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Welcome to Poultney!

Visiting the Slate Valley of Vermont

An abundance of captivating cultural, historical, and outdoor experiences await you in Slate Valley and Lakes Region of Vermont. 


We hope you come spend some time in our corner of southwestern Vermont & nearby upstate New York! 

Poultney Area Points of Interest

Poultney Area Chamber logo over a farmer's market image

Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce

Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce

Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber strives to highlight business in the Lakes Region promoting growth. Check out their Events Calendar!

aerial image of the town of Poultney in Fall

Poultney Downtown

Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce

Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce

Poultney sure is lucky to have a vibrant Main Street, an energetic Arts movement, abundant natural resources, and a robust commitment to local sourcing. 

The Poultney Schoolhouse front of building

Poultney Historical Society

Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce

Poultney Historical Society

Founded in 1935, the PHS preserves and interprets the history of the Town of Poultney. The Society owns three historic buildings on-the-green in East Poultney with a broad range of records and artifacts. 

 PHS also has five audio tours of historic Poultney that you can take in person or virtually 

Image of carving in stone

The Stone Valley Byway

Western New England Greenway

Poultney Historical Society

The Stone Valley Byway is filled with  history and the arts.  'Stone Valley' name origins are due to many of America's most noted marble and slate quarries and mills which shaped the region many of which are active today.

A lake with beachgoers on a summer day

Vermont State Parks

Western New England Greenway

Western New England Greenway

The Lakes Region is home to many Vermont State Parks, which have day use areas, beaches, trails, and campgrounds.

Map of Western New England Greenway

Western New England Greenway

Western New England Greenway

Western New England Greenway

The Western New England Greenway is U.S. Bicycle Route 7, a  multi-segment, multi-state bike route that links New York City and Montreal, traveling mostly low-volume, low-speed roads throughout CT, MA and VT so that you’ll enjoy a relaxing and invigorating ride.

Enjoy numerous state parks, historic and cultural sites and lots of beautiful scenery along the way! The Wells and Poultney area are Section 4.


Getting to Poultney

You know the saying...

but you can get here from there...


Rutland, VT ( 20 miles)

Glens Falls, NY (30 miles)

Saratoga Springs, NY (50 miles)

Burlington, VT (75 miles)

WRJ, VT / Hanover, NH (80 miles)

Albany, NY (80 miles)

Montreal, QC, CAN (160 mi/260 km)

Boston, MA (200 miles)