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Make your escape to the Green Mountains in Manchester, VT, where unforgettable experiences await. No matter what time of year you visit, this is a place where you can sip, savor and shop or embark on exhilarating outdoor adventures. Let us be your guide to the Manchester area. We’ve got a line on the best attractions and things to do.

Spring & Summer

Gorgeous weather, hiking paths for all ages and abilities and a diverse array of outdoorsy things to do make spring and summer the perfect time to plan your stay in Manchester. VT.
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Autumn

There’s nothing like fall in New England. Vermont’s Green Mountains are beautiful any time of the year. But autumn’s orchestra of color raises the splendor to brilliant levels.
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Winter

Winter brings the Green Mountains alive in all their frosty magnificence. Enjoy heartwarming holiday events and simple pleasures like snowshoeing through the Equinox Preserve.
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Local Attractions

Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park

Just a mile away, Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park encompasses more than 88 acres of outdoor fitness and fun that guests are able to safely enjoy during all seasons!

Dana L. Thompson Memorial features: Basketball Courts, Tennis Courts, Pickleball Court, Skateboard Park, Dog Park (owned and operated by Manchester Dog Park), Baseball Fields, One-mile walking path, Riley Rink

Guests are welcome to rent an amenity or register for programs via this link.

Open daily until 10:00PM. Just a mile away, Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park encompasses more than 88 acres of outdoor fitness and fun that guests are able to safely enjoy during all seasons!

Bromley Mountain

Only 12 minutes from Aspen at Manchester, visit Bromley Mountain all year round. From hiking trails to challenging ski slopes, there is plenty to explore. Visit today!

Manchester Designer Outlets

97 Depot St, Manchester Center, VT 05255

One of the Top Shopping Getaways in New England

Yankee Magazine’s Reader's Choice and Editor's Choice for outlet shopping in New England. Save on designer fashions in the beautiful and historic walking village of Manchester Vermont.

Stratton Mountain

5 Village Lodge Rd, Stratton Mountain, Vermont 05155, USA

Visit Stratton Mountain all year round when in Vermont. From Mountain Biking to Skiing, there are so many activities for everyone.

American Country Rugs

4743 State Route 315 East Rupert, Vermont 05761

Visit American Country Rugs for inspiration, workshops, and their fun events.

Aerial Yoga

3556 Main Street, 3rd Floor Manchester Village, Vermont 05254

The mission is to create and provide a safe, compassionate space to practice stillness and study yoga.

Heart of the Village Yoga LLC was founded by Andrea Ross and Jo Kirsch, E-RYT 500 in August of 2013. Andrea and Jo met 14 years ago at Wild Mountain Yoga, Jo’s former yoga studio, and have been practicing together and learning from one another since that time.

Heart of the Village Yoga Studio is located in picturesque Manchester Village, Vermont. Nestled in the valley of the Green Mountains, they feature 2 yoga studios, one with aerial swings, a lovely boutique, and a treatment room used by an acupuncturist and energy healer. Mountain views can be seen out the windows throughout the ever changing Vermont seasons.

Backroad Discovery Tours

Backroad Discovery Tour is a local, guided tour service based in Manchester, Vermont. The tours are designed for people who only have a day or two to spend in the area, and who wish to explore the region's best-kept secrets! You will discover Vermont's history, beauty, local lore, and fun facts. Experience the real Vermont! Backroad Discovery excursions offer wonderful insight into what makes Vermont the perfect, "State of Mind!"

Editor's Choice: Yankee Travel Guide to New England
Trip Advisor's top-rated activity for Manchester, VT

All tours are $35 pp. Advance reservations are necessary. Tours leave from Manchester, VT, and need a minimum of two passengers to proceed.

For more information and/or reservations, email [email protected] or call 802-362-4997.

American Museum of Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing History - Learn And Explore

The American Museum of Fly Fishing is the steward of the history, traditions, and practices of the sport of fly fishing and promotes the conservation of its waters.

Exhibitions On Display

We strive to create insightful and interesting exhibitions that will appeal to a broad audience of fly fishers, outdoor enthusiasts, and history buffs. We maintain a changing exhibition program in our Leigh H. Perkins Gallery so that our visitors learn more each year about the rich history of fly fishing.

Dorset Marble Quarry

Green Mountain National Forest, 1940 VT-30, Dorset, VT 05251, USA

One of the oldest marble quarries, Dorset Marble Quarry is now famous during the Summer for its 60 foot swimming hole! Certainly an attraction and experience you do not want to miss.

Elizabeth De C. Wilson Museum

Southern Vermont Arts Center Dr, Manchester Center, VT 05255, USA

Opened in 2000 and designed by Hugh Newell Jacobsen, the Wilson Museum provides a contemporary, state-of-the-art exhibition space for visiting artists and exhibitions. The museum also serves as a secure repository for our Permanent Collection, featuring over 900 works by Luigi Lucioni, Ogden Pleissner, Grandma Moses, Lorenzo James Hatch, to name a few. Due to its value and size, exhibitions of the Permanent Collection must be specially planned and orchestrated.

