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Best of Manchester Guide

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Manchester
Nestling in the heart of the Green Mountains, this former iron-mining town today is the quintessential Vermont getaway, complete with white steeple church, antique shops and cosy country inns. Manchester is a true all-season destination. In winter, skiers arrive to hit the slopes at nearby Bromley and Stratton Mountains or the cross-country trails at Hildene. Spring and summer bring hikers who can opt for easy treks through Merrick Forest or more challenging ones like Prospect Rock, a three-mile hike, mostly uphill, that offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains to those who make it. Manchester fly-fishing is also a popular pastime, drawing enthusiasts from around the country who come to learn or hone... more Nestling in the heart of the Green Mountains, this former iron-mining town today is the quintessential Vermont getaway, complete with white steeple church, antique shops and cosy country inns. Manchester is a true all-season destination. In winter, skiers arrive to hit the slopes at nearby Bromley and Stratton Mountains or the cross-country trails at Hildene. Spring and summer bring hikers who can opt for easy treks through Merrick Forest or more challenging ones like Prospect Rock, a three-mile hike, mostly uphill, that offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains to those who make it. Manchester fly-fishing is also a popular pastime, drawing enthusiasts from around the country who come to learn or hone their skills. Big-name factory outlets in Manchester Center draw shoppers all year round. In the autumn, it's all about foliage. Enjoy the vibrant colours from a canoe on the mighty Battenkill River, cycle along a scenic path or sit back and take it all in from a comfy rocking chair on the porch of a historic inn. No matter what your vantage point, the show is always spectacular. less

All things to do » Things to do

Hildene
Hildene
Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace... more Owner description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car, goat farm and cheesemaking facility, walking trails and cross-country skiing in winter. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Concerts; Gardens; History Museums
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Lye Brook Falls
Lye Brook Falls
Attraction type: Waterfalls
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Southern Vermont Arts Center
Southern Vermont Arts Center
Owner description: Founded more than 50 years ago by a group of local artists, the cultural center includes a beautiful Georgian mansion that showcases changing exhibits, the Arkell Pavillion, a... more Owner description: Founded more than 50 years ago by a group of local artists, the cultural center includes a beautiful Georgian mansion that showcases changing exhibits, the Arkell Pavillion, a performing arts center and the Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum, which houses the center's permanent collection of more than 700 paintings. less
Attraction type: Art Galleries
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Equinox Preservation Trust
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Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park
Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park
Attraction type: Parks

All places to eat » Places to eat

Silver Fork
Silver Fork
Ranked #1 of 62 restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: American, International
Dining options: Reservations, After-hours
Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse
Nipper's Cafe & Steakhouse
Ranked #2 of 62 restaurants in Manchester
Price: USD 5 - 30
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations
Up For Breakfast
Up For Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 62 restaurants in Manchester
Price:
Cuisines: American, Bakery
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
YE OLDE TAVERN
YE OLDE TAVERN
Ranked #4 of 62 restaurants in Manchester
Price: USD 16 - 31
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, Continental
Good for: Romantic, Business, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, After-hours
Sushi Boat
Sushi Boat
Ranked #5 of 62 restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Japanese

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

The Stamford Motel
3.0 of 5
The Stamford Motel
USD 92 - 128
Ranked #7 of 15 hotels in Manchester
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The Aspen at Manchester
The Aspen at Manchester
USD 85 - 150
Ranked #9 of 15 hotels in Manchester
Seth Warner Inn
Seth Warner Inn
USD 80 - 130
Ranked #8 of 13 Manchester B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

The Inn at Manchester
The Inn at Manchester
USD 169 - 281
Ranked #1 of 13 Manchester B&B and Inns
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The Barnstead Inn
The Barnstead Inn
USD 135 - 275
Ranked #3 of 13 Manchester B&B and Inns
North Shire Lodge & Mountain View Pub
3.0 of 5
North Shire Lodge & Mountain View Pub
USD 129 - 185
Ranked #4 of 13 Manchester B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5
The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa
USD 269 - 683
Ranked #8 of 15 hotels in Manchester
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