Here’s a guidebook I created for the immediate area around the campground, so within minutes of a drive away. There are even more restaurants, shops, activities in surrounding towns that are not included here.

1) Download the All Trails app to find all the best hikes, reviews, level of difficulty, their current conditions etc.
2) Go fishing for trout in the Brewster River. Any basic rod with spinners or worms will work.
3) Go swimming in the Brewster River. Tons of great swimming holes up and down the river.
4)Stowe, which is a beautiful 10 min drive away through the Notch road which is open May-Nov, has many more great shops and restaurants that are not included in this list.


Martell’s Red Fox
Cool local restaurant/bar with great food , VT beer, and live music.
.2 miles away from BRC

158 Main Restaurant
Awesome country style breakfast/lunch joint with homemade breads, pancakes, etc.
3 miles away.

Burger Barn
Small trailer off the side of the road serving up amazing burgers and fries using local beef from Boyden Valley Farm. There’s usually always a line.
3 miles away from BRC

Cuppboard Deli
You must try their homemade donuts. Seriously amazing. They also have good old fashion deli sandwiches and other treats.
3 miles away from BRC

Taste of Texas
Dam good bbq. I know the owner, and he’s passionate about good bbq!
5 miles away

Village Tavern
Another good local restaurant for American food
3 miles away from BRC

The Family Table
Extensive menu featuring lots of local fresh ingredients and chef made specials and authentic Italian pizza oven
3 miles away from BRC

Hanleys General Store
Groceries, deli, essentials, & alcohol
3 miles away from BRC

Farm Store
Higher end market/café with local groceries, pastries, coffee and healthier options.
3 miles away from BRC

North Country Donuts
Okay this is not in the immediate area, it’s a 25 minute drive away, but their donuts are so freaking incredible that I have to put it on here. Call/order in advance.
20 miles away


Brewster Ridge Disc Golf
#4 world best disc golf course
~1 mile away

Fox Run Meadows Disc Golf
#7 world best disc golf course
~1 mile away

Triple Diamond Ski Shop
Outdoor store where you can get some camping gear and (soon) rent e-bikes.
.2 miles away

Bootleggers Bikes
Rent, buy, and get serviced mountain bikes, gravel bikes, and e-bikes. Matt, the owner, is an expert and is super nice!
3 miles away

Vermont Canoe & Kayak
Canoes and kayaks rentals and guided tours on the Lamoille River. Super fun!
1 mile away

Sterling Pond Hike
Beautiful and the most popular hike around here, right in the Notch.
.5 miles away

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail
Amazing path for running, hiking, biking, etc. I personally bike it to Lost Nation Brewery for amazing food and beer.
5 miles away

Brewster River Gorge
Beautiful waterfalls and hiking with tons of awesome swimming holes up and down the river (including at our campground)
.2 miles away

Cambridge Cannabis Company Dispensary (Fully Licensed)
They have tons of great strains, edibles, pre-rolls, etc, The owner and his staff are super welcoming, knowledgeable and passionate. Highly recommend (21+).
3 miles away.

Smugglers Notch Distillery
They make award winning spirits. Visit their distillery for tastings and try their tipsy pickles!
3 miles away.

Boyden Valley Winery
Visit their beautiful scenic vineyard, have a cocktail, and enjoy some of their creations.
5 miles away

ArborTrek Canopy Adventures
Family-friendly forest amusement park with zip line tours & a treetop obstacle course.
2 miles away

Lamoille Valley EBike Tours
Rent bikes and E-bikes and go on a tour through the country here!
10 miles away

Golden Dog Farm
Family-owned organic farm with maple syrup, honey, fruit, berries and nuts, and a big beautiful family of golden retrievers!