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Wilmington, Vermont

The Village of Wilmington

A true crossroads town, the heart of this old village is centered along the historic intersection between Route 9 and Route 100, linking remote Vermont towns and villages north, south, east, and west. Chartered in 1751, Wilmington's village center is tightly arranged along the narrow Deerfield River Valley. It features more than 60 historic buildings, including fine examples of nearly two centuries of village architecture. Wilmington has been a summer destination since the late 19th century because of its proximity to lakes, rivers, and mountains. Many of the old village houses are now restaurants, galleries, and shops that attract visitors year-round.

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Wilmington Highlights

  • Buzzy Towne Memorial Park
  • Located on South Main Street, this park has a play structure for younger children, swings,┬ápicnic tables, a ball field, and a skateboard park. (Visit) Molly Stark statue in downtown Wilmington
  • Downtown Wilmington Historic District
  • With its many historic buildings, the village maintains the character and charm of yester-year, and is a pleasant place to stroll, dine, and shop. (Visit)
    Memorial Hall Center for the Arts
  • Memorial Hall Center for the Arts
  • The Center offers a cultural arts series beginning early July through Labor Day, as well as 2 community theatre productions each summer and fall. (Visit)
    Harriman Reservoir
  • Harriman Reservoir
  • The Molly Stark Byway follows Harriman Reservoir (also known as Lake Whitingham) for over a mile. Harriman Reservoir is over 8 miles long and features 28 miles of winding coastline. (Visit)
  • Molly Stark State Park
  • Named after Molly Stark, this park has open lawn areas, hiking trails, tent/trailer and lean-to sites, rest rooms with showers, and a picnic pavilion for large groups. (Visit)
    Wilmington Town Common
  • Town Common
  • Here is the site of the original town, which later moved next to the Deerfield River. This park is located at the top of Lisle Hill Road and has a historic cannon, a beautiful view, and several picnic tables. (Visit)