The Marlboro College campus is located among the foothills of the Green Mountains in the small town of Marlboro, Vermont. Tucked on its own Potash Hill, the college is an integral part of the town of Marlboro, a community of less than 1,000 where many staff, faculty and students are active citizens. Marlboro is also the site of the world famous Marlboro Music Festival, which occupies the campus during the summer.
Southern Vermont offers students many opportunities for outdoor recreation and generally enjoying the rural flavor of New England throughout the year. Winter in Vermont means snowboarding, cross-country skiing and sledding, while spring brings maple sugaring, wildflower walks and whitewater rafting. In the summer there are swimming holes, mountain biking trails and more farmers markets per capita than any other state. Autumn is time for pressing cider, local harvest fairs and gawking at the amazing fall foliage. Marlboro is only 30 minutes from the Appalachian Trail, 20 minutes from Mount Snow ski resort and an hour from hiking trails up storied Mount Monadnock or the world-class whitewater of Zoar Gap.
While some students choose to bring cars to campus, many others find it just as easy to take the Marlboro College van, the public MOOver bus or carpool to and from nearby Brattleboro, the nearest substantial town offering many cultural highlights. For other more urban pleasures, Marlboro is 45 minutes from Bennington, Vermont, or Keene, New Hampshire, and an hour from the city of Northampton, Massachusetts. The college is also 90 minutes from Hartford, Connecticut (the nearest airport), two-and-a-half hours from Boston and four hours from Montreal and New York City.