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An important highway crossroads town popular for transportation, shopping and for the nearby Mount Snow Ski Resort.




Traveling along the east-west Molly Stark Trail (VT Route 9) between Brattleboro (21 miles/34 km east) and Bennington, (20 miles/32 km west), you'll come to Wilmington in the Deerfield River valley at the junction with VT Route 100, the state's principal north-south highway (map).

Wilmington VT is a good place to stop for a snack, a meal, a bed, or for a browse in its boutiques and antique shops.

In winter, Wilmington is busy with visitors to the Mount Snow and Haystack ski areas just to the north along VT Route 100. In summer, these areas host golf, mountain biking and other outdoor activities.

  Molly Stark Statue, Wilmington VT

Molly Stark

VT Route 9 is Wilmington's Main Street. On the west side of the bridge over the river is a small park with a statue of Molly Stark (1737-1814), wife of General John Stark, the hero of the Battle of Bennington. On the eve of the battle, General Stark told his troops "The enemy are ours or this night Molly Stark sleeps a widow." After his victory, General Stark is thought to have returned home to Molly along what is now Route 9, the Molly Stark Trail.

A number of motels and inns are located in or near Wilmington, including the Vermont House Inn right on Main Street (Route 9) west of the bridge.

Tourist information for Wilmington is available from the Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce, located on Route 9 just west of the bridge in Wilmington:

Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 3
Wilmington VT 05363
Tel 877-887-6884, 802-464-8092

—by Tom Brosnahan




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