The southern-most towns of Rutland County are the quintessential Vermont playground – home to mountain peaks perfect for hiking and rolling hills draped in the bright yellows, greens, and reds of fall foliage this time of year.
Located between Rutland City and Manchester, Danby is widely known as home to The Vermont Danby Quarry. The largest underground marble quarry in the world, it has been producing Imperial Danby Marble since the early 1900s. The quarry still used the entrance first opened in 1903, and proceeds to twist and turn a mile and a half deep into Dorset Mountain. Danby Marble has been used to construct many notable buildings, including the Supreme Court building and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. Danby Marble is not open to visitors, but you can experience a virtual tour.
Danby and Mount Tabor lie in the Taconic Mountains, providing unparalleled opportunities for hiking. Little Rock Pond Trail – a section of the Appalachian/Long Trail – is a narrow, gradually inclining path through a mixed hardwood forest, spanning four miles round-trip. Little Rock Pond is a popular spot for swimming, fishing, and camping. Those looking for a longer hike should visit Baker Peak Trail, an 8.7-mile out-and-back trail that features beautiful wildflowers.
While You’re There
Bring the family for a round of mini-golf at Otter Creek Fun Center.
Explore Vermont on horseback with a trail ride at Chipman Stables.
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