The Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair is the oldest craft fair in America. This event is one of the most finest and prestigious craft events in the United States.
The first Craftsmen’s Fair was held in 1933 and it success exceeded everyone’s expectations with sales.
There will be more than 200 individual craft booths to visit including jewelry, wood accessories, decorative glass, pottery, fiber arts and more.
This year the fair will start on August 1st until August 9th. To get more information about the event please visit the official website of the 76th Annual Craftsmen’s Fair.
The Toonerville Trail belongs to the Springfield Trails and Greenways, which is managed by a group of citizens interested in developing trails and greenways in the community.
The Toonerville Trail goes along the Black River and passes several historic sites such as the Eureka Schoolhous, one of the few surviving 18th century public buildings in Vermont.
The trail is 3 miles long and connects the downtown business district with residential areas. The area and the trails is completely supported by civic groups, organizations and clubs. In May 2000, the Toonerville Trail was designated a Community Millennium Trail.
To get more information visit the official website of the Toonerville Trail.
The Green Mountain Flyer Excursion is an ideal trip for the family. The scenic train ride from Bellows Falls Depot to Fox Chair Mountain Farm in Chester is an unforgettable trip.
This is a 2 hs. train ride with half an hour layover in Chester Depot.
Single Fare: Adult $19
Child: (3-12) $15
Group Fare (25+): Adult $18, Child (3-12) $14
If you wish to ride in a Classic Coach: $5 additional. The Classic Coach offers passengers a trip in a restored 1913 Rutland Railcar.
This excursion is available on August 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. Tickets can be purchased online at Summer Trains 2009.
The Springweather Nature Area is comprised of 70 acres of fields, forest and brooks. The Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society leases this land from the Corps for the development and maintainance of trails in the area.
This is an ideal place to visit during the afteroon or early in the morning. People can enjoy a nice walk along the trails and be part of nature.
To get more information about how to get there or learn more about the Springweather Nature Area, visit the official website.
The Harpoon Championship of New England BBQ 2009 will be held on July 25th and 26th at Windsor, Vermont. It is located just minutes from the Holiday Inn Express Hotel.
This is a celebration of the best of Summer-Fresh beer, great BBQ and live music. There will be 40 BBQ teams from all over competing for prize money and trophies.
The door charge is $10.00 per person and this admission fee includes a Harpoon beer or Harpoon soda. Children under 12 are admitted free, but must be accompanied by a parent.
To have a full schedule of this event, please visit the official website of the Harpoon Brewery.
The Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center in Grafton is home of some of the best Nordic (cross country) skiing and snowshoeing in Vermont, and mountain biking and hiking in the summer!
This Nordic ski and mountain bike center offers 2,000 + trails of mountain biking and hiking for all abilities.
They offer weekly trail running series and a free mountain bike tour when you register sign up for events. They also offer the Kids Environmental Adventure Camps for ages 5-16 years.
If you would like to get more information about the different summer activities, please visit the official website of the Grafton Ponds.
The Windsor Country Agricultural Fair will be held at Springfield from July 11th to July 12th, 2009.
This is a real small-town state fair celebrating Vermont’s agricultural tradition with an open horse show, petting zoo, sheep shearing, antique tractors, garden tractor pull, quilts and craft.
This is an amazing event to go with kids and to let them experience a day in the countryside. There will be a lot of people in the street and kids will have the opportunity to see one of the most impressive horse show.
There will be bands and musicians playing along the show and stands to buy beverages and food.
The Ascutney State Park is located in Windsor, Weathersfield and its season starts from mid-May to October 15th.
When visiting the park, you can enjoy the excellent view offered from points along the summit road and trail. But if you are a keen of walking, you should consider visiting the Brownsville Rock from where you can have the most beautiful view.
Just to keep in mind the 2009 Road closures dates are: July 12th and 18th until noon and September 19th and 20th.
If you wish to get more information about the park, visit the Ascutney State Park official website.
The North Star Canoe Rentals on Vermont and New Hampshire Rivers offers full service rentals with shuttle included, self guided trips from a half day paddle to multiweek expeditions.
The North Star Canoe is owned by a family providing a more personalized service and they operate from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. They are close every Tuesday.
To contact Norht Star Canoes you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 603-542-6929.
You can also visit their website where they have a list of prices for the different activites they offer.Visit the official website at www.kayak-canoe.com