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 mountains is healthy for the body and mind. The Weston Vermont area is a rural landscape complete with charming villages and set among the beautiful scenery and fresh air of the Green Mountains. The area is a favorite mountain destination that provides homeowners and visitors with world-class theater and museums, local shopping, unique dining and an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. Give yourself picturesque views and a peaceful life with lots of enriching activities right at your doorstep.
Vermont’s Most Important Playhouse
The Weston Playhouse is Vermont’s longest-running professional theatre. At its charming flagship location in the village of Weston, the Company brings amazing musicals, family-friendly productions, classics and groundbreaking works to sold-out crowds every summer. With the recent opening of the Walker Farm campus, an 8000 square foot flexible performance space on a 5-acre farmstead, the Weston Playhouse also becomes a year-round incubator for the vibrant performing arts scene in southern Vermont and will play host to fall and spring season productions including plays, concerts, films and lectures.
A Winter Wonderland of Skiing and More
Those who live and visit Weston, Peru and Landgrove enjoy an astounding abundance of active outdoor sports and recreation. Winter is alive with skiing and snowboarding on four area mountains (Bromley Mountain is in Peru, while Stratton, Okemo and Magic Mountains are in the immediate vicinity). You can also blaze your own trail with cross-country skiing or snowshoeing at Wild Wings Ski Touring Center in Peru, plus enjoy sleigh rides and snowmobiling right in the surrounding mountains. The area is truly a remarkable winter wonderland.
Rich in Sophisticated Culture and Amenities
The best part about living in the Weston Area is the sheer variety of social, cultural, and music opportunities available. Living here means you have access to plenty of theater, music, museums and extraordinary events. Immediately proximate is The Weston Playhouse, plus museums like The Farrar-Mansur House, The Old Mill and The Craft Building. Meanwhile, just a short ride away you will find The Dorset Theater, The Southern Vermont Art Center, The Manchester Music Festival, Taconic Chamber Music Concerts, special concerts and events at the ski resorts, and much, much more. Residents enjoy a wide variety of choices for dining out and staying out, easy access to grocery stores and many country and convenience stores, banks, pharmacies, farmers markets, fairs and festivals, and every other feature one would expect from the Vermont experience.
So Much Spring, Summer and Fall Recreation
The Weston area is one of the important centers for outdoor recreation in Southern Vermont. Summer brings swimming in ponds and streams, fishing or camping, and hiking on beautiful mountain trails with spectacular views. Gondola rides up nearby Bromley Mountain gives you the opportunity to take an alpine slide down after your time at the top. Take advantage of the Green Mountain National Forest with campgrounds, ponds and hiking, including the famous Long Trail portion of the Appalachian Trail. Kayak, canoe and swim in the many area rivers, lakes and ponds, including nearby Hapgood Pond. Golf is plentiful in the area, with Stratton Resort’s 27-hole championship course and the Okemo Valley Golf Club nearby. Tennis is also available at both locations, plus at the nearby West River Tennis Club and the Landgrove Tennis Club. Mountain and road biking brings challenges and excitement for beginners through experts. Fall is a captivating season with the world’s best foliage – a unique natural beauty you can’t see or experience anywhere else in the world. The famous Peru Fair, an old-fashioned country fair featuring pig roasts, music, entertainment, cloggers, pony rides and more, marks the height of harvest season in the region. There is so much to do in spring, summer and fall, there is no way we can list it all!
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.