Granville

Granville, located near the heart of the Green Mountain National Forest, has one of the most unique geographies in the state. If you stand on a ridgeline near Granville Gulf, rain falling to your south will flow downhill into the White River and on to Long Island Sound. Rain falling to your north heads out to sea via Lake Champlain and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. It’s easy indeed to find a ridgeline and catch amazing views in all directions. Granville has more than a dozen mountains and nearly half of the town is located within the bounds of state and national forests, Downslope, the scenery is just as impressive: you won’t forget a drive through the Granville Gulf and a stop at Moss Glen Falls, said to be the most beautiful in the state. Once a bustling town of more than a thousand, supported by farm and forest industries, Granville is now the smallest town in the White River Valley. Granville and Lower Granville are located on a prime scenic byway between Killington and the Mad River Valley, and they are full of fanciful destinations like Codfish Corners, Puddledock and Avery’s Gore. If you want to get to East Granville, you will have to hike up the old mountain road or take a 30-mile detour by car over Roxbury Gap. Stop for an hour or a night, explore the Town’s rich history, camp out in the forest, and pick up a unique carved wooden bowl from the mill – one of Granville’s oldest industries.
Claim to Fame: 
Home to Eli Mosher, inventor of the maple tap
Quick Facts
Population: 
298
Size: 
52.20 square miles
Year Established: 
2017
Attractions: 
A trip through the Granville Gulf - a nine mile stretch of Route 100 where waterfalls and scenic views punctuate a narrow mountain gap.

A trip through the Granville Gulf - a nine mile stretch of Route 100 where waterfalls and scenic views punctuate a narrow mountain gap.

Exploring Granville’s state and national forest land. Start on U.S. Forest Service Road 55, set up camp, and go from there on foot, bike, horseback, skis, or snowshoes.

Exploring Granville’s state and national forest land. Start on U.S. Forest Service Road 55, set up camp, and go from there on foot, bike, horseback, skis, or snowshoes.

Watching or riding in the annual Green Mountain Stage Race and Harpoon Point to Point ride, which run down Route 100 and through Granville. If you can’t make the race, make the trip on your own for one of the most scenic rides around.

Watching or riding in the annual Green Mountain Stage Race and Harpoon Point to Point ride, which run down Route 100 and through Granville. If you can’t make the race, make the trip on your own for one of the most scenic rides around.

Town Website: 
www.granvillevermont.org/‎
Planning Docs: 
http://www.trorc.org/towns/granville/
Demographic Info: 
http://www.trorc.org/towns/granville