A Tank Away
Brattleboro, Vt., is a small town with big-city appeal
The town offers visitors eclectic dining and abundant art and cultural options
This old mill town at the confluence of two rivers, the Connecticut and the West, has only 12,000 people, but you’d never guess it given the community’s recreational and cultural options. With lively coffee shops, bookstores, ethnic restaurants, an historic hotel and a stage theater, hiking trails, parks, and boating and fishing opportunities, Brattleboro is a worthy rival to Burlington, Vermont’s urban tourist Mecca.