About Discover Barre

Come discover Barre, Vermont, an idyllic town nestled in the heart of Central Vermont. Known as the granite center of the world, unique granite sculptures lines the streets and mark historic landmarks. It’s a place uniquely situated at the intersection of small-town charm and evolving business and entrepreneurship. A plethora of small downtown restaurants, shops and businesses await you. Historic walking tours, mountain biking, hiking and camping are just minutes away.

Discover Barre was founded by Michael Lannen of Eternity in the Spring of 2017. It is independently run and not officially affiliated with the City of Barre or with the Barre Partnership. Though we do share and promote their news and information.

Michael lives with his wife Mollie Lannen, daughter Claire and mini Schnauzer  Zoey in Barre City. He has been a resident of Barre for over 7 years.

While there are several local municipal and non-profit organizations that focus on Barre matters and economic development like Barre City, Barre TownBADC and Barre Partnership, Michael thought Barre was lacking a centralized website and social presence for promoting downtown businesses, events, and happenings in the area, as well as places to eat, shop, play and live in Barre, Vermont.

Our Give Back Program

As part of our Give Back Program, we donate a percentage of our profits to a local non-profit on a monthly basis. We are all in this together and we feel strongly that our local non-profit organizations are the cornerstone to our great community of Barre.

Free Downtown Barre Wifi!

Through the Vermont Digital Economy Project and with local support from the City of Barre, the Barre Partnership is able to offer a free Wi-Fi connection while you visit Downtown Barre. This service has been made available by continued donations from the following businesses:

Bob's Camera

Cornerstone Pub & Kitchen

Goodfellows Fine Jewelers

L&M Diner

Nelson Ace Hardware

Socialist Labor Hall

Interested in Collaborating?

If you have an interest in collaborating with Discover Barre, we would love to chat. Please contact Mike Lannen to discuss how you might want to get involved.