Plan the Perfect Escape
Small town charm meets big city style in historic Manchester, Vermont. Nestled between the Green Mountains to the east and the Taconic Range to the west, Manchester offers spectacular scenery, cultural pursuits, and recreational opportunities unique to each of the four seasons.
In summer, experience award-winning spa, golf, equestrian, and outdoor adventure. Enjoy world-class cuisine, sophisticated shops, fun summer festivals, and stunning scenery. Visit the home of Orvis, fly fish the Batten Kill, or take a clay-shooting lesson with the pros.
In the fall, people come from all over the world to peep at our peak colors. Hardwood forests of birch, beech, and maple serve up the reds, oranges, and brilliant yellows that foliage dreams are made of. You can hike Mount Equinox to gorgeous vistas and views. You can cruise our backroads and byways in search of fall things to do. Get lost in a corn maze, pick apples, carve pumpkins, hear music, and more! Come for brewfest, harvest fest, and the Peru Country Fair. Visit antique shops and cheesemakers.
In winter, ski at three ski mountains. You'll find a classic, local vibe at Magic and Bromley, super family friendly. Discover a true alpine resort when you make the trek to Stratton, plus some of the best après action around. Not a skier? Not to worry. You can skate, sled, snowshoe, or cozy up for a romantic sleigh ride. And when you need to warm up, we’ve got crackling fires, craft cocktails, and hearty seasonal cuisine. If you love the holidays, join us for Merriment! Thanksgiving kicks off six weeks of fun, festive activities like tree lighting, inn tours, train rides, replete with New England charm.
Best of all, we’re within easy driving distance of New York and Boston, but still a world away.
5 Places Not To Miss
- Orvis (Flagship Store, Outlet, Fly Fishing School)
- Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home
- Northshire Bookstore
- Equinox Preserve
- Southern Vermont Art Centers
- Summer & Fall Trails: Hiking, Golf, Mountain & Road Biking, Canoeing/Kayaking
- Sporting Life: Clay Shooting, Falconry, Fly Fishing, Range Rover Experience
- Winter: Ski Nearby (three mountains), Ice Skating, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Ski, Sleigh Rides, Snowmobile