Arts Education and Recreation
Johnson was chartered as a town in 1792. It remains a unique gem for arts education and recreation. Today, it is home to Northern Vermont University and the Vermont Studio Center. Johnson is the place in Vermont for artists! Artists practice their craft while they explore rural Vermont. Johnson is located at the confluence of the Gihon and Lamoille Rivers. Nearby, Butternut and Sterling Mountains rise above the town.
The community offers visitors a variety of activities in all seasons. It is a spectacular location for outdoor recreation. For example, Johnson features many public parks, swimming holes, and river access. Johnson has a variety of trails, including the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail.
In July and August, music fans can drop in to a free outdoor music festival. Catch local music every Tuesday night in the heart of the Village.
In the winter, outdoor enthusiasts snowmobile and cross-country ski. One of the region’s most popular destinations for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing is the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail.
Johnson Village is known for arts education and recreation. It is also friendly and accessible. People enjoy shopping and dining out in the village. In addition, visitors love downtown Johnson for local art and music.
Submitted by: Brian Story, Johnson Town Administrator The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) is New England’s longest trail. It is a year-round recreation path available for use all year long. Right now the trail is a great for walking, running, and cycling. Soon it...
Submitted by: Meredith Birkett, Johnson Village Manager Summer weather is making its way to the Green Mountains. To take full advantage of Vermont’s amazing summers, many Vermonters and visitors enjoy taking a dip in a local swimming hole. In Johnson Vermont, we have...
by BRIAN STORY, JOHNSON TOWN ADMINISTRATOR Hot summer weather has arrived in the Green Mountains. For relief, many Vermont residents and visitors enjoy taking a dunk in a local swimming hole. In Johnson Vermont, we have many opportunities for fun in the water. Your...