It’s that time of year again. The air is starting to get cooler, the kids are back to school and it’s the unofficial end to summer – Labor Day Weekend. Here at Stratton, we’re celebrating the amazing, warm, carefree Vermont summer with the first ever Summer Village Fest. While we’ve got a packed events list for the weekend, here’s our top picks for the best family fun activities here at Stratton.
- Take a scenic gondola ride to the summit. The whole family can ride to the top of the mountain with breathtaking 360 degree views of the green mountains. By Labor Day, you may notice the leaves are starting to change colors! Save by getting your gondola tickets in advance here.
2. Visit the Village for face painting and caricaturist. Transform into a cat, bumble bee, tiger, whatever your creative heart desires with help from the village face painter! Grab a friend and have your quirky portrait drawn by a caricaturist.
3. Say hello to exotic animals from Vermont Museum of Natural History. Don’t miss their birds of prey, live reptiles and more. Kids will learn about where the animals live, their history and ask any questions that come to mind about the fascinating creatures.
4. Get out on the water with a kayak or stand-up paddle board. Rentals are available all weekend long at First Run Ski Shop in the Village. The experts at First Run will give you inside tips on the best places to use the gear.
5. Golf as a family at the Pitch & Putt course. The new 9-hole Pitch and Putt Course at the Stratton Golf School is ideal for beginner and family play. To learn more, visit here.
6. Play lawn games & dance during the Free Summer Concert Series. Celebrate the last weekend of summer with a free concert on the commons. Set up your picnic blanket and enjoy a catered BBQ and lawn games.
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Cassie Russo | Growing up in central Massachusetts, Cassie ventured to the snowy mountains of Vermont almost every weekend until her late teens to enjoy her passion – snowboarding. After working at a ski shop while studying for a degree in journalism, Cassie knew Vermont was her next destination. You can now find her living her dream of residing in Vermont, pursuing a writing career and strapping a snowboard to her feet every day. When the snow melts, you can find her on her paddle board, on the tennis courts and searching for the next adventure.
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