town in Orange County, Vermont, United States

Bradford is a town of 2,800 people (2020) in Orange County, in Central Vermont. It is a commercial center for some of its surrounding towns.

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Bradford Town Hall

The Waits River flows through Bradford in a southeasterly direction to the Connecticut River, which forms the eastern boundary of the town. Piermont, New Hampshire, lies across the Connecticut River to the east. The Piermont Bridge connects Bradford and Piermont.

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Map of Bradford (Vermont)

The town is crossed by Interstate 91, U.S. Route 5, and Vermont Routes 25 and 25B.

Stagecoach Transportation bus service also serves Bradford, with commuter service to points south including Hanover, NH, Lebanon, NH, and White River Junction, Vermont, along its River Route. Stagecoach also provides a "Circulator Route" to shopping and service destinations in the Lower Cohase Region, and provides individual rides to health care and other approved appointments.

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  • The town has a number of scenic views, including of the Connecticut River Valley, Waits River Valley, and White Mountains. Also of note is the view from Wright's Mountain.
  • Bradford Village Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has several popular restaurants, a general store and retail shops.
  • Bradford Academy/Woods School Building at 172 North Main Street is an 1893 building (with a 1935 addition) that houses the town government offices, town police department, and Bradford Historical Society.
  • Bradford Public Library was designed by architect Lambert Packard and constructed in 1895.
  • The Space on Main is a nonprofit co-working, maker, conference, event, and gallery space opened in 2017 in former Hill’s 5 & 10 department store.
  • Statue of Rear Admiral Charles Edgar Clark, captain of the battleship USS Oregon during the Spanish–American War.

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  • Old Church Theater is housed in a 1793 building behind the Congregational Church on Main Street. It presents summer productions geared for family entertainment.
  • Wright's Mountain/Devil's Den Town Forest covers more than 500 contiguous protected acres and more than 10 miles of interconnected trails open to all non-motorized recreation. It has been named a National Scenic Trail.
  • Waits River Falls is also known as Bradford Falls and Bradford Dam. Scenic waterfall over rocky cascade on Waits River along U.S. Route 5 National Scenic Byway, abutting Boch Park picnic area.

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Routes through Bradford
Sherbrooke via  Saint Johnsbury  N   S  FairleeWhite River Junction

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