Manchester, Vermont is an historic town located at the foot of Mount Equinox along Route 7, and is one of two shire towns (county seats) of Bennington County - the other is the town of Bennington.
Manchester Village, an incorporated village, and Manchester Center are settlement centers within the town.
Manchester has a wide variety of choices for your visit to Vermont, from luxury Manchester VT hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts in Manchester. Stay in town and walk to dining and shopping; choose out of town for mountain vistas and pastoral surroundings. Restaurants in Manchester offer extensive choices from fine dining to small cafes to family restaurants.
Manchester offers a unique blend of New England charm, style, arts & culture, and is a popular four-season tourist destination for Vermont vacations.
The area offers exquisite Vermont fall foliage and hosts a number of Fall Festivals. Art lovers will enjoy the many galleries and a stay would not be complete without a visit to Hildene, the Lincoln family home.
Enjoy challenging golf and legendary fly fishing during the warmer months, skiing during the winter at nearby Stratton Mountain Resort or Bromley Mountain. Manchester shopping is a favorite pastime for visitors and locals alike.
If you're planning an event in Vermont, Manchester has a lot to offer. The town's breathtaking scenery makes a destination wedding in Manchester VT an ideal choice, and the many amenities allow for Manchester conferences of various sizes. With a variety of venues from which to choose, all surrounded by the magnificent Green Mountains, Manchester can be the perfect location to host your event.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Derek Boothby, Former Director of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, to talk about the history of the Second Amendment. The importance attached to the right to bear arms and the impact of the Second Amendment continue to reverberate, as they have since its adoption in 1791. What is the background of the term ‘well-regulated militia’? What was the origin of ‘the right to bear arms’? How is it that the United States has an attitude to civilian-owned guns that is so markedly different from all other democratic, industrialized countries? This talk will trace the history of the right to bear arms from inception to the present day. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit our website www.greenmtnacademy.org. This lecture is sponsored by The Keelan Family Foundation. Note: This is not a talk on gun control. Green Mountain Academy does not take a position for or against gun control.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes H. Lee Allen, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University, to talk about the history of the Lye Brook Wilderness. Following the federal Wilderness Act of 1964, an additional 15 Eastern U.S. properties were added in 1975, one of which was our own Lye Brook Wilderness. Running from Manchester to Sunderland, its 18,000 acres once hosted logging camps, charcoaling operations, and Rich Lumber Company’s Lye Brook Railroad. This talk will discuss Lye Brook’s past, present and future. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org. This lecture is sponsored by The Keelan Family Foundation.
Come to quaint, historic Manchester, Vermont for the annual Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival at Riley Rink in Hunter Park. This Festival provides a unique and memorable shopping experience. Find handcrafted creations made by expert Artists and Artisans, and meet the actual makers of the work. Visitors also enjoy the Specialty Foods and Spirits tent, with producers of Vermont products including maple syrup, craft distilled spirits, and other gourmet items. Also find wine, beer, and great food to eat on-site while you enjoy live music and other entertainment.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes back Joy Stewart to lead this basket-weaving workshop. In a few short hours, you can create the perfect basket for gathering anything from berries to mushrooms. The basket is great too for holding kitchen utensils or displaying fresh cut flowers. The small gathering basket is built from a 5 x 5 inch solid bottom and has 7 inch walls. Color accents are available. Preregistration is required and costs $50, which includes all materials. For more information or to register, please call our office 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.
You be the judge! Audiences from around the world are given the opportunity to unite not only to view the films, but to vote for the ONE film they think is best. Votes are tallied at each venue and sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT headquarters in New York City where the winner will be announced on Monday, October 8, 2018. MANHATTAN SHORT is, quite simply, a collection of some of the best short films currently screening in the world today. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. For more information please call 802-867-0111.