Northfield is home to Norwich University (the oldest private military college in the United States). Norwich attracts students, staff, and faculty from around the country and around the world, which gives this small town more diversity and a more cosmopolitan feel than you might expect.
Norwich also provides fantastic opportunities for entertainment and recreation. The mens’ and womens’ hockey teams are perennial national powerhouses, having won league and national championships. And Northfield comes out in force to support the Cadets. Want to see all your friends in one place? Head to Kreitzberg Arena on a Friday in January or February!
It's also fun to be able to watch sports that you wouldn’t normally see on television. Bring your crew to watch rugby, tennis, soccer, and even the drill team.
The Paine Mountain Recreation Center is renowned for its top notch mountain bike trails. The trails are used by hikers, runners, even the high school cross country and track teams. And yes, if you’ve got that adventurous spirit, you can even hike up in the winter with a sled, and sled down the trail. Yes, you heard that right.
When you’re in Northfield, make sure to stop in at The Cornerstone, right on the Common. There’s a great selection of fantastic local beers, wonderful food (I recommend the Thai burger), and fun service.
For a quick bite, don’t miss the Depot Square Pizzeria. Andy whips up delicious calzones, whole pizzas, and slices. You’re sure to run into people you know, which makes lunch just a little more enjoyable.
Northfield Schools have elementary from Pre-K to 5th grade. Then the kids go all the way across the street to the Middle / High School. Northfield is proud to have had recent Vermont Teacher of the Year.
Small class sizes and caring teachers make for a great educational experience. And the proximity and connections to Norwich University make it easy for students to enroll in university courses while still in high school, earning credits at both levels. That’s the kind of double dipping everyone loves!
Northfield is only 10 minutes from Montpelier and Barre, 20 minutes from Randolph. And, if skiing is your thing, jump on Cox Brook Road and head over the mountain to Moretown, Waitsfield, and Warren (Sugarbush and Mad River Glen ski areas).