Attractions, Activities and more
Danville, Vermont offers a wide variety of attractions, outdoor activities, community events and small businesses. Our scenic location amidst the fields and forests of the Northeast Kingdom is enhanced by our amazing view of the White Mountains in neighboring New Hampshire.
A one day craft fair featuring over 200 local and regional crafters coinciding with Vermont’s famous fall foliage season. Always the first Sunday in October, from 10am to 4pm. Food prepared by area organizations is available. Come and enjoy the music from the bandstand, the beautiful fall foliage and the arts and crafts of our local artisans. Thousands of visitors come from far and near with last year’s fair visited by people from 42 states, the District of Columbia and 22 foreign countries. For 2017, the date is October 1st. www.AutumnOnTheGreen.org
Danville is the national headquarters of the American Society of Dowsers and the location of its bookstore. Founded in 1961, the Society’s purpose is to disseminate knowledge of dowsing (water witching, discovery of lost articles or persons and related para-psychological phenomena), development of its skills and recognition for its achievements. The Society holds an annual convention in Vermont as well as regional conventions and issues a quarterly journal, The American Dowser.
Fresh fruits and vegetables, organic produce, plants, crafts, baked goods, soups and sandwiches every Wednesday, 9am to 1pm, from early June through mid October on the Green in Danville. Support local agriculture and make new friends at the same time!
August 11 – 12, 2017. The 87th Annual Danville Fair will be held on the Green in all its glory and with all of the traditional events. Street dance on Friday night, Grand Street Parade on Saturday!
The Danville Village House at 121 Hill Street serves as the headquarters of the Danville Historical Society. The building is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm – 8pm. You may call 802-684-2055 for appointments at other times. The house is a restored 1838 cape and will contain the historical society’s collection. The Society’s major function is to discover and collect any material that may help to establish or illustrate the history of the town of Danville.
Try your hand at the latest activity for individuals, couples, families and friends. Get out and see the beauty of the Danville area and have some fun at the same time. There are over 225 cache sites listed within 25 miles of Danville. Check out www.geocaching.com/seek and use 05828 as the Danville zip code.
A wide range of craft, gift, tack and antique shops abound in Danville and the surrounding area. Each offers a wide variety of locally made and other unique gifts. Spend a day or a half-day visiting these shops. The owners are a source of great knowledge about the Danville area. See our business listings.
A treat for all generations. The largest corn maze in New England! Come and join thousands of annual visitors and check out your skills at mastering this corn maze with a new design each year. In addition to the corn maze, there are a variety of other activities to enjoy, including a petting zoo and a smaller version of the corn maze for those not up to the challenge of the big maze.
The covered bridge at South Danville or Greenbank’s Hollow is a Queenstruss bridge with two spans and is about 75 feet long. It spans Joe’s Brook. A mill fire in 1885 leveled the whole community as well as the bridge. The bridge was rebuilt, but the community was never rebuilt. The Danville Historical Society is currently recovering and restoring the site that has been dormant since the 1885 fire. There is an historic site marker entitled A Forgotten Village and foundations are marked as to their use in 1885. Walking trails are under construction.
Joe’s Pond and Joe’s Pond Community Beach
Joe’s Pond is located in the town of Danville. It is right on Route 2 and its 396 acres of surface water offer a variety of activities for all ages and generations, including power boating, fishing, swimming and sailing. The town-owned beach is available to the public and is maintained by the West Danville Community Club. It is located on Route 15 at the intersection with Route 2.
A delight for young and old, couples or entire families! Available at Sugar Ridge RV Village and Campground. Seasonal.
Try a truly unique experience and spend time out in the fresh air as you learn the fundamentals of tree climbing in the forests of Vermont. Visit Penny Hill Tree Climbing. Seasonal.
Vermont’s finest family campground!
Located in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom, Sugar Ridge features 68 acres of beautiful maples and pines. Our setting is spectacularly scenic throughout the camping season and simply breathtaking at the height of annual fall foliage.
Sugar Ridge offers a unique and memorable camping experience for all ages to enjoy. Everything is designed with quality assurance and your camping pleasure in mind. From our friendly and courteous staff to wagon rides featuring our award winning Belgian horses to our spectacular 18 hole miniature golf course, you are sure to appreciate the refreshing Sugar Ridge difference.
Bike, walk horseback ride, ski, snowshoe or snowmobile the 93 mile long recreational trail, the longest in New England! This trail offers spectacualr views of the Vermont landscape, farms forests and through the downtowns of Vermont communities.
Located at 200 Oneida Rd, these beer lovers make and sell their own small batch, handcrafted beers in their converted barn brewery.