Stockbridge

Towns don’t come much stronger than Stockbridge. The town, which includes the village of Gaysville, was completely isolated in the wake of Hurricane Irene in 2011. Likewise, in 1927, flooding along the river nearly wiped the town out. But today, the White River is what makes Stockbridge one of the state’s hottest spots for rafting, tubing, paddling, and angling. Stockbridge is indeed hottest when the temperatures rise and people flock to this small town for outdoor adventures, for a popular summer music festival along the shores of the river, or just to take a dip in one of the White River’s great swimming holes. Within 15 miles of Killington, Stockbridge is also a popular destination for skiers and visitors looking for a more authentic Vermont experience. Stockbridge was granted in 1761. In its early days it included booming talc and brick industries, a button factory and woolen mill, and the famous Peavine Railroad. You won’t find many traces of those businesses today, but you will find a quiet community, a spirited outdoor industry, and a very lively river.
Claim to Fame: 
Hub of the original Peavine Railroad
Quick Facts
Population: 
736
Size: 
46.20 square miles
Year Established: 
1761
Attractions: 
Tubing on the White River when the days are hot and the river cool. Pick up a tube, catch a ride to a launch point, and relax the day away. Photo: Vermont River Tubing

Tubing on the White River when the days are hot and the river cool. Pick up a tube, catch a ride to a launch point, and relax the day away. Photo: Vermont River Tubing

A drive up Routes 100 and 107, two of the most scenic roads in the state. Look for the places where 107 was completely rebuilt after Irene – the last stretch of state road to reopen, and requiring more than 250,000 tons of rock. Photo: Andy Arthur

A drive up Routes 100 and 107, two of the most scenic roads in the state. Look for the places where 107 was completely rebuilt after Irene – the last stretch of state road to reopen, and requiring more than 250,000 tons of rock. Photo: Andy Arthur

Town Website: 
http://www.vermont.gov/portal/government/towns.php?town=198
Planning Docs: 
http://www.trorc.org/towns/stockbridge/
Demographic Info: 
http://www.trorc.org/towns/stockbridge