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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, The Lincoln Family Home
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
Owner description: Historic home of Robert Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car... more Owner description: Historic home of Robert 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, 12+ miles of walking trails, teaching greenhouse and cross-country skiing in winter. less
Attraction type: Gardens; Historic Sites; History Museums
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Lye Brook Falls
Lye Brook Falls
Attraction type: Waterfalls
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Equinox Preservation Trust
Equinox Preservation Trust
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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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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Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park
Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park
Attraction type: Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Silver Fork
Silver Fork
Ranked #1 of 59 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: American, International
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
YE OLDE TAVERN
YE OLDE TAVERN
Ranked #2 of 59 Restaurants in Manchester
Price: US$ 19 - US$ 34
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Up For Breakfast
Up For Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 59 Restaurants in Manchester
Price:
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Zoey’s Double Hex Restaurant
Zoey’s Double Hex Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 59 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: American
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ravens Den Steakhouse and Taproom
Ravens Den Steakhouse and Taproom
Ranked #5 of 59 Restaurants in Manchester
Price: US$ 3 - US$ 36
Cuisines: Steakhouse, American, Bar
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Manchester View
3.0 of 5
Manchester View
US$ 96 - US$ 201
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Manchester
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Wilburton Inn
3.5 of 5
Wilburton Inn
US$ 118 - US$ 235
Ranked #3 of 12 Manchester B&B and Inns
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Olympia Lodge
3.0 of 5
Olympia Lodge
US$ 125 - US$ 148
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Manchester
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

The Inn at Manchester
The Inn at Manchester
US$ 180 - US$ 214
Ranked #1 of 12 Manchester B&B and Inns
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Kimpton Taconic Hotel
4.0 of 5
Kimpton Taconic Hotel
US$ 172 - US$ 448
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Manchester
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The Inn at Ormsby Hill
3.5 of 5
The Inn at Ormsby Hill
US$ 224 - US$ 312
Ranked #2 of 12 Manchester B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant
4.0 of 5
The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant
US$ 174 - US$ 368
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Manchester
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The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5
The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa
US$ 227 - US$ 556
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Manchester
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