BMH Serves A Vibrant Community
Our Chamber of Commerce describes Brattleboro as “New England’s Breathing Space”. Perhaps that’s because we have clean air, clean water, and natural beauty, all coupled with outdoor adventure, history and heritage along with interesting shops, wholesome food, and friendly folks enjoying a less hectic lifestyle.
A thriving, artsy town along the banks of the Connecticut River, Brattleboro is bucolic enough for city-weary visitors while offering plenty of activities for energetic travelers. Three- and four-story historic buildings offer interesting and independently owned places to shop and dine, including at least five bookstores and almost as many coffee shops. In fact, there seems to be more than one of everything here: CD and used record stores, clothing boutiques, sporting goods emporiums, kitchen shops, home goods and gifts stores, restaurants, and arts and crafts galleries galore. Nearby, nature enthusiasts can hike, bike, kayak, and canoe. Though you could easily bring the kids, Brattleboro is ideal for a couple’s weekend getaway.
To continue reading this great piece on Brattleboro written by Globe Correspondent, freelance food and travel writer Necee Regis, please go to the Boston Globe website.
Meanwhile, perhaps you’d like to come experience our town on your own. Brattleboro was included in “The Best Small Towns in America”. We have the Gallery Walk the first Friday of every month which features gallery openings and artists’ studios along with a lively mix of interesting stores, all open to townsfolk and visitors alike, often accompanied with entertainment on the streets!
Locally, there is the Marlboro Music Festival, the Yellow Barn Music Festival, the Friends of Music at Guilford, the Brattleboro Music Center, and the Vermont Jazz Center. And that’s just some of the musical offerings included in an entire spectrum of creative arts making for a rainbow of year-round festivals, fairs, and performances. Theater in Brattleboro abounds, and the town boasts a 1930s movie palace (the Latchis Theater) where live performances are also offered, including a recent opera performed professionally by a whole host of local singers, actors, and musicians.
Skiing and ice hockey are among sports available in the winter, and the Connecticut River offers a perfect setting for water sports. There are many other activities such as baseball, golf, and tennis also available at various clubs and fields in town.
For more about our community, visit the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce.