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Shaftsbury, Vermont - Town of Shaftsbury

Welcome to Shaftsbury!

~ Official Website of the Town of Shaftsbury, Vermont ~

Welcome to Shaftsbury, Vermont – right next to everything. Forest hiking, local food farms, historic architecture – you don’t even have to leave the city limits. Covered bridges, colleges, arts and culture – you could get there by bicycle. New York, Boston, Montreal – half a day’s drive. Or don’t go anywhere – step out your door at night and let our dark skies bedazzle you with brilliant stars, planets and the Milky Way. Shaftsbury offers the beauty and quiet of rural living with city convenience within easy reach.

 

 

 

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Discover: Our history, historic buildings, and what “makes us tick” as Shaftsbury folks. A proud heritage that goes back over 200 years.

 

 

Recreation

 

 

Farm to Table: Our local agriculture, a heritage of farming, farm stands and area farmers markets. A bucolic landscape defined by a history of working the land.

 

 

Living

 

 

Explore: Hiking trails, regional fishing map, hunting information, our Green Mountain National Forest and much more. Plus a bit about our ghost town, Glastenbury.

 

 

Discover

 

 

Recreation! Hiking trails, regional fishing map, hunting information, our Green Mountain National Forest and much more. Plus a bit about our ghost town, Glastenbury.

 

 

Farm to Table

 

 

Living: A place for families with a great elementary school, or an idyllic place to retire. Ideal location close to regional hospital, cultural centers, shopping, and everything Vermont has to offer.

Memorial Day Service 8:30, Parade 9:00

Please join us as we honor the fallen heroes of the armed forces on Memorial Day Monday, May 28. There will be a memorial service at Cole Hall at 8:30am. The parade through Shaftsbury begins at 9:00am. The parade will proceed from Cole Hall to Church St, Cleveland...

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Expired: Firefighter Honors – May 18

Please join us as we honor the brave volunteers of the Shaftsbury Fire Department at Shaftsbury Elementary School Big Truck Night Friday, May 18, 7:15pm We will recognize 5 year service milestones, including two individuals who will receive special recognition for...

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National Trails Day – June 2

Bennington County is celebrating National Trails Day, Saturday June 2, with a series of group hikes around the area, including one in Shaftsbury. Hikes range from a rigorous 6-mile trek over Bald Mountain to a family and stroller friendly walk at Bennington Museum. At...

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Town Clerk

Monday 9:00am-2:00pm
Monday 5:00pm-7:00pm
Tues.,Wed.,Thurs.
9:00am-3:30pm
Friday by appointment only
(802) 442-4038 ext. 1

Treasurer

Monday-Friday 10:00-1:00pm
(802) 442-4038 ext. 2

Town Administrator

M-F, 8 am – 4 pm
(802) 442-4038 ext. 3

Transfer Station

  • Tuesday – 7:00am – 12:00pm
  • Thursday – 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Saturday – 7:00am – 4:00pm

Closed on: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.