The people of Peru are what makes the town so special. Small in size, with approximately 475 year round residents, town folk boast a sense of pride around Peru’s deep seeded connection as a community. The Peru Fair is an area institution, drawing upwards of 6,000 visitors each year. The town is home to several Olympians and some of the most successful cross country skiers in the world. Easy access to major downhill ski areas, multi-faceted cultural events, diversified and non-traditional education, Peru embodies the spirit of a classic New England town.  - Peru Town Website


Peru is home to locals, vacation home owners, and visitors alike and is reputed to have more acres of National Forest land than any of the other towns in the area. Bromley Mountain ski area is located in Peru and offers some of the best, most-friendly skiing in southern Vermont. Peru is also home to Styles Peak and Peru Peak with sections of the Appalachian Train and Vermont's Long Trail crossing the area. Hapgood Pond is a kid-friendly swimming spot and a local favorite for it's wide sandy beach and shallow access, and there is a trail around the pond for walking, snowshoeing or Nordic skiing in the winter.