Our back yard is incredible. In Barre City, open space is all around downtown at the lovely City Hall Park featuring the Triumphant Youth statue and gazebo, or in Currier Park with its summer outdoor concert series. On the North End you’ll find Canales Woods Park and Dente pocket park. There’s also a beautiful mown River Walk along the Vermont Granite Museum grounds. Or enjoy a more expansive experience exploring the undeveloped natural woods at the Cow Pasture.

Rotary Park has two outdoor basketball courts, a playground and four outdoor asphalt tennis courts. Three small shelters and one large, covered shelter with plenty of tables and a large grill are available in the park for picnics and cookouts.

There are six neighborhood playgrounds in the city that offer children and families a place to play, have fun, meet new friends and even enjoy a picnic. And don’t miss the Barre City Municipal Pool!

At the Barre Town Forest, miles of well managed trails meandering through old quarries can be traversed year-round on foot, mountain bikes, horses, snowshoes or cross-country skis. Enjoy fishing, hiking, hunting, snowmobiling, bird watching, disc golf and more. The Millstone Trails area boasts one of the top ten mountain biking trail networks in New England (Boston Globe).

Barre Town also has six playgrounds, three bike paths, and the Town Recreation & Athletic Complex with tennis, basketball and volleyball courts: soccer, baseball and softball fields, a skate park and a 400-meter track. At the Complex, you’ll also find a dog park, nature trail, bike path, picnic pavilion and cross-country skiing.

Barre’s central Vermont location is the best launching point to ski or snowboard world class Vermont ski areas such as Stowe, Sugarbush, Killington, Burke and many others.

Founded in 1924, the Country Club of Barre is considered one of the “must play” courses in central Vermont. Nestled in the rolling hills of Plainfield, Vermont, the Country Club of Barre offers a unique and rewarding golf experience.

You will experience not only golf at its finest, but scenic views of the beautiful Vermont landscape.

The Cow Pasture nature park in Barre City, VT.

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”    – Ralph Waldo Emerson