Things to Do in Manchester

No Matter the Season, There is So Much to Do in Manchester

Everything you want to see or do in Vermont is right here in Manchester and the surrounding communities. Manchester is the perfect destination for your visit to Vermont.

Things To Do in Manchester

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Vermont Summer Festival

Six Weeks of Top Equestrian Competition in Summer's Most Beautiful Home: The Green Mountains

2020 Annual Sidewalk Sales- August 6th - August 9th image
2020 Annual Sidewalk Sales- August 6th - August 9th

Join us August 6th - 9th, 2020 and shop the streets of Manchester!

Merck Forest & Farmland Center

Teaching and Demonstrating the benefits of innovative, sustainable management of forest and farmland.

Vermont Summer Festival

Six Weeks of Top Equestrian Competition in Summer's Most Beautiful Home: The Green Mountains

2020 Annual Sidewalk Sales- August 6th - August 9th

Join us August 6th - 9th, 2020 and shop the streets of Manchester!

Bromley Adventure Park

Bromley is home to 3 marvelous adventures which create the premier destination for families in Vermont for summer activities. Your family will find an all day adventure for everyone!

Dorset Quarry

On hot summer days the sight of dozens of families jumping, swimming, and basking in the sun around this massive 60-foot-deep swimming hole makes it one of the most wholesome and picturesque recreational spots in the region

Bike Manchester

From easy rides down gravel roads, to spine-tingling excitement on mountain descents!

Maple Sugaring Open House

Sweeten up your pancakes and satisfy your sweet tooth during Vermont's maple sugar season. Sample sugary snacks at any of Vermont's sugar houses during the Open House Weekend Vermont

The Golf Club at Equinox

The Golf Club at Equinox combines a dramatic blend of past and present in one of the most picturesque mountain settings in the country.

Southern Vermont Arts Center

The Southern Vermont Arts Center is a not-for-profit organization primarily dedicated to providing arts, in all aspects, and arts education to the community.

Riley Rink

Spend an afternoon with the family ice skating on Manchester's own Olympic sized skating rink!


Bringing together the world's leading yoga teachers, top musical acts, and thrilling performances for a weekend of ecstatic celebration.

Dorset Theater Festival

Enjoy bold, innovative and authentic theater that engages a diverse, multi-generational community at the Dorset Theater Festival

The Northshire Bookstore

Grab a cappuccino at the Spiral Press Cafe and spend the afternoon getting lost in the bookshelves of the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester!

Stratton Gondola Rides

Enjoy the ride to the top of southern Vermont's highest peak!

Drysdale Tennis School

THe Drysdale Tennis School is your quintessential New England tennis camp at Stratton Mountain

Land Rover Experience Driving School

Whether this is your first time off-road or you have advanced experience, lessen courses provide elements and terrain that will increase your knowledge and ability off-road

Manchester, Vermont Visitors Center

Discover All Things Manchester!

American Museum Of Fly Fishing

A one-of-a-kind institution housing the largest collection of fly-fishing artifacts in the world, including the tackle of many famous Americans.

Backroad Discovery Tours

Our local service is an editors' choice for "Yankee Travel Magazine." Get off the beaten path & discover the Shires of Vermont in an 8-passenger tour vehicle.

Bromley Mountain Ski Resort

Bromley Mountain has 43 classic New England trails and glades with a variety of terrain that is seldom seen elsewhere. It is perfect for skiers & riders of all ability levels.

Equinox Snow Tours

Let our trained guides who have 5 to 20 years of riding experience show you the beauty of snowmobiling in the Green Mountain National Forest.


This historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln is set on 412 preserved acres of gardens, trails, woods and farm, as is open for visitors year-round for a variety of events and activities.

Horses for Hire

Horses for Hire offers mountain trail and sleigh rides, and is in close proximity to Manchester and the surrounding mountains, Stratton, Bromley & Magic Mountain Ski areas.

Manchester Hot Glass Studio & Gallery

Manchester Hot Glass is a glass blowing studio & gallery open daily to the public. Visitors are welcome to watch as our artists create remarkable colored works in glass.

Elf Express

All aboard the most whimsical holiday event of the season, the Elf Express!

Mount Equinox

Hike, bike, or drive up Mount Equinox for a day of family adventure and spectacular views.

Equinox Preserve

Enjoy magnificent scenery while hiking, biking, skiing or snowshoeing .

Stratton Mountain Ski Area

Ski and snowboard at New England's premier resort.

Emerald Lake State Park

Visit this beautiful 20-acre lake with public beach, boat rentals, and campground,

Lye Brook Falls

One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Vermont.

Orvis Fly Fishing School

Spend a day at the Orvis fly-fishing school and learn how to fly fish.

Battenill Canoe

Paddle for the day or sign-up for a longer tour of the famous Battenkill River.

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