EV Charging Stations in Manchester!

4869 Main Street, Manchester, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT, USA

If you are driving in with your Electric Vehicle, you're in luck. There are so many nearby EV Charging Stations, right in Manchester, VT!

Closest Station is located at Northshire Book Store - 4869 Main Street, Manchester, VT.

Hildene - The Lincoln Family Home

1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254, USA

Looking for history-filled Manchester fun? Visit Hildene, open daily year-round, for exciting tours and winter trails.

Discounted tickets available for guests. Please inquire within or call our Guest Services team at 802-362-2450 to learn more.

Robert Lincoln built Hildene as a summer home at the turn of the 20th century. He was the only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to maturity. Robert first visited Manchester as a young man in the summer of 1864 when he came to the Equinox Hotel to meet his mother and his brother Tad. Some forty years later he returned to purchase 392 acres of land to build what he would call his ancestral home. At the time, Robert was president of the Pullman Company, the largest manufacturing corporation in the country.

Helmholz Fine Art

442 Depot St, Manchester Center, VT 05255, USA

Renowned founder, Lisa Helmholz-Adams, launched the Helmholz Fine Art gallery to showcase selective and distinguished artists. Schedule a tourto learn more. You can also visit Helmholz Fine Art in Tribeca, New York!

Land Rover Off-Road Experience

Land Rover Experience Driving School, 80 Union Street, Manchester, VT, USA

Experience steep inclines, guided paths, rough terrain, and more on the beautiful Green Mountains via the Land Rover Experience. Featuring one and two hour sessions, as well as half and full day experiences that you don't want to miss!

Available all seasons - please check their website to learn more.

Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain Ski Area, Magic Mountain Access, Londonderry, VT, USA

Visit Magic Mountain's 39 trails and snow tubing slopes. From beginner to expert level courses, everyone can have fun at Magic! Only 20 minutes away from Aspen.

Mount Snow

Mount Snow, Somerset, VT, USA

There is plenty to do at Mount Snow. Book your tee time in the summer and ski down different slopes in the winter. Go for an adventure dog sledding or cross country skiing. Spend the night bowling then eat at one of many nearby restaurants.

Orvis

4180 Main St, Manchester VT 05254

The Orvis Company was founded in 1856 by Charles Orvis, in Manchester, Vermont, offering the finest fly fishing equipment. Today, Orvis is a family-owned retail and mail-order business specializing in high-end fishing, hunting, and sporting goods. After 150 years, Orvis is the oldest mail-order retailer in the United States!

Riley Rink at Hunter Park

410 Hunter Park Rd, Manchester Center, VT 05255, USA

Hunter Park is the home of Riley Rink and Hunter Fairgrounds located in central Manchester off route 7A north of the Town Hall. The Olympic size ice skating rink is home to youth and adult hockey leagues. We offer Public Skating, Stick & Puck and Pick-Up Hockey sessions, it is always best to check our daily schedule on our website, www.rileyrink.com. Our primary ice skating season is from the end of October through the very beginning of March. We also have the only DISC Golf in the area. Hunter Park is host to different events throughout the year: Tournaments, Concerts, Bingo, Trade Shows, Antique Shows, Private Events, Races, Pro-Am Games. Hunter Park is a family friendly safe facility. Enjoy our grounds for a wonderful walk or a healthy jog.

Semma Connect

4869 Main Street, Manchester, VT, USA

800-663-5633

Self Guided Brewery Tour with the help from the Vermont Brewers Association!

5669 Main Street, Manchester, Manchester Center, Manchester, VT, USA

Go on a Self Guided Brewery Tour with the help from the Vermont Brewers Association!

Visit their website for a list of all current breweries in Vermont - all with their own styles, unforgettable tastes, and histories.

Vermont Country Store

The Vermont Country Store Weston, 657 Main St, Weston, VT 05161, USA

The Vermont Country Store, the Purveyors of the Practical and Hard-to-Find. Step back in time as you browse our aisles of long lost products that still work as well today as they did "back in the day!" From countless jars of penny candy to Vermont's finest selections of locally made cheese and meats, to problem-solvers for your household to toys for the littlest ones

Southern Vermont Arts Center

930 SVAC Drive,, W Rd, Manchester, VT 05254, USA

The mission of the Southern Vermont Arts Center is to serve the arts and the community by furthering art in all its aspects, with a foremost goal of education for artists, art students, and young people.

Sugar Shack & Norman Rockwell Exhibit

Sugar Shack Lane, Arlington, Vermont 05250, USA

With pure Vermont maple syrup produced right on-site, also visit the Sugar Shack for all things Vermont! From Souvenirs to homemade baked goods, you can't visit Vermont without visiting the Sugar Shack!

Also stop by the Norman Rockwell Exhibit, a local Arlington resident, whose exquisite and talented artwork and crafts are on display.


5669 Main Street
Manchester, VT 05255
Phone: (802) 362-2450
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