Communities of Addison County
Nestled in the gently rolling countryside of farms and woodlands with the Green Mountains to the east and the Adirondacks to the west the towns, villages and one city of Addison County are rich in lake, pastoral and mountain beauty. History comes alive and each community offers glimpses of its past along with an array of social and cultural opportunities—from concerts, museums and community plays to pancake breakfasts and strawberry festivals. In springtime wildflowers grow in profusion making our roadsides, meadows and woodlands a welcoming garden. Nearby mountains, forests and lakes invite you to pack a picnic, enjoy swimming holes, hike the trails or camp under a sea of stars.
Our towns and villages offer inviting parks and greens, restaurants and friendly businesses. Golf, tennis, hiking and biking are some of our favorite pastimes in the summer; in winter, snowy mountains and fields are perfect for Alpine and Nordic skiing, as well as snowshoeing. The golds and reds of autumn make our fall foliage season one of the most spectacular in the world.
Learn more about the communities that create the fabric of Addison County by clicking on one of the towns below. Or, download our community profile.
- Bristol: Small Town Living at its Best
- Churches of Addison County
- Middlebury: More Than a College Town
- Vergennes: The Little City with Big Appeal
Social Services Resources
The quality of life in a community is directly related to the services it offers. Local non-profit professionals and the for-profit community collaborate together to help make Addison County a better place to live and work. View a list of social service agencies serving the county and funded by United Way of Addison County.
Middlebury College Community Resources Guide
Download a PDF version of Middlebury College's guide to art athletic intellectual and cultural resources and venues that are open to area residents.
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Download a copy of our Community Profile.