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What To Do on Spring Break in Manchester VT Besides Ski

If you’re not a skiier, or if you’ve tried it and would rather spend your time on flat ground, we have just the spring break itinerary for you. With skiing aside, Manchester VT is still a superb spring break location. Spring in this state is exciting overall, and with all the springy things to do in Manchester Vermont, our town is the ideal spot for some seasonal replenishment. 

That being said, here are our top five reasons why you should make Manchester VT your spring break location. 

Spring is Maple Season
Along with taxes, and mud on the roads, every year Spring brings an incredible sweetness to Vermont in the form of fresh maple syrup. Tour a sugar shack, wander through the woods viewing the sap lines, or visit a store and buy up that golden liquid in bulk. Bob’s Maple Shop in Manchester offers tastings and is a mighty tasty thing to do. 


Maple syrup
Photo: Bob's Maple Syrup

Cure Spring Fever With Craft Beer
Vermont breweries are quite in tune with the seasons and usually have a spring release to share this time of year. To the south of Manchester near Bennington is Madison Brewing Co. – a great place to try different brews or spend a day doing good old pub things (billiards, burgers, etc). 

Downtown Comes Back Alive in Spring
Manchester Village gets lots of love for our historic downtown and classic village square. When spring comes around, the downtown shops open up and offering visitors even more things to do in Manchester. Shop and stroll with the mountains of Southern Vermont as your backdrop. 

Spring Sales Help You Get a Fresh New Look 
An extra-special thing to do in Manchester VT at any time of year, the Manchester Designer Outlets offer designer clothing at absolutely deal-breaking prices. Spring brings a chance to freshen up our wardrobes and get out of our winter dressing ruts: MDO stores have all the on-trend pieces to boost your style for the warming season. 


Melting Ice Means Fishing is Back
If you’re lucky, the ponds and lakes around Manchester will have thawed by the time you come looking for things to do.  If the open water is back, you can go fishing at Bullhead Pond, and try your cast for trout. See? Skiing isn’t the only way to get outside in the spring! Fishing in Manchester is just as rewarding. 

Ta-da! Those are our top five reasons to make Manchester VT your spring break destination. 

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