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Manchester, VT

Exploring Vermont Makes An Excellent Day Trip

Covered Bridge during Fall in ManchesterIn the footprint of Mount Equinox, close to southern Vermont's world-class skiing and recreation, lies the historic town of Manchester, Vermont. Home to some of the finest brand name outlet shopping in the country, Manchester is a unique blend of New England charm, style, arts and culture.

The area is a true four-season destination offering exquisite fall foliage, challenging golf and legendary fly-fishing opportunities.

Manchester features an abundance of inns, bed and breakfasts, antique shops and museums in addition to a wealth of dining opportunities. In short, Manchester has something for everyone and is just a quick and scenic 1 hour 20 minute drive from Albany NY!

Here are a few examples of where to go and what to do while you're in the Manchester area:

Skiing Stratton Mountain

If it's big mountain skiing you're looking for, look no farther than Stratton Mountain Resort. Stratton offers incredible downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing, just minutes from Manchester. Stratton isn't just for winter anymore. The resort has become a year-round vacation destination featuring golf, tennis, biking, hiking and swimming during the warmer months.


Tennis Schools, with Stratton Mountain as the venue, offer the finest in tennis vacations for the entire family.

Manchester Shopping

Designer Outlets in Manchester Vermont

Manchester Designer Outlets - Welcome to 5th Avenue in the mountains, with up to 70% off retail every day!

Resorts & Inns

  • The Equinox Resort & Spa - AAA Four Diamond Award for 14 consecutive years.
  • Wilburton Inn - Fabulous location, ambiance and architecture.


Discover the Dorset Theatre Festival - An award-winning professional theatre company presenting eight plays from June to September.

While Manchester features world-class dining with a view, explore to find lodging, dining, real estate and more information about Vermont.