Chittenden is located in Rutland County
, eight miles north of Rutland
near Chittenden Reservoir. Situated in a mostly hilly and rural setting, Chittenden is one of southcentral Vermont's largest towns in terms of area at 73 square miles. Its population is approximately 1,113.
Chittenden was chartered on March 16, 1780. It was the home of Gershom Beach, who strode more than 60 miles in 24 hours to rally the Green Mountain Boys for the raid of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775.
The Chittenden Reservoir features a public boat launch, fishing and wildlife viewing.
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05/25 Coming to The area
Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Green Mountain Film Festival Montpelier VT March22-31 Culture reigns at the Green Mountain Film Festival, featuring powerful programming on a wide range of subjects, interesting and often unexpected guests, and a convivial atmosphere.
Spring Plant Sale Westford NH April27 The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Fairgrounds.
Vermont Maple Festival St Albans VT April26-28 Pancake breakfast and maple buffet, the annual “Sap Run” race, exhibits and sugarhouse tours, antiques, crafts, cooking demonstrations, youth talent, fiddlers’ shows, and a Grand Parade featuring teen “Maple Ambassadors.”
Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor Manchester NH March17-May5 A display at the Currier Museum of Art shows the striking duality of deadly weaponry and artistic beauty from the Samurai culture of centuries past.
New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival Deerfield NH May11-12 Each year the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival lines up a wide variety of presenters to help educate the public on everything sheep or wool related. Your family can take advantage of the many activities taking place throughout the weekend.