Springfield, Vermont's rich history and the special qualities are what makes Springfield a great place to visit and vacation. Springfield is a a four-season community with a vibrant and historic downtown area. Go a mile or two in any direction, and you’ll find the rural landscape that one pictures when they imagine “Vermont”. Discover YOUR Springfield Vermont Vacation NOW!
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One of the great things about the Springfield region is our "Vermont Quality of Life".
Springfield, VT Outdoor Activities
Springfield, VT Hiking & Nature Areas: Spring weather Nature Area, State Parks, Hartness Park, North Springfield Bog
Springfield, VT Winter Activities: Skiing, Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, & skating
Cyclists can enjoy a unique experience as they ride along Vermont highways and byways. Whether it’s spring, summer of fall, the scenery is breathtaking and the country air invigorating. Springfield’s Toonerville Trail provides a pathway leading to the Connecticut River and there are a number of major bicycle tours that come through the community.
Springfield, VT History
One of the New Hampshire grants, the township was chartered on August 20, 1761 by Governor Benning Wentworth and awarded to Gideon Lyman and 61 others. Although Springfield's alluvial flats made it among the best agricultural towns in the state, the Black River falls, which drop 110 feet in 1/8 of a mile, helped it develop into a mill town.
Springfield was located in the center of the Precision Valley region, home of the Vermont machine tool industry.
In 1888, the Jones and Lamson Machine Tool Company (J&L) moved to Springfield from Windsor, Vermont under the successful leadership of James Hartness. Gaining international renown for precision and innovation, J&L ushered in a new era of precision manufacturing in the area. Edwin R. Fellows co-founded the Fellows Gear Shaper Company here in 1896. As knowledge and infrastructure grew to support precision machining, other companies such as the Bryant Chucking Grinder Company and Lovejoy Tool formed, grew, and provided much of the economic engine. Springfield Telescope Makers, the oldest amateur telescope makers' club in the United States, has been headquartered in Springfield since its inception in 1920. The club's clubhouse, Stellafane, has hosted a convention for the geographically scattered club since 1927.
During World War II, Springfield's production of machine tools was of such importance to the American war effort that the US government ranked Springfield (together with the Cone at Windsor) as the seventh most important bombing target in the country.
Springfield is also home to the Eureka Schoolhouse, the oldest one-room school in the state of Vermont. Completed in 1790, the building was in continuous use until 1900 and was restored in 1968 by the Vermont Board of Historic Sites. The school house was named by its first teacher, David Searle, who, after a long journey through the new frontier was heard to cry "Eureka!" upon reaching the new settlement of Springfield. The name stuck, and "Eureka" can still be found in street and business names throughout Springfield.
City: Ludlow | Neighborhood: Ludlow
Our home sleeps 8 overlooking picturesque Lake Pauline. Two queen bedrooms, 3rd bedroom has a high riser (two twins), a twin bunk and TV/VCR/DVD.