Best Things to do in Springfield (Vermont)

Springfield, Vermont sits in the southwestern corner of the state and its location makes it an ideal spot to visit in the summer or winter. With plenty of outdoor activities, nearby ski resorts, and attractions, you’ll have no trouble having a great time on your trip to Springfield! Here are some things to do in Springfield, Vermont you won’t want to miss.

Wellwood Orchards

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Wellwood Orchards is a huge attraction for Springfield residents and tourists alike. The Orchards is family owned and has been running for decades and is continuously growing and expanding.  

They operate from early July through late October where you can pick plenty of apples and other fruits.  They have a petting zoo with lots of cute animals that will excite the little ones. 

When you visit, make sure to grab a slice of homemade apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Wilgus State Park

A car coming down from Highway 108 pass through boulders at Smugglers Notch State Park Stowe, Vermont, United States – October 8, 2014

Wilgus State Park is a local favorite at Springfield, Vermont. The park was donated to the State of Vermont in 1933 by Colonel Wilgus.  Boasting over 20 miles of beautiful trails, cabins and picnic areas.

Pets are welcome so everyone can enjoy the park.  You can rent a Canoe or Kayak and head over to the river and enjoy the views as you go along the Connecticut river. Spending an entire day here is so easy and relaxing you won’t know where the time went.

Eureka SchoolHouse and Baltimore Covered Bridge

A car coming down from Highway 108 pass through boulders at Smugglers Notch State Park Stowe, Vermont, United States – October 8, 2014

Touring Eureka SchoolHouse and Baltimore Covered Bridge is another cool activity to experience.  The schoolhouse stands as the oldest one story building in Vermont built for a school.  

The building was built originally between four families who fought for having a school in Vermont back in the 18th Century.  The Covered Bridge, another great historic masterpiece, is a 37 foot Lattice Truss Bridge designed and patented in 1870. 

This is one of about 100 bridges of its kind left and is interesting to see for architecture buffs.  When visiting Springfield, Vermont these two beauties are certainly a very cool stop to enjoy.

Springfield Community Players

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Residents of Springfield will be able to get a great taste of local culture by visiting Springfield Community Players. Not only is SPC home to outstanding music and theater productions, but they also hold an annual film festival.

Shows range from family-friendly musicals like Mary Poppins and Annie Jr., or popular Broadway hits like The Phantom of The Opera and Les Misérables. Visitors have access to a large library of scripts from shows past and present.  

Check out these locals performing at their best when thinking of things to do in Springfield, Vermont.

The Great Hall

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The Town of Springfield itself is home to the ever-popular The Great Hall. This community facility boasts an impressive calendar of events and has become a central attraction for all things culture in the region.  

The displays are constantly changing so there is always something new to see and admire.  There  is also a nice quiet space to sit and read a book.  With something always going on, this is a great place to visit.

The Hartness-Porter Museum of Amateur Telescope Making

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The mission of the HPOATM is: To collect, preserve and maintain a historical collection of Amateur Telescope Making (ATM) equipment;To educate amateur astronomers on ATM techniques and to provide a focal point for amateur astronomer interests. 

The museum, which is situated in the house where former governor James Hartness once lived in Springfield, Vermont,  has many underground connections from the telescope he originally built in the front yard to his basement. 

These underground connections served as a speakeasy back in the days of prohibition.   So have a visit and see first hand the making of the telescope and view the historic mansion.

Gallery at the VAULT

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Housed inside an old bank vault that was built in 1908, Gallery at The Vault showcases original works by regional artists in Springfield, Vermont. 

In addition to hosting several local art shows each year, The Vault’s owners also allow visitors to browse its growing gallery spaces. Stop by and find that one-of-a-kind piece of artwork you’ve been looking for and support their local business. 

Vermont Beer Makers

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Visit these award-winning Vermont beer makers for some sampling, lunch, or dinner.  They are a fairly new distillery that serves up some of the traditional beers as well as prides itself in brewing some tasty experimental beers.  Try some of their signature flavors and enjoy a game on TV.

Crown Point Country Club

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Located in Springfield, Vermont, for avid golfers is an amazing 5 Tee options golf course for all players of any skill level.  Open to  members and Non-members, it’s the ideal place to enjoy some relaxing golfing.

The club also offers a pub that serves as a full restaurant and has a banquet hall available for special occasions.  Visit the pro shop for some Golfing goodies to celebrate your trip at this amazing club.

Springfield Cinemas 3

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Watching a movie at Springfield Cinemas 3 is one of our favorite ways to unwind after a long day. Their new reclining seats are like having your own private theater. 

It can be a great way to escape all of your problems as you zone out from reality for a few hours and lose yourself in another world. There are so many options for movies that it’s hard not to find something you want to see at Springfield Cinemas 3 on any given night.

Springfield, Vermont has a lot to offer any tourist or local resident. While the town itself is small, it’s rich in natural resources and great places to relax. There are plenty of activities for everyone, whether you want to explore nature, try new foods or just enjoy some quiet time away from work. The next time you have vacation days to spare, consider Springfield – you won’t regret it!