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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our weekly summer Farm Night is a joyful celebration that features a local, organic vegetarian feast grown and prepared by our very own Earth Sky Time Community Farm. Specialty garden cocktails, local beer and spirits and live music make these summer events a highlight for our guests and the entire Manchester VT community.
The Town Green Concert Series starts on July 12 with Moose Crossing and ends on August 16 with The Don’t Leave Band. Other bands include the Julie Shea Band on July 19, So Far on July 26, John O’Rourke Legato Blues Band on August 2, and The Battenkillers on August 9. 2016 is an exciting year for the Town Green Concert Series. The new post and beam bandstand will be ready for the upcoming concerts, providing an even more festive atmosphere. New this year will be food concessions, including hot dogs, chips, soft drinks and more during the concerts. The Factory Point Town Green is located in scenic downtown Manchester, Vermont on Depot Street (Rt. 11/30), just east of the intersection with Main Street (Route 7A). Attendees are reminded to bring a lawn chair or blanket. There is no smoking on the Town Green, and dogs must be leashed at all times.
Green Mountain Academy welcomes Dartmouth College Professor Ehud Z. Benor to talk about whether distinctions can be drawn between religious and magical ritual. This talk will help us understand the relations between magic, science, and religion when we recognize that calculus was invented in order to establish their unity. 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.
Enjoy local entertainment, rides, crafts, and food! Thursday pay one price ride special. Benefitting L.E.A.D Manchester Special Olympics/Vermont
Green Mountain Academy welcomes forester Alan Calfee to lead an exploration in the rich northern hardwood forests of the Taconic Mountains in Manchester, Vermont. The walk will focus on tree identification, natural history of the forest, wildlife interactions, as well as some of the current threats to the forest and strategies for their management. Come prepared to walk in the woods and on some moderate slopes. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the trail.