Welcome to Dorset
Rustic yet Elegant Charm in Vermont’s Green Mountains
Full of New England character and energy, Dorset, Vermont is a four-season destination and home to a vibrant arts scene, a never-ending list of outdoor activities, and world-class restaurants and lodging. Dorset’s unparalleled beauty is matched only by our rich history, our residents and the diverse businesses you will find here. Nestled in the heart of the Vermont Valley in southwestern Vermont – where the Taconic Mountains meet the Greens – you’ll find there’s always more to discover in Dorset.
The Main Streets & Back Roads of Vermont
Dorset is a hidden gem of a town. Tucked in a valley where the Taconic and Green Mountain ranges meet, talent, beauty and authenticity are everywhere. Check out these features from local, regional and national media outlets.
Full Cold Moon Hike
Dec 14 2019
Explore Merck Forest & Farmland Center with this staff-guided Full Cold Moon Hike of moderate difficulty. Participants must be dressed appropriately for the weather – keep in mind...
Full Wolf Moon Hike
Jan 11 2020
Explore Merck Forest & Farmland Center at the Full Wolf Moon Hike, a moderate hike (or snowshoe, depending on the snow cover), on moonlit trails. Dress for the...
Our Home, Our Stories
A Trip Down Memory Lane at H.N. Williams Store
Traveling along the Route 30 corridor through Dorset, you pass a quaint red barn, with an attached white building. Above the door hangs a sign that reads general store. To an outsider, H.N. Williams Store might look like just another old Vermont country store, but anyone who has visited knows the treasures that are found […]Read More
Dorset Field Club: In Full Swing
As you travel through Vermont’s Route 30 corridor, you pass a sprawling golf course, with beautiful greens and fairways, and breathtaking views of Vermont’s Green Mountains. It’s enough to make even those who don’t golf want to hit the links. The golf course belongs to Dorset Field Club, regarded as the oldest continually operating golf […]Read More
“When we moved to Dorset 23 years ago, we found a town that values its heritage, cares about its future, is committed to maintaining a standard of quality, and offers multiple opportunities to be engaged in community life. Dorset is like a well-kept secret, known only to a few. Those who find out about it are lucky people, like us.”