“Our Main Street has a rich history, an authenticity and tremendous assets,” says Revitalizing Waterbury, one of Waterbury Vermont’s most action-oriented non-profit organizations. Its mission is to preserve and enhance the economic, historic and social vitality of downtown Waterbury.
Evidence of this vision can be found at every turn. It is “fueled by people power, citizens who simply believe in downtown Waterbury.”
The Waterbury Village is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. It is located on one of the most scenic routes in Vermont and less than 15 miles from 4 major ski areas: Stowe, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen and Bolton Valley.
Vermont products manufacturers and artisans of international repute greatly contribute to Waterbury’s economic growth and success. These include Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Cold hollow Cider Mill and Ziemke Glassblowing Studio. Some of Waterbury’s main retail businesses have been family-operated for nearly a hundred years.
Other notable community-minded establishments include the Waterbury-Stowe Fish & Game Club, established in 1949, with a mission to preserve natural resources and promote cooperation between landowners and sportsmen; The Children’s Literacy Foundation; The Waterbury-Duxbury Mentoring Program and A River Runs Through It, a garden club providing gardening workshops and community enhancing projects.
The Central Vermont Railroad came to Waterbury in 1849, bringing along significant growth in the areas of tourism and business. Revitalizing Waterbury restored the historic Railroad Station, originally built in 1875. It stands as a reminder of the timeless spirit of this beautiful Vermont town.
Waterbury offers an especially rich environment for recreation, community services and business, for village residents as well as those who favor a secluded setting. Judy Foregger and Bob McLeod have watched Waterbury transform over the years, and emerge as a truly vibrant Vermont Community. Stop by and ask them about this some day!