The Marlboro College campus is located among the foothills of the Green Mountains in southern 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. Some of the many benefits shared by both the college and the town include a volunteer fire company, a community newsletter called the Marlboro Mixer, cross-country ski trails, the Marlboro Historical Society, the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, the Marlboro Community Fair, and the January Book Swap. Marlboro is also the site of the world famous Marlboro Music Festival, which occupies the campus during the summer.
Marlboro offers many recreational opportunities, including hiking, biking, swimming, paddling, and cross-country skiing on an extensive network of trails that start right on campus. The town of 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, hop on the public MOOver bus, or carpool to and from 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.