You’ll find the village of Arlington situated in the valley that lies between the Taconic Mountain Range to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. Chartered in 1761, Arlington is a perfect example of a quintessential New England town.
A few interesting tidbits you may not know — Arlington was the first capital of the Vermont Republic in 1777, a title now held by the city of Montpelier. Norman Rockwell, who was a very well known painter and illustrator, not only lived in Arlington from 1939 to 1953, but used may of the local townsfolk for his models. Vermont’s tallest tree is a 143.4-foot white pine in Arlington, according to the Eastern Native Tree Society. It’s tucked in among one of the state’s best collections of large-diameter white pines, the Fisher-Scott Memorial Pines Natural Area. There they are safe from development.
Camping, kayaking and fishing for trout along the famous Battenkill River. Craft fairs, elegant lodging, fine dining, throw in a few covered bridges, some hiking and there you have it, a taste of Arlington.
Take the twenty minute drive from Bennington, heading north on Route 7A for the scenic route to this little village. Don’t just drive thru Arlington, drive to Arlington, veering of the main road to explore this charming town.