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 Village offers a tranquil old-world atmosphere, and Manchester Center is a shopper's paradise.
Hotels in Manchester and Dining in Manchester
Manchester has a wide variety of choices for your vacation in Vermont, from luxury Manchester VT hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts in Manchester. In-town lodging gives you the opportunity to stay among all the fascinating features of this one-of-a-kind Vermont town. There are also many wonderful restaurants in Manchester, from fine dining to small cafes to family restaurants. Whether you are in town for business or pleasure, you'll enjoy your stay in beautiful Manchester, Vermont.
Things to do in Manchester
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. In 2010, Yankee Magazine, listed several Vermont towns in their slideshow of "Top 25 Foliage Towns in New England," including the Southwestern Vermont town of Manchester.
Enjoy challenging golf and legendary fly fishing during the warmer months, skiing during the winter at nearby Stratton Mountain Resort or Bromley Mountain, and the Manchester Designer Outlets along with many locally owned businesses offer plenty of things to do in Manchester all year. Manchester Shopping is a favorite past time for visitors and locals alike.
Manchester Weddings and Conferences in Manchester
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 settings to choose from, all surrounded by the Green Mountains, you'll find the perfect location to host your events in Manchester Vermont.
Manchester Real Estate
If you can't get enough of the Green Mountains of southwestern Vermont, Manchester VT real estate may be just what you're looking for. The town has a reputation as a safe place to live, with quality schools, and Manchester has some of the most beautiful real estate in Vermont. Also, Manchester condos and summer rentals give flexible options to visitors and seasonal vacationers.
USA Today featured Manchester in 2010 as "Much more than outlets and skiing." Manchester encompasses all the great things you love about Vermont while the contemporary characteristics of the downtown area show Vermont in a new light. Whether you're visiting for a day or a week, or planning to live in Vermont, Manchester has a little something for everyone.
Quick Facts About Manchester
Latitude / Longitude: 43.16 N / 73.07 W
Zip Code(s): 05254
(Manchester Center: 05255)
Population (2010): 749
(Manchester Center: 2,120)
Elevation: 899 feet | Land Area: 3.58 miles
Town Clerk: 802-362-1313
Nearest Hospitals: Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (23.3 miles S)
Nearest Airports: Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport (29.6 miles N), Albany International Airport (59.4 miles SW)
Nearest Amtrak: Rutland (33.7 miles N)
|Nearest Colleges/Universities: Bennington College (21.0 miles SW), Southern Vermont College (24.8 miles SW), a branch of the Community College of Vermont (33.3 miles N in Rutland and 23.1 miles S in Bennington).||Birthplace of: Charles Augustus Aiken (1827-1892), clergyman, president of Union College, and professor at Princeton University; Joseph Sweetman Ames (1864-1943), physicist and president of Johns Hopkins University; Myra Bradwell (1831-1894), first American woman to become an attorney.|
|Tourist Attractions: Hildene, Northshire Museum & History Center, Orvis Flagship Store, American Fly Fishing Museum, The Battenkill River, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester Designer Outlets. Nearby: Dorset Theatre Festival (7.6 miles NW)|
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Vermont Events in October
FALL FOLIAGE SAMPLER TOUR 9/25/15 - 11/1/15
Discover the beauty of the fall foliage on Vermont's backroads. View up-close cascades of color and sweeping mountain/valley vistas. Learn interesting facts about our area, along the way. Plenty of stops. Group size 2 - 10, comfortable tour vehicle. Advance reservations necessary.
The Blue Jean Ball 9/25/15 - 9/25/05
This is the 7th Biennial Blue Jean Ball with all proceeds from the event supporting The Manchester Community Library’s programming for people of all ages. For the first time ever, the Blue Jean Ball will be held at the Library
An Intimate Evening with Jim Brickman 10/11/15 - 10/11/15
Grammy-nominated Pop Pianist Comes to the Southern Vermont Arts Center Sunday, Oct. 11th, 7:30pm Arkell Pavilion, SVAC Tickets: http://bit.ly/1Ky5czR Jim Brickman is the most commercially successful instrumental pop pianist of the last three decades. Four of his albums have been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America - 1995's By Heart, 1997's Picture This and The Gift, and 1999's Destiny - for sales of more than 500,000 copies. Along with two Grammy nominations, he has sold more than 7 million albums and amassed 27 Top 40 singles on the adult contemporary charts, including 14 Top 10 smashes.
Annual Pumpkin Festival 10/17/15 - 10/17/15
Join us for our annual pumpkin carving festival. The day is full of games, activities, local foods, and crafts. Oh! and of course carving as many pumpkins as possible!
Artisan Bread Basics 10/25/15 - 10/25/15
Green Mountain Academy is hosting an Artisan Bread making class at Earth Sky Time Farm. You’ve seen them at the local farmers markets, now learn what goes into making these fresh, delicious breads. The class will be hands-on and you’ll have a couple of loaves to take home. Class size is limited to 20 people.
Fall Foliage Savings
Book an Oct 24-29th Ascutney Mountain Fall Escape & the gas is on us!
HICV at Ascutney Mountain
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