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.
Join us on Friday, February 22nd at 6:00 p.m. as Emily Bernard reads and discusses her book Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine. An extraordinary, exquisitely written memoir (of sorts) that looks at race–in a fearless, penetrating, honest, true way–in twelve telltale, connected, deeply personal essays that explore, up-close, the complexities and paradoxes, the haunting memories and ambushing realities of growing up black in the South with a family name inherited from a white man, of getting a PhD from Yale, of marrying a white man from the North, of adopting two babies from Ethiopia, of teaching at a white college and living in America’s New England today.
Learn fly tying basics in one of our free Fly Tying 101 classes. The 2-hour class will cover tools, materials and techniques. You will learn to tie the famous Woolly Bugger to take home and try your next time out on the water. There will be some great money saving offers to get you started in tying or other in store purchases.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Jon Mowry to lead this five-part woodworking course. This workshop will provide an introduction to woodworking using both machinery and hand tools. We will explore some of the properties of wood along with basic principles of design and furniture construction. Participants will complete a small project of their choosing. Class will meet Sundays, February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24. Preregistration is required and costs $200 for the five-session course, which includes all materials. For more information or to register, please call our office 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.
Join us in welcoming back to Northshire Pam Houston whose new book Deep Creek delivers her most profound meditations yet on how "to live simultaneously inside the wonder and the grief…to love the damaged world and do what I can to help it thrive" in essays as lucid and invigorating as mountain air. On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below, and lightning sparks a 110,000-acre wildfire, threatening her century-old barn and all its inhabitants. Through her travels from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska, she explores what ties her to the earth, the ranch most of all. Alongside her devoted Irish wolfhounds and a spirited troupe of horses, donkeys, and Icelandic sheep, the ranch becomes Houston's sanctuary, a place where she discovers how the natural world has mothered and healed her after a childhood of horrific parental abuse and neglect.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Union College Professor George H. Shaw to talk about the emergence of life on Earth. The transition from inanimate molecular mixes to something we would agree is “alive” is one of the most profound events that have occurred on Earth. Based on what we know about modern living systems, two questions immediately arise. First… How do we get sufficient amounts and concentrations of essential raw materials (pre-biotic compounds) such that the formation of self-contained systems has a reasonable chance of emerging? Second… Is there anything in current living systems that may be construed as representative (or critical) to the emergence of life? 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.