Vermont is known for many things: maple syrup, covered bridges, rural landscapes, great skiing. But nothing draws people to our great state in greater numbers than the dazzling and brief spectacle known as peak foliage each October. That is when the trees we love (and work with here at Vermont Plank Flooring) shut down the chlorophyll production in their leaves in preparation for winter, prompting the hills and dales of the Green Mountain State to explode in an astonishing display of color.
From the golden-orange of the aspen, to the reddish-purple of dogwoods, to the crimson-russet of the red oak; from the greenish-flaxen of the hickory, to the varying shades of yellow of the beech, birch, ash, and white oak, to the renowned fiery red of the sugar maple, at its peak, foliage in New England is nature at its most glorious. And peak it will be in southern Vermont in the coming weeks.
We at Vermont Plank Flooring encourage you to come to see our beautiful state at its most exquisite moment. And while you are here, stop into our mill and showroom to see how we create flooring that is equally exquisite.
Brattleboro: Bright Lights, Small City
We are located at the edge of Brattleboro, a vibrant town on the banks of the Connecticut River in the southeast corner of Vermont, just a stone’s throw from Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Brattleboro’s population of 12,000 makes it Vermont’s seventh most populous town! Named one of the “20 Best Small Towns in America” by Smithsonian Magazine, its mix of great restaurants, cultural activities, and rural heritage made it “One of America’s Top 25 Destinations” for seven years in a row, according to American Style Magazine.
For the outdoors person, Brattleboro provides opportunities for exploration of the beautiful West and Connecticut Rivers by kayak or inner tube, hiking trails on Mount Wantastiquet and at the Retreat Farm, and endless biking options whether you are a road rider, gravel grinder, or mountain biker. Leaf peeping by car is a worthy adventure of its own. Brattleboro is situated in the midst of classic Vermont rolling hills with a stunning patchwork of farm and forest.
If art and culture are your thing, Brattleboro’s three-block downtown is the home to the Latchis Theater, the New England Youth Theater, the Brattleboro School of Dance, the Hooker-Dunham Theater, the Stone Church Theater, the Vermont Center for Photography, The New England Center for Circus Arts, as well as the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and the Brattleboro History Museum.
Once you’ve gotten your cultural or outdoor fix, fuel up at one of the town’s thirty eateries, with options including farm-to-table, ethnic fusion, cafes and coffee shops, and three renowned breweries. Learn more about all that Brattleboro offers through the Downtown Brattleboro Alliance.
Put Vermont Plank Flooring on Your Itinerary
If you are considering plank flooring for your home or project, while in the area, make sure to schedule an appointment at Vermont Plank Flooring so you can take a peek under our hood. We welcome visitors to our showroom and sample shop, where you can see flooring samples of all the species we work with, as well as many of our finish options.
We’d also be thrilled to tour you through our solar-powered mill to see first-hand how we create the widest, longest, highest quality plank flooring. We’re proud to be a small family-run operation, so there are no glass partitions or viewing rooms, and no dog and pony shows (though we usually do have three or more dogs on-site). Rather, we'll bring you right in to watch the planks running through the planer, molder, and end-matcher. You’ll see the whole process, from ripping the rough-cut planks to applying the finish coats.
A visit to Vermont Plank Flooring is the perfect opportunity to get all your questions answered in one trip. We are here Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM to meet with you. You can schedule your visit via this link!