The Best Dam Run & Walk

Sat, August 26, 2017   8:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Help support emergency fuel assistance in Vermont's Deerfield Valley and have some dam fun doing it. This is a fast out-and-back 13.1 mile (half-marathon) that starts out at the Harriman Dam and mostly follows the old Hoot, Toot & Whistle rail bed along the west side of Harriman Reservoir, the largest body of water entirely within Vermont's borders. The shores of this scenic lake are undeveloped and unbroken. Amazing views abound, especially as you cross the 215 foot high and 1250 foot long dam. Both runners and walkers are welcome!

All proceeds benefit the Deerfield Valley Community Cares' Fuel Asssistance Fund. The event is sponsored by the Deerfield Valley Rotary Club.

Register HERE to join the fun!


2017 Summer/Fall Guide

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 Southern Vermont's Premier Destination

Home to Mount Snow Resort & The Hermitage Club

Play & Stay on the hundreds of miles of trails in the heart of the Deerfield Valley.  

Enjoy a signature dining experience in Wilmington & Dover Vermont at one of the many restaurants featuring finely crafted cuisine featuring local ingredients. 


Time to kick off Festival Season! 


  Check out our Events Calendar and keep up to date on all of the great activities available in our Valley. 


Whether it's shopping, dining, or family fun, we have you covered!  

Looking for some great outdoor fun? Look no further, because the Valley has it all! Home to the Green Mountains, you will find endless trails great for hiking and exploring. While we are known for our winter wonderland, we absolutely shine in the summer time.  Rent a bike, kayak or paddle board. With three picturesque lakes, mountains to explore, scenic roads for bicyclists, motorists and motorcyle enthusiasts we are the wonderful retreat you have been looking for.   Great shopping, and local artisans and galleries we are the perfect place to stay and explore this summer.  Foodies take heart!  Vermont is home to an amazing amount of farm to table businesses and the Deerfield Valley features many restaurants that will provide you with innovative, delicious and extremely fresh meals. 

The Valley also offers a variety of indoor activities as well. Take some time to relax at one of the area's many spas or salons.  Take in a movie at the newly renovated cinema. Unique to New England, Nine Pin Bowling can be found right here in the Valley at North Star Bowl along with arcade games and indoor putt putt.

Check out our events page for what's happing in the valley.  The Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley hosts spectacular festivals, including Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival, Mount Snow's Brewer Fest, Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival and much more. 


Upcoming Events

Thursday • August 24, 2017

Animals of the North: What Will Climate Change Mean for Them?

Sponsored by Pettee Memorial Library and Southern Vermont Natural History Museum.

Friday • August 25, 2017

The Edd 2017

Two nights with special guests.

Recent News

Thursday • August 17, 2017

Upcoming Events and Activities in the Deerfield Valley - 8/17/17

The Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce Weekly Events and Activities Newsletter

Tuesday • August 1, 2017

Vermont Department of Taxes Launches a Listening Tour for Small Businesses

The Vermont Department of Taxes is pleased to announce a statewide listening tour for small businesses. The public meetings, which will be held in St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, Burlington, Rutland and Bennington, are designed to let the department leadership hear from businesses.

Recent Posts

Tuesday • August 15, 2017

Hungry Lion Bike Tour 2017

The 6th annual Fall Foliage ride by the Lions Club to raise funds for hungry families in Southern Vermont.

Thursday • August 3, 2017

Southern Vermont VLOG Series - Episode 4

Join guest vlogger, Rebecca Duncan with Vermont Television Network (VTTV) on a mouth watering tour of Dover Forge and OMT, a popular local favorite in West Dover. Dover Forge is well known for its rustic ambiance, seasonally inspired menu and craft cocktails. OMT livens up the party with indoor/outdoor games, a gorgeous new bar, fire pit and more! Dover Forge/OMT is also home to the "I DO BBQ" and can cater & host a fun and affordable wedding of your dreams.