Summer Activities

Summers are Vibrant in Manchester

Summer in Manchester is the most relaxing and invigorating time of the year. The mountains and valleys invite you with their scenic vistas, the sparkling clean waters lead you to memory-making recreation, Manchester's cultural calendar is in full swing, and outdoor activites abound. This is the best time of year to explore and discover Vermont's hidden treasures, whether on a hiking trail, a bicycle path, a flowing river, or in the heart of our beautiful village. Enjoy everything summer in Vermont has to offer right here in Manchester.

Summer Listings

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Annual Sidewalk Sales- August 10-13, 2017

Annual Sidewalk Sales- August 10-13, 2017

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Ben & Jerry’s

A world-class Vermont original, Ben and Jerry's makes some of the richest and most decadent ice cream in the world.

Merck Forest & Farmland Center

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

Annual Sidewalk Sales- August 10-13, 2017

Annual Sidewalk Sales- August 10-13, 2017

Bike Manchester

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

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

Dorset Theater Festival

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

Drysdale Tennis School

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

Garlic John's

Garlic John's, a local favorite, is a strong, established chef-owned regional Italian restaurant located in the Southern Green Mountains just minutes away from ski resorts and shopping

Gourmet Deli & Cafe

For delicious gourmet breakfast or lunch, the Gourmet Deli & Cafe is your number one stop!

Green Door Day Spa

Here in the beautiful Green Mountains of Manchester, Vermont, you will find a warm and soothing environment to enjoy your favorite beauty service.

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

Mulligans Restaurant and Pub

With one of the most easy-going atmospheres and friendliest waitstaffs you’ll find anywhere, Mulligans is an uncommonly fine family eating and drinking establishment set in a converted 19th Century Victorian in charming Manchester Village, Vermont.

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.

Spiral Press Cafe

Cozy up with a cappachinno and a good book at the Spiral Press Cafe today!

Stratton Gondola Rides

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

Taconic Hotel

Located in the picturesque year-round vacation destination of Manchester, Vermont.

Thai Basil

A traditional Thai cuisine deconstructed

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.

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!

The Perfect Wife Restaurant

The best of both fine dining or tavern fare, choose either The Perfect Wife Dining Room or the Other Woman Tavern!

The Silver Fork

Great food, service and cozy ambiance cannot be beat at the Silver Fork!

Up For Breakfast

A longtime favorite for casual breakfast and brunch in historic Manchester.

Vermont Summer Festival

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


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

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.

Battenill Canoe

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

Ben & Jerry’s

A world-class Vermont original, Ben and Jerry's makes some of the richest and most decadent ice cream in the world.

Emerald Lake State Park

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

Equinox Preserve

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


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.

Lye Brook Falls

One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Vermont.

Manchester Antique & Classic Car Show

Welcome all car enthusiasts! The premier Antique and Classic Car Show in Manchester, Vermont celebrates 29 years of the best antique and classic cars, food vendors and flea market in the northeast!

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.

Mount Equinox

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

Orvis Fly Fishing School

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

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