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 December
Prana Yoga for Radiant Health with Pauline Gardner 12/2/14 - 1/12/15
“Prana Yoga for Radiant Health” with Pauline Gardner begins on Tuesday, December 2nd , from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a six-week session. Learn simple but powerful ways to open, increase, and balance the flow of life force throughout the body-mind-heart. Participants will discover how to keep their whole being nourished and alive with yoga breathing, yoga flow and yin yoga, as well as deep relaxation. Pauline E. Gardner is licensed as a personal fitness trainer; Hatha and Yin Yoga, Pilates, and Zumba instructor; and Sports Nutrition Counselor. Gardner also facilitates an annual Radiant Health and Renewal Retreat Fundraiser to benefit Women for Women International. All levels are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing to stretch in. Sessions are offered by donation to benefit the Manchester Community Library.
The Yoga of Compassion with Lu French 12/4/14 - 1/22/15
Lu French will offer “The Yoga of Compassion” on Thursday mornings from 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., starting December 4th. Each class will begin with a guided centering and breath work. Participants then lengthen, strengthen, and balance body and mind through fluid warm up movements and classic poses guided by the breath. Deep relaxation follows. French is an experienced yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance and is the former owner of Breathing Room Yoga. She is also a level 2 Reiki Practitioner and Certified Thai Yoga and Swedish Massage Therapist. There will be no classes on Christmas and New Year's Day.
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