Take a Drive on Route 9 and Travel the Molly Stark Byway
The Molly Stark Byway winds its way through lowland valleys, historic villages, busy downtowns, and the spectacular Green Mountain National Forest. Anchored at either end by vibrant historic town centers in Brattleboro and Bennington, and including a classic New England crossroads village in Wilmington in between, a trip along the 48 mile byway is a great way to experience the full character of southern Vermont.
Start your trip
Start in Brattleboro and drive west on Route 9. Points of interest along the way in the Greater Brattleboro Area include:
175 Western Avenue, Brattleboro
The B&B’s three luxury rooms and two spacious suites make for a memorable stay. The extensive gardens are bordered by woodlands with nine miles of walking, skiing, and snowshoeing trails in Vermont Trust Land.
A great place for food!
436 Western Avenue, Brattleboro
Get ready for the welcoming smell of simmering garlic, the warmth of chocolate baking and a visual feast for your eyes! You won’t be able to resist the varied array of prepared foods, generous sandwiches, beautiful custom pastries and the large selection of Vermont, New England and many other specialty food items.
Green Mountain Market and Deli
Vermont Route 9, West Brattleboro
Sandwiches, pizzas, salads, yummy baked goods, build-your-own pizzas – even homemade potato chips and rolls! Eat in or grab it to go. While you’re there pick up some pure Vermont maple syrup or a bottle of wine.
Walk across an historic covered bridge!
Guilford Street, Brattleboro
Built in 1879 over Whetstone Brook, the bridge is 80 feet long and 19 feet wide. The slate roof replaced the original wooden shingles around 1917, and the sidewalk was added around the same time. Built in the Town’s Lattice Truss design, the bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Pure Vermont maple syrup!
Early each spring, sugaring time starts at the Robb far! Take a tour of the farm year-round and during sugaring season visit the sugarhouse to see how maple sugar is made. And be sure to take some home to enjoy on pancakes, waffles or ice cream!
Visit a Museum!
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum
7599 VT Route 9
West Marlboro, VT 05363
The museum displays one of New England’s largest collections of native species along with live animal exhibits, ecology, geology and natural history exhibits. With nearby access to over 600 protected acres of hiking trails, the family fun and adventure can continue outside year-round.
Map it out!
To map out your journey along the Molly Stark Byway visit www.mollystarkbyway.org