Visiting Barnard

Come Experience Barnard, a Quintessential Small Town in Central Vermont

Barnard Vermont Landscape Photograph of Silver Lake

© Photograph Courtesy Seth Butler Media / Barnard Community Trust

On the edge of the Upper Valley, where the hills rise to the Green Mountains, you’ll find Barnard, a small Vermont town renowned for its idyllic beauty, its natural and cultural heritage, and its burgeoning movement of arts and agriculture.

Home to master tradespersons of all sorts, entrepreneurs, farmers, craftspeople, chefs, healers, teachers, artists, performers, writers, and academics, Barnard also welcomes visitors and seasonal residents with open arms. A year-round destination, Barnard offers a diversity of outdoor activities for the active adventurer and the relaxed vacationer alike — all within the scenic atmosphere of working lands and historic farmhouses and hills and creeks and, of course, Silver Lake, the crown jewel in the village center.


Barnard Vermont Landscape Photograph of Feast & Field Market

© Photograph Courtesy Seth Butler Media / Barnard Community Trust


For a small town, Barnard has a rich history and a wealth of visual, performing, cultural and literary art resources and events, and is at the forefront of the local, sustainable food movement.

Take in the peaceful, calming views of Silver Lake and the surrounding hills, and the vast expanses of preserved and protected lands where recreational opportunities abound.

Discover the arts and culture of Barnard
Theater, music, and dance performances, and exhibitions and classes in the visual arts.

The local food movement thrives in Barnard
Farmers markets, community supported agriculture (CSA), cider, and the innovative preservation of working lands.

To be in Barnard is to live and breathe the great outdoors
Cycling, skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, sledding, hunting and anything else you can hope to do in the out of doors.

Find a place to stay while you experience Barnard
Find a hotel room, luxury cottage or suite, bed and breakfast, campground or rental property to call home during your visit.