to Middlebury in the north. The route runs along the West River and passes through many historic small towns.  Travel writers have described the route as “idyllic” and “picturesque.” We know you’ll agree!

For Kids!

Retreat farm web picThe Children’s Farm and Forest at Retreat Farm

350 Linden Street, Brattleboro
(802) 257-2240

Family fun for all ages! Hold a baby chick; pet the rabbits; groom a miniature horse; play with lambs and goats; feed the piglets; visit with Farmer Alan; meet llamas and emus; and drive toy trucks!

Great Places to Eat

Jack’s Restaurant & Pub

348 Upper Dummerston Rd
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 254-9864
Jack’s Restaurant & Pub

Taking advantage of the fresh foods that are accessible to this region, the menu boasts a variety of options to please a variety of taste buds!

Artisan restaurantThe Artisan Restaurant and The Tavern

Four Columns Inn
21 West Street, Newfane, VT
(802) 365-7713

Two great restaurants on one roof at the Four Columns Inn. The chefs at The Artisan Restaurant and The Tavern use simple and authentic ingredients to create wholesome dishes that appeal to all palettes.

A Taste of Vermont!

grafton-village-cheese-coGrafton Village Cheese

400 Linden Street (Route 30), Brattleboro
802-246-2221 x101

Quality and taste are the hallmarks of the company’s award-winning cheese. Founded in 1892, Grafton cheese is still made by hand using raw milk from small family farms. Visit the retail store, watch cheesemaking and taste the final product.

saxtons-river-distillery-llcSaxtons River Distillery

485 West River Road
(802) 659-4903

The Saxtons River Distillery makes liqueur, bourbon and gin infused with pure Vermont maple syrup. Its Perc Coffee Liqueur recently won the gold medal at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Take a tour of the distillery, meet the master distillers, taste the delicious liquors, and of course, take some home with you!


fulcrum arts logoFire Arts Vermont

485 West River Road, Brattleboro
(802) 254-9761

Fire Arts Vermont is a destination arts facility for the creation, instruction, and promotion of silica-based arts (main ingredient in both glass and clay). Visitors are welcome to view, purchase, and learn about glass and ceramic art.

Drive Across an Historic Covered Bridge

west dummerston covered bridgeWest Dummerston Covered Bridge

Route 30, Dummerston

The West Dummerston Covered Bridge crosses over the West River. The two span town lattice truss bridge was built in 1872. At 271 feet long and 22 feet wide, it is the longest still operational covered bridge in Vermont.


four columnsFour Columns Inn

21 West Street, Newfane, VT
(802) 365-7713

Set on 138 acres, the Four Columns experience features a stunning historic setting, a welcoming staff, thoughtful hospitality details, and relaxed fine food at the Artisan Restaurant and Tavern.

Follow the African American Heritage Trail

African American Heritage TrailTake a detour off Route 30 and head to Grafton where you can visit the Grafton History Museum and Turner Hill Wildlife Management Area. To learn more about the African American Heritage Trail and other points of interest visit www.VTAfricanAmericanHeritage.net.