Join award-winning filmmakers and film fans from across the globe each July at the Hamilton International Film Festival.
With its rolling hillsides, culture, arts, and great food, Hamilton’s charm rivals that found anywhere in New England.
Anchoring the heart of downtown is the Colgate Inn. With more than 40 guest rooms, a main dining room, and an outstanding tavern, the Inn will create memories that will draw you back again and again.
And if the tavern puts you in the mood for more craft beer, head over to Good Nature Brewing’s tasting room for a pint. They use a wealth of local ingredients in their beers and even offer seasonal brews. Share a flight with friends and take a growler of your favorite beer home.
If the arts are more your taste, visit the Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University, which offers special exhibitions, lectures, and frequently changing displays. Or join award-winning filmmakers and film fans from across the globe each July at the Hamilton International Film Festival.
In Brookfield, check out the oldest-running county fair in America, the Madison County Fair, in July. Brookfield is also a horse-lovers paradise. Riders will find hundreds of miles of trails in the Brookfield State Forest that are perfect for a multi-day trail ride. Or if roughing it isn’t your style, take advantage of the stables at Endless Trails Farm in nearby Hubbardsville before overnighting in their guest house.
In Lebanon you’ll find hiking, camping, canoeing, fishing and boating at Lebanon Reservoir Campground. Enjoy eighty acres of landscaped lawns, wooded areas and streams adjacent to the historic Lebanon Reservoir.