The list below includes 73 free or cheap things to do in or near Brattleboro, Vermont, including 74 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Art Gallery, Farms & Ranches and Hiking Trails.
From Retreat Trails to Creamery Covered Bridge, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Brattleboro and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Shelburne Falls, Keene, Wilmington and Greenfield.
Featuring a stone tower, Retreat Trails provides visitors with a scenic path in a wilderness that is home to eagles and deer. One of the highlights is an Olympic ski jump called the Harris Hill Ski Jump.
Guilford Street off Route 9 west, over Whetstone Brook, Brattleboro, VT 05301
As a historic covered bridge that Vermont is known for, Creamery Covered Bridge offers a scenic view of the creek and forests around it. Visitors can use the bridge for a photo opportunity, but the bridge is close to traffic.
There are over 50 established vendors who work at the Brattleboro Farmers' Market that runs from May through October. Visitors can purchase agricultural products, ethnic foods, and crafts along with viewing live music shows.
Naulakha, better known as Rudyard Kipling's home, is a charming piece of Brattleboro history. The famous actor penned some of his most famous books at this location and it is open for tours as well as available for rent.
Two segments create the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. The museum portion displays vintage toys, antique glass, and traditional art while the art center concentrates on regional artists and local fine arts legends.
The 900-seat Latchis Theater is an artfully appointed cinema in downtown. The complex features four different screens and shows a mixture of first-run blockbuster films along side independent and artistic movies.
The Retreat Farm is a historic site that is also an outdoor amusement and recreation area. Located on 475 acres, the farm features a variety of animals that visitors can pet. The farm also has a trail network.
Vermont Artisan Designs is an art and craft gallery that features the works of Vermont area artists and craftspeople. The gallery features jewelry, furniture, home decor, paintings, photography, and more.