The Weston area of Vermont encompasses the towns of Weston, Landgrove and Peru. The Weston area features an abundance of recreation and a variety of dining and lodging options.
The Arts and Ski Hub of the Green Mountains!
Living in the Weston Vermont area is a treat for both the body and mind. Nestled among the stunning Green Mountains, this rural landscape provides breathtaking views, fresh air and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. From snowshoeing to skiing and mountain biking, you will find something for everyone here. And when you need a break from all the activity, there’s world-class theater and museums, unique dining options and local shopping to take advantage of. With so much to do right at your doorstep, Weston Vermont offers an enriching lifestyle that is healthy for both body and mind.
Vermont’s Most Important Playhouse
The Weston Playhouse is an institution that offers something for everyone in southern Vermont. From the stunning flagship theatre in the village of Weston to the newly opened Walker Farm campus, this professional theatre company provides exceptional experiences year-round. Their summer season brings amazing musicals, family-friendly productions, classics and groundbreaking works to sold-out crowds to get lost in. While their fall and spring seasons bring flexible performances at the Walker Farm campus including plays, concerts, films and lectures that provide unique ways of engaging with the performing arts. Whether you’re looking for a romantic night out or a memorable family outing, The Weston Playhouse has something special to offer everyone!
A Winter Wonderland of Skiing and More
For the outdoor enthusiast, Weston, Peru and Landgrove offer so many exciting activities during winter. From skiing and snowboarding on four area mountains - Bromley Mountain in Peru and Stratton, Okemo and Magic Mountains nearby - to cross-country skiing or snowshoeing at Wild Wings Ski Touring Center in Peru, there’s a plethora of ways to get out and enjoy the snow. Not to mention the option for sleigh rides or snowmobiling across the magnificent surrounding mountains. It’s no wonder this area is known as a remarkable winter wonderland!
Rich in Sophisticated Culture and Amenities
Living in the Weston Area has its advantages. With a diverse range of social, cultural and musical opportunities, there's no shortage of things to do. From exploring The Farrar-Mansur House, The Old Mill and The Craft Building to attending plays at the iconic Weston Playhouse and attending events like the Manchester Music Festival, there are plenty of ways to experience culture in the area. Residents can also take advantage of easy access to dining establishments, grocery stores, convenience stores, banks, pharmacies, farmers markets and so much more. There’s truly something for everyone in this picturesque part of Vermont!
So Much Spring, Summer and Fall Recreation
The area around Weston is packed with outdoor recreation all year round. During the summer, you can explore nearby trails and take in the stunning views while swimming, fishing or camping. Gondola rides up Bromley Mountain allow you to enjoy an alpine slide down the mountain afterwards. You can also take advantage of the Green Mountain National Forest and its campgrounds, ponds and hiking spots - including one of the most famous parts of the Appalachian Trail. For some water-based activities, there are plenty of rivers, lakes and ponds to kayak, canoe and swim in - such as Hapgood Pond nearby. Golf enthusiasts will definitely be delighted with Stratton Resort’s 27-hole championship course or Okemo Valley Golf Club; and those looking for a game of tennis have plenty of options too – West River Tennis Club, Landgrove Tennis Club, Stratton Resort or Okemo Valley Golf Club. Mountain bikers and road cyclists can all find suitable routes for their skill level too. And don’t forget about fall – when the world's best foliage blanket the area – plus extra fun during harvest season with the Peru Fair offering pig roasts, music entertainment and more! With so much to do throughout spring/summer/fall, this place is truly a unique outdoorsy paradise!
A Village of Dining and Shopping
Discover the timeless and charming village of Weston, Vermont. Here you can visit the famous Vermont Country Store, stroll through village shops, country stores, fine galleries and antique shops. Experience some of the tastiest meals you’ve ever had, prepared with fresh ingredients from the area, and made by chefs who are expert in the Vermont vernacular of cooking and flavors.
Excellent Public and Private Schools
An excellent public elementary school and school choice for high school are available for all three towns.
Weston Area Elementary and Middle Schools
Flood Brook School: The highly-regarded Flood Brook School is a K-8 public school that prides itself on academic excellence. With an average class size of only 15 students, teachers provide an excellent environment for teaching and learning.
Private: Maple Street School (Manchester), The Mountain School (Manchester), Stratton Mountain School (starts grade 7, Londonderry), Long Trail School (starts grade 6, Dorset), The Downtown School (Manchester).
Weston Area High Schools
Burr and Burton Academy (Manchester): Residents can choose what is perhaps one of the best all-around independent high schools in Vermont.
The Long Trail School (Dorset): A small, but top private high school in Vermont, The Long Trail School is Vermont’s only International Baccalaureate School.
Green Mountain Union High School (Chester): This public high school is well-regarded, and the closest high school for many residents of the area.
Getting Here and There
The Weston area is one of the closest regions of Vermont to the major metropolitan centers of the Northeast. About a 4-hour drive from New York, Northern New Jersey, and Montreal, while about 3 hours from Boston.
The area is served by train in Albany, New York (1.5 hours away), providing easy and reliable access to New York City. The closest major international airport is also in Albany, but there are regional airports close by in Rutland, Vermont, and West Lebanon, New Hampshire with daily service to Boston and other major cities in the Northeast.