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.
Discover: Our history, historic buildings, and what “makes us tick” as Shaftsbury folks. A proud heritage that goes back over 200 years.
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.
Explore: Hiking trails, regional fishing map, hunting information, our Green Mountain National Forest and much more. Plus a bit about our ghost town, Glastenbury.
Recreation! Hiking trails, regional fishing map, hunting information, our Green Mountain National Forest and much more. Plus a bit about our ghost town, Glastenbury.
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.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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