Wander the vibrant main street of a quintessential New England village lined with historic clapboard buildings, local handicrafts shops and friendly cafes. Southern Vermont’s unspoiled Green Mountains entice hikers, skiers, cyclists and all in search of a healthy back-to-nature fix.
Soaring pines reflect off the still waters of a quiet pond. Groves of red spruce and yellow birch rise from mineral-rich slopes where porcupines and bobcats roam among maidenhair ferns. An unrivaled paradise, this 914-acre preserve offers exceptional opportunities for year-round hiking, cross-country skiing and mountain biking.Learn More
Take the rare opportunity to work with trained hawks and release them to majestic flight under the guidance of a professional falconer at the picturesque Boorn Brook Farm. Learn to spot and fly hawks in one of several introductory experiences to this ancient sport.Learn More
Built in 905 by Robert Todd Lincoln, a chairman of the Pullman Company and the only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood, this was the summer residence of the President and his family. Tour the grand Georgian Revival mansion in 1905 packed with family heirlooms, including a 1,000-pipe organ, and wander through several gardens, walking trails and the Hildene Farm.Learn More
Marbled vessels, Venetian bowls and delicate sun catchers in a swirl of colors are just a few of the hand blown glass pieces available at Manchester Hot Glass. Shop for one-of-a-kind souvenirs or reserve a slot in a class to learn the basics of this ancient art form in just two hours.Learn More
Sift through the titles of this beloved family-run, independent bookstore. A central part of the community, Northshire Bookstore hosts a variety of local and national author events, public issues forums and has a thoughtfully curated children’s department.Learn More
A historic 1918 Georgian revival mansion sits at the heart of the Southern Vermont Arts Center, set on 120 acres of forest-clad land. Inspiring works by hundreds of artists fill the ten the museum galleries of this state-of-the-art museum complex, with a shop, cafe, studio facilities, a 400-seat auditorium, and the largest sculpture garden in Vermont.Learn More
Shop for handcrafted clothing, toys, housewares and more at this gathering of local makers. Pop by the food and spirits tents, and enjoy a local brew as you listen to live music.
More than 200 renowned dealers from across the country gather to display furniture, artwork, rugs, and housewares for this highly-curated antiques show.
Tree lightings, tractor parades, festive pub crawls, and holiday arts and crafts transforms Manchester into a storybook Christmas village for five weeks.
Southern Vermont arts organizations present a curated calendar of off-Broadway shows, outdoor concerts, gallery nights, dance performances, and live shows throughout the year.
Cover scenic Manchester on foot during the Maple Leaf half marathon, a favorite New England event that also supports the Make-A-Wish foundation.
This pungent festival of food, crafts, and live music is centered around the small but mighty garlic plant.
This country fair with carnival rides, games, horse and ox-pull events, quilt exhibits and live music has been a Vermont tradition for 220 years.
Explore the rolling landscape on two-wheels during this four-day bike tour through the countryside and historic towns of Vermont.
Tour sugar houses and stop by restaurants to sample maple-sugar recipes—maple-tinged cocktails, maple cream frosted doughnuts, wood-fired maple pizza—during this weekend celebrating Vermont’s most famous export.
Gather with car enthusiasts at this free showcase of classic and rare automobiles and flea market, now in its third decade.
Outdoor lovers of all ages will find adventure in hands-on instructional schools, including the Land Rover Experience Driving School, the Green Mountain Falconry School, and the Orvis Shooting and Fly-Fishing schools.Learn More
The Equinox spa captures the natural energy of the surrounding mountains, trees, and water flowing freely from the Equinox Springs. Relax with an extensive menu of facials, massages, signature body treatments, pilates, yoga and meditation.Learn More
Two can tee off with an unlimited golf package, with greens fee and cart included, at the par-71 course just a club's swing from your suite.Learn More