Grafton Vermont is located on Route 35 in Windham County, in southern Vermont. Known as one of the prettiest villages in Vermont, many of the beautiful old buildings have been lovingly restored by residents and the Windham Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving the vitality of Vermont's rural communities.
Once a notable stagecoach hub for traffic across the Green Mountains into Albany, New York, Grafton is home to one of the oldest continually operating hotels in the United States, The Grafton Inn, having opened its doors in 1801. Notable guests to the inn include Ulysses S. Grant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Woodrow Wilson and Henry David Thoreau, to name a few.
Grafton is a great place to stay or visit. It is truly beautiful regardless of the season, and although very small, Grafton Vermont offers a degree of quality and sophistication seldom found in a rural community.
In 2010, Yankee Magazine, listed several Vermont towns in their slideshow of "Top 25 Foliage Towns in New England," including Grafton, Vermont!
Morning Session: 9:30 AM to 12 PM Afternoon Session: 1 PM to 3:30 PM Join The Nature Museum on a wild edible mushrooming adventure called "The Wild World of Mushrooms” on Saturday, August 25th. Your mycological tour guide, Ari Rockland-Miller, will give a colorful presentation introducing the region’s most distinctive and delicious species, followed by a guided foray in the rich woods nearby. Ari makes mushroom hunting accessible, safe, and wildly entertaining. Join us to identify species fruiting in our region in late-summer and to learn strategy and technique for the ethical and sustainable harvesting of wild mushrooms. Spaces are limited on these walks and participants are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets early. Ages 15+. Cost: $30; must be reserved in advance. For more information, visit www.nature-museum.org, or call 802-843-2111.