Things to Do

Explore the Rutland Region

Vermont’s beauty lies in its diverse natural surroundings, pristine lakes, vibrant state and local parks, historic downtowns, and winding roads that pass through our small villages and towns. A four-season destination, the Rutland Region offers unparalleled recreation and other activities for your enjoyment. 

Kayaking outdoors on the Chittenden Reservoir

Get Outdoors

The Rutland Region is an outdoor lover’s playground. Our 27 towns have it all: top-notch golf courses, hiking trails, downhill and cross-country skiing at Killington Resort and Pico Mountain, swimming holes, ice skating, watersports, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dog parks for your four-legged friends, and more.

ice skating at Spartan Arena

Get Active

Rainy day? Play inside! The Rutland Region is home to an indoor rock climbing center, indoor ice rinks for skating during the winter months, and an indoor/simulated golf center. Have kids? Head on over to our local children’s museum for the day.

Fruition Interior

Shop Local

While we believe in the value of shopping small and shopping local, the Rutland Region has something for everyone. From daily essentials to handmade in Vermont gifts, our small shops and storefronts are welcoming and inviting.

exterior of the Paramount Theatre

Celebrate the Arts

Discover a wide variety of arts events in the Rutland Region, from live concerts and performances to art classes and open studio weekends to concerts on our town greens.

Vermont Marble Exhibit

Historic Sites

The Rutland Region is home to nearly 75 landmarks listed on the National Register of Historic Places, from the historic Danby Village District to Hubbardton Battlefield to the Marble Bridge in Proctor. Other historic sites located in our region include the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Vermont Marble Museum.

Vermont State Fair Food

Signature Events

Each year, the Rutland Region hosts award-winning, nationally recognized events welcoming thousands of visitors to our towns. These events include the Rutland Halloween Parade, the Vermont State Fair, Relay for Life, Killington Music Festival, the Basin Bluegrass Festival, Gift of Life Marathon Blood Drive, and more.

West Rutland

Take a Drive

  The scenic Crossroad of Vermont Byway follows the east-west roadway of Route 4 that crosses the Green Mountains from Hartford through Castleton. Stop along the way in Killington or West Rutland. Those looking for a slower pace can find dirt roads that lead to historic covered bridges.