Arlington Vermont is a town in Bennington County, in the southwestern part of the state. Nestled in a valley between the Taconic Mountains and the Green Mountains, Arlington can be found on the Battenkill River, which is famous for its trout fishing.
One of the largest employers for Arlington residents is the Orvis Company, located in the neighboring town of Sunderland. Orvis is a family-owned retail and mail-order business specializing in high-end fishing, hunting and sporting goods.
Before Vermont was admitted to the United States as the fourteenth state in 1791, Vermont was an independant country and in 1777 Arlington became the first capital of the Vermont Republic. Several of the "Green Mountain Boys" lived in Arlington before the American Revolution, including Thomas Chittenden, Seth Warner, and Remember Baker.
Some noted residents of Arlington in the twentieth century included Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Carl Ruggles, and Norman Rockwell.
Arlington's Farmers Market is an event for the whole family. With 34 booths, live music, a POP Club for kids, and special weekly events you can always find something new. Vendors include organic fruits and vegetables, gluten free spatzle, award winning local cheeses, fresh baked breads and pies, hummus, pesto, jams, local honey, Vermont maple syrup, humanely raised meat, farm fresh eggs, cut and potted flowers, lavender, soaps, lotions, homemade candies, crafts, and even treats for your four legged family members. The inn offers small plates on the patio during the market, and the vendors offer plenty of free samples, so come hungry and leave happy. (note to admin, please post every Friday, the market runs each Friday from 4-7 PM now through Sept 6th - thank you! Call with any questions.)
Call to reserve a date and time to float down the Battenkill river whether by tube, raft, or kayaks. Convenient parking just over the NY border from Vermont where you park your car, we pick you up, and put you in with your equipment and you float back down to your car. Great summer time past time in Vermont